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post #1 of 4 Old 05-05-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Longer Brake Line

So I went into the local motorcycle shop and asked how much a longer break line would be since my barbacks (1" up 1" back) are a bit too far for the current brake line. After disappearing for 20 minutes the guy comes back and says it'll be $110 and proceeds to say how the brake lines are pressed into the joints and you can't replace the line you need a whole new dual line system, one to each caliper.

So with the mechanical prowess of a howler monkey, I was wondering if I was being sold something I don't need, or if to extend the brake line by getting this dual line custom made break setup is the only option for a 2008 Non-ABS Wee. I'm only looking to extend the line an Inch or 1.5 inches if that.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-05-2009, 07:17 PM
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I don't know how the brake lines are set up on a '08 non-ABS Wee, but I got a braided stainless extended line from Blair at SV Racing Parts for $49.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-06-2009, 05:55 AM
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Check with these guys.


They do custom lengths, hose colours, fitting colours, whatever. I got a +1" set for my V and they are just what I needed.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-07-2009, 10:21 PM
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I have a K7 non ABS Wee and I installed these http://www.barrisersonline.com/forwardrisers78.html. they say forward, but I used them for backward risers 1.5" up and 1.375" back. I did not have to replace the brakeline. I only had to undo the P clip bolt that secures the brake line about half of the way down from the handlebar. I can't see any problem with just leaving it loose because it can't go anywhere and there is no strain on it.

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