Jump to content

Braided hoses


Guest rick
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hey all


The brake hoses on my fazer are definitely original ones, which means they're now seven years old... so definitely need replacing. I recently bled brakes/changed pads and everything went well, but I've noticed my fronts and rears getting less responsive recently. I bled them this evening and small black bits of rubber where coming out along with the fluid, so I'm guessing its time for a replacement!


Now I'm looking at s/s braided hoses with s/s fitments... what have you guys fitted and where did you buy them? It seems that Goodridge and HEL are the main types... anyone have any experience with them?


Also, when I change the hoses (will probably wait until mid summer), I'm guessing its advisable to completely overhaul the calipers and MC by changing piston seals (and pistons if needs be), dust seals, nipple valves, o-rings etc.


Cheers,

Rick.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also, when I change the hoses (will probably wait until mid summer), I'm guessing its advisable to completely overhaul the calipers and MC by changing piston seals (and pistons if needs be), dust seals, nipple valves, o-rings etc.

 


doing all that Rick will cost you the earth!!!


i have braided on mine they cost me £45 off ebay they are goodridge with i think nikel fittings good enough for mee just keep them clean as the salt can attack the quicker then stainless


they make a improvement :)


i would just replace the lines and give the rest a good clean up :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also, when I change the hoses (will probably wait until mid summer), I'm guessing its advisable to completely overhaul the calipers and MC by changing piston seals (and pistons if needs be), dust seals, nipple valves, o-rings etc.

 


doing all that Rick will cost you the earth!!!


i have braided on mine they cost me £45 off ebay they are goodridge with i think nikel fittings good enough for mee just keep them clean as the salt can attack the quicker then stainless


they make a improvement :)


i would just replace the lines and give the rest a good clean up :)

:stupid: i replaced the lines on my bandit and katana, something you might wish to add would be speedbleeders, these replace standard bleed screws, and have a valve inside, therefore making bleeding a simple one man operation..


oh and keep the fittings clean and maybe a little vasleine to keep the oxidization of the nickle at bay.. just looks tatty otherwise..


don't go for coloured cables, with your wheels etc, it will look OTT, just go for the clear coated stuff.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice guys... I'll just crack on with the hoses then and, as you say Stu, clean everything up. What duya reckon the black bits were? I'm assuming its flakes from the rubber hoses due to their age.


Yeah I was thinking about colours and plain stainless steel fitmets and black rubber hose sleeves are the way to go... as you say, it'll be OTT otherwise!


Cheers guys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Welcome to The Motorbike Forum.

    Sign in or register an account to join in.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Guidelines We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

Please Sign In or Sign Up