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If you're asking opinions, it does look a tad overkill.
 

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I thought so too. Prob end up with tywraps
 

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It does look bulky, maybe a bit on the large side.

If you want something smaller, but along the same lines if you want something like this - how about cutting some links in half from a chain (not a drive train!!), cheap and easy to get from a few from hardware store. Smaller and lighter maybe too...

Front wheel & tyre look phenomenal !!

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Your reading my mind. Thats what I did! But they have to be big enough for the eyes of hose to fit thru.
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I see the problem now... Are you going to power cost/paint the swing arm when done? I can't recall what you said you are going to do with the frame, but I've seen some really nice looking nickel/ cadmium plated frames in the past... If so, then you could make the swing arm the same and...

Fabricate something from sheet metal to wrap around or over the brake line. Formed in a shape to wrap around the line - Ω If one side was welded in place, then the other could be pushed gently down (depending on the gauge!!) over the line until almost flush. If wide enough - a small short screw could hold it is place... Length along the swing arm could be short (and more than one) or one longer one... I can visualize it, not sure it is practical, that it makes sense, or that you'd like it...

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Yes powder coat frame and swing arm. I might see if I can find smaller gauge chain, or bend some 1/8" smooth rod. Or maybe I'm trying too hard and should just tywrap it. Lol
 
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Got the side stand reworked. Heavier spring, better angle. I'm happy now. Just have to square up the cut after disassembly. And added a stopper.
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Help!! Need input!! I don't want to use tywraps. But need rear brake hose guides. Is this too bulky? View attachment 206404
How about a sheet metal clip secured on one side that will spring closed on the brake line?

EDIT: I see Adrian already proposed the same.
 

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Check out rubber lined P-clips at your local auto parts store for securing the brake line.
 
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New black outer tube.
 

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Nice. I'm guessing you are doing your own priming and painting?

From the looks of a box in a previous shot, did you also do your own powder coating? In an oven at home?

Just curious as powder coating small parts i
s something I would like to try... :)

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Yes, I rattle can prime to find all flaws. Then ill scuff and prime, and base coat in one day. Then apply graphics and clear coat the next.
I do powder coat anything small enough to fit in the oven. But I have an old oven that I use just for that. Its a table most of the time. Lol
 
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Everything nice and cozy in the electrical box.
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All mounted up and ready to go!
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Stainless bolt kit looks amazing! Can't wait for the custom engine badges to come!
 
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