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post #1 of 13 Old 10-15-2019, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Stainless steel brake lines?

Wanting to upgrade both Front & Rear brake lines. I can’t seem to find any product availability for the rear line.

Has anyone upgraded there Rear to Stainless steel?

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-16-2019, 12:57 PM
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Here is a possibility. Be sure to enter your bike make, model, etc t verify fitment.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-variety-o...a589#vi-ilComp

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Made in, and shipped from, China. Sorry, I would rather go with Spiegler or Galfer than take my chances with these......
I am sure that if you went to them directly, that either one of Spiegler or Galfer could make a rear hose for our Stroms.

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Made in, and shipped from, China. Sorry, I would rather go with Spiegler or Galfer than take my chances with these......
I am sure that if you went to them directly, that either one of Spiegler or Galfer could make a rear hose for our Stroms.
In the past I was able to find 'custom made' braided brake lines from Canada. However, I had to specify all aspects of the line for as little as $20/line. They worked perfectly for over 8 years on my ZRX1200!!! Found the ad on eBay but I can't find the vendor now. These vendors are out there. Just have to look.

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Telephone Galfer 805-988-2900. I bet a dozen donuts they have what you want.

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A while back I discovered a company called Hose & Fittings, etc. (www.hoseandfittingsetc.com). They don't work specifically in the automotive industry, they just seem to do hoses and fittings in general.

You send them you're stock brake line and they'll return it along with a matching custom-made braided stainless one (with modifications if you like). They're prices were crazy-inexpensive back when I last dealt with them in 2015, and the quality was excellent.

Contact them. Anyone looking for a brake line should.
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Thank you all will definitely look into this.

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post #8 of 13 Old 10-18-2019, 04:46 AM
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Adventure Tech sells Galfer lines for the Strom. Just picked up some +2's myself. The kit was real nice and had everything I needed!
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adventuretech[.]biz/
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Sorry, bad news for you.

Suzuki used a non-standard fitting on the 2012+ DL650 rear line that is not available for after market brake line makers.

A more progressive rear brake is not a bad thing though.

We have the front lines in standard and +2" lengths with black sheaths so they look stock. Clear sheaths are available by request. All at a 10% discount.
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A while back I discovered a company called Hose & Fittings, etc. (www.hoseandfittingsetc.com). They're don't work specifically in the automotive industry, they just do hoses and fittings in general.

You send them you're stock brake line and they'll return it along with a matching custom-made braided stainless one (with modifications if you like). They're prices were crazy-inexpensive back when I last dealt with them in 2015, and the quality was excellent.

Contact them. Anyone looking for a brake line should.
Many Thanks for the custom hose fittings link. I'll definitely keep them in mind when upgrading to braided lines!

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