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I decided to replace my break line after watching the black fluid run out of the line. There is a seller on ebay marketing stainless break lines for $30 plus $10 shipping. He offers them in your choice of colors, viny cover. Even offers color of fittings, silver or black. Also comes with four compression washers and two banjo bolts. His handle is coastguard 1975.



I called the company that is mentioned on this site and they want $48 for silver only and no bolts.



Any feedback on either?
 

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I decided to replace my break line after watching the black fluid run out of the line. There is a seller on ebay marketing stainless break lines for $30 plus $10 shipping. He offers them in your choice of colors, viny cover. Even offers color of fittings, silver or black. Also comes with four compression washers and two banjo bolts. His handle is coastguard 1975.



I called the company that is mentioned on this site and they want $48 for silver only and no bolts.



Any feedback on either?


There's an excellent supplier many on this forum recommend, he's got the exact patterns, fittings etc.

If not included, compression washers are 0.50 each behind the counter of most any auto parts store.



Problem I've found is that many of the brake hoses that are sold on eBay are more geared towards "one size fits many" thus one for a regular CX500 may not be long enough for my custom, or if they tried to cover a number of years it may be too long.
 

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There's an excellent supplier many on this forum recommend, he's got the exact patterns, fittings etc.

If not included, compression washers are 0.50 each behind the counter of most any auto parts store.



Problem I've found is that many of the brake hoses that are sold on eBay are more geared towards "one size fits many" thus one for a regular CX500 may not be long enough for my custom, or if they tried to cover a number of years it may be too long.
id go with the one in the quick ref.

marshallf3 is talking about this

Stainless Steel Brake Lines - U.S. Source

JDA Enterprises http://www.jdaent.com/

Email ([email protected]) or Call (530-365-8400) Craig Raudman
 

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No doubt there are many decent suppliers, but I went with JDA and have not been sorry. The guy is a pro and given that this will most likely be the last brake line I buy for this bike, I thought it worth the relatively small difference.
 

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It's been some time since I bought mine from JDA, but it seems that the line was around $45.00 with shipping.
 

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I like JDA also. He does include the crush washers, btw.
 

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I also got a JDA line, yet to be installed. $45ish inclusive. The thing I liked best was his free and quick communications with me to make sure I had what I needed. He has most, if not all the templates already made up. He has a solid reputation among our group.



I look forward to getting mine installed over this off season.
 

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Just wanted to state that I purchased the break line from the person in my original posting. He did what I asked for, Black cover and the fittings are oriented correctly. It is quite a bit lighter than the orignal and smaller in diameter. Seems to be a quality product.



Does anyone recommend extra protection on the areas where the clamps are? If so what would you use?
 

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...Does anyone recommend extra protection on the areas where the clamps are? If so what would you use?


One possibility is a piece of vacuum hose split lengthwise and secured with a couple of wire ties.



This photo shows protection around a fork brace but the same approach also works for the clamps.

 

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I don't know if it will go over one end of the fittings or not but you can also buy fairly thick heat shrink tubing and use it in multiple layers or smaller then larger.
 

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OK, gave up on TAS getting the right hose so I need some help.



JDA has the length and pattern for a Regular or Deluxe hose but not the length of the one that fits a 1979 Custom.



He says it's measured between the centerlines of the banjo fittings.



Also need to know if the fittings are the same as go on a 1979 Master Cylinder





Can anyone help out?
 

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I have an '80 Custom and the break line I got fit just fine. Would you like a pic of it?
 

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The 1980 Custom and my 1979 Custom take exactly the same part #



Problem I've got is the one that fits the standard and the deluxe aren't the same and that's all he has exact patterns for.



I need the dimensions and connector end types for a 1979 or 1980 CUSTOM CX500 so whatever you can find will certainly help.
 

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I tried to strech the break lines out the best that I could. The new on is 1/2 inch longer than the old one. This is off of a 1980 Custom.











 

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Perfect - thanks!



Once it's built and verified JDA can file it away as a permanent file for future refeence.
 

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Say gsting - can you do me another favor?



Craig @ JDA would like some close-ups of those connector ends, especially a couple of different angle views of the one that's angled, he can't sem to decide on which angle of connector to use on that end.



The one at the wheel is straight if I recall?
 
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