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post #1 of 28 Old 03-03-2017, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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+2 brake lines

Question for anyone who has added Rox Risers to their V2, I assume you swapped out brake and clutch lines with +2 right?

I see Adventuretech sells a reasonably priced package with +2 stainless steel Galfer front, rear brake lines and replacement clutch cable for $196.

I was wondering if the throttle cables need to be replaced as well? They seem pretty tight in their current configuration, or do they just need to be loosened on the bike side to extend them a little more?
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post #2 of 28 Old 03-04-2017, 01:55 AM
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G'day Bugzy,

You might find some info in this thread

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a-...formation.html

We have the Rox risers on our V2,s and had the brake lines extended, everything else has remained in its original spot except for the clamp on the clutch hose which we rotated 180 degrees.

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Not sure of your location but I have used this guy on ebay before with excellent results and very cost effective.

HARLEY DAVIDSON CUSTOM STAINLESS S. BRAIDED BRAKE LINE | eBay

Hit any of his BIN auctions he will then send you pictures of the banjo fitting and ask what length hose and how you want the fittings oriented. I had mine in less than a week and were exactly what I asked for and working great for several years now.
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Not sure of your location but I have used this guy on ebay before with excellent results and very cost effective.

HARLEY DAVIDSON CUSTOM STAINLESS S. BRAIDED BRAKE LINE | eBay

Hit any of his BIN auctions he will then send you pictures of the banjo fitting and ask what length hose and how you want the fittings oriented. I had mine in less than a week and were exactly what I asked for and working great for several years now.
This option looks like the route I would take if wanting new lines.

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Not sure of your location but I have used this guy on ebay before with excellent results and very cost effective.

HARLEY DAVIDSON CUSTOM STAINLESS S. BRAIDED BRAKE LINE | eBay

Hit any of his BIN auctions he will then send you pictures of the banjo fitting and ask what length hose and how you want the fittings oriented. I had mine in less than a week and were exactly what I asked for and working great for several years now.
Good find, thank you.

I was looking at the schematic for the brake lines, and it appears this isn't as simple as it would seem. I thought the brakes would have been a simple line from the reservoir down to the front wheel like on the older Vee, but it has this deflection in the middle and a lot of extra hose, what is all that for? Is that part of ABS system?

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G'day Bugzy,

Items 5 & 9 do indeed run to & from the ABS unit.

The problem we found is the junction block attached to the right hand side of the frame where the hose from the reservoir joins the metal pipe to the ABS as its not a banjo type of connection.

We bought new hoses and had them lengthened.



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Ok, so the claim about stainless steel front brake lines for the V2 is a little misleading, unless you are willing to disable your ABS for it.

Thank you for pointing out the obvious, a puzzling setup. I was kind of hoping to eliminate the U shaped bend around the fender at the bottom, but it seems that is not so easy to do.

The line that goes to the ABS unit screws into the bottom of the junction block?
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Bugsy, I too am baffled as to find and install a longer right brake line hose after installing comfort bars. The juntion block attached to the frame is the hang-up as the hose is crimped to this block. I guess what is needed is a line from the reservoir all the way to the abs unit?
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Ok, so the claim about stainless steel front brake lines for the V2 is a little misleading, unless you are willing to disable your ABS for it.

Thank you for pointing out the obvious, a puzzling setup. I was kind of hoping to eliminate the U shaped bend around the fender at the bottom, but it seems that is not so easy to do.

The line that goes to the ABS unit screws into the bottom of the junction block?
Yes that is correct.

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Bugsy, I too am baffled as to find and install a longer right brake line hose after installing comfort bars. The juntion block attached to the frame is the hang-up as the hose is crimped to this block. I guess what is needed is a line from the reservoir all the way to the abs unit?
No, the brake shop we had ours extension done removed the original hose from the junction block and attached the new longer line to it as in the picture.

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The kit that Adventuretech sells apparently has the full kit, a +2 SS line from reservoir to junction block, and SS line to ABS unit, then a SS line from ABS to junction block, and one SS line down to front brakes with a crossover to other brake, same as stock, plus you get a +2 SS clutch line, and a rear SS line to complete it. Seems like a decent package.

How hard is it to get to the ABS unit? Does the tank need to come off, and the airbox?, or is it possible to get to it by moving the radiator down a little or something?
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Last edited by Bugzy; 03-06-2017 at 12:50 PM. Reason: Misinformation about the SS line to brakes, there is a single line down, not two down.
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