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post #1 of 5 Old 07-19-2019, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Brake lines

G'day All,

So the manual suggests replacing the brake lines every 4 years, how accurate is this?
Our 2014's still have the original hoses and the brakes are working fine although at 54k the rear brake pads are looking like they need replacing soon.
I haven't priced how much the original hoses would be but I shudder to think what Suzuki would want for the whole set.
When we bought a new front brake line to have extended (we didn't use the original in case it didn't work) we had to by the line from the Master Cylinder to the block and the pipe to the ABS, they do not sell them separately. and its was $164 AUD
How have those that have fitted the extra 2" Braided lines found the installation and the performance?
How does the fitting of braided lines get around the "block" on the front brake line from the Master cylinder?

Cheers V2man & GotaV2

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-19-2019, 11:25 PM
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I also have 2014 V2 I don't even think about the brake hoses. Are you replacing the brake hoses on your car every 4 years?

If you still want to do it, I am sure there are several reputable aftermarket companies that offer them and can answer your questions about extra length etc.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-19-2019, 11:39 PM
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Most companies Golfer etc use some form of adapter.

Fren Tubo from italy does stainless (to custom length) with all the stock connectors.One in one out. they even have all the rubber grommets b built in

I got mine +2 "
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-19-2019, 11:45 PM
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If your bike lives outdoors....maybe.

Mine stay in a garage and I have never replaced a single one. I have looked at them for dry rot type cracking and never experienced it.

"If its not broke yet, it can still be fixed"
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-20-2019, 01:34 AM
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I just replaced mine on my '04 only because I added longer ones for risers. The stock ones were still in great shape. No cracks or hardening of the rubber.
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