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post #1 of 19 Old 12-01-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Front brake line option

Is there any regular (rubber) longer upper brake line that can be used without having to go to the braided stainless complete change out kit for the front brake lines?
It seems like you should be able to get a longer rubber upper hose only somewhere for this bike. Any suggestions?
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I'd like to know the answer to this as well. Anybody know?
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I'd like to know the answer to this as well. Anybody know?
Me too. I plan to add bar risers and it turns into an expensive project having to buy the braided line.
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Me too. I plan to add bar risers and it turns into an expensive project having to buy the braided line.
I don't have the answer to the OP's question... but I do know several have successfully added risers without extending the lines. Personally I have the Tusk 30mm risers and didn't need to do anything. Others have done some minor rerouting. See this thread for more info.
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my DL650 came to me with risers and no hoses or cables changed. I was mnore concerned with the throttle cable than the brake lines. Ulitmately, I removed the risers, because I did not need them.
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I went an inch up and an inch back, installed by the dealer service dept without any changes in hoses or cables.
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A lot of places can make custom brake hoses; here's one example:
Custom Brake Hoses | E.L. Johnston Auto Parts

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A lot of places can make custom brake hoses; here's one example:
Custom Brake Hoses | E.L. Johnston Auto Parts
Yes, but...when I asked the folks at SV Racing about this, shortly after purchasing my '12 DL650 in early 2012, they explained that one could not just replace the upper hose because of its connection to the manifold (below the tank) that was added or changed with the '12 ABS. Looking at the hose connection to the manifold (as best as I can see it from underneath), it does appear as if it is a permanent, swaged connection, as does the connection for the hose going to the front calipers. It would thus seem as if to replace any of these hoses one must replace both the upper and intermediate hoses and the manifold connection.

I've not since revisited this or removed the tank for a better look so I'm not positive, but would be interested in knowing if anybody has confirmed whether or not the upper hose can be disconnected from the manifold thus allowing it to be individually replaced.
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post #10 of 19 Old 12-11-2013, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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front hose

According to Bikebandit.com it is a separate hose for each section i.e. top hose, wheel calipers, etc. Hopefully the image link I added works.
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http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-suzuk...4880#sch772719

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