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post #1 of 20 Old 03-27-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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are steel braided brake lines worth the money?

Hello V people,
I have an 11 wee abs and i have installed bar risers and would like put higher bars which looks like i need longer clutch and brake cables.Will steel braided brake lines improve brake performance with the abs.

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It depends on the individual perception. They may improve feel, but that's about it. Feel is important though.

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my buddy just bought an 011 wee w abs and was under the assumption he couldnt put risers only on without a new brake line.. is that not true??
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braided lines do improve the feel but IMO you get more bang for the buck with better pads

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I believe it was a 3/4 riser.
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If I had to replace brake lines I would go with braided, but I would not spend the money just to 'farkle up'.

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Im really happy with the brakes i wouldnt change them if i didnt have to.THANKS
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braided lines do improve the feel but IMO you get more bang for the buck with better pads
Yup, a set of HH pads will give you way more stopping oomph than braided lines, assuming your lines are not worn, and need replacing, which is doubtful for a 2011.

Better yet, do the SV Racing caliper mod, coupled with a set of HH's......it's like a new bike.
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Thumbs up break lines

I have done them on several bikes both street and dirt and I feel like they give a much better break feel. They made a huge difference on an older HD I think the original owner never changed break fluid so I think they softened up the rubber ones. A vacume pump makes it much quicker to bleed new lines.
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I have only put steel lines on a quad which made a huge difference but i dont wanna waiste money theres alot of other things my wee could use.Like bigger bars a set of those slick mirrors for starters.
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