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Old 11-29-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Braided steel over teflon brake lines with 2" risers

My bike as I got it has 32" wide bars on 2" risers, and a braided steel upper brake line. Lower lines appear OEM, and are probably original.

I'm going to change the brake fluid, and wanted to change the lines as well.

I'd prefer a 2-line kit, but my guess is the 2-line Galfer FZ1 kit won't fit. Is there an alternative kit from them that might? 3-line kits are pretty expensive (especially since I only need the two lower lines.

I'm thinking my best bet might be buying lines like this + banjos for the lower lines. http://www.jpcycles.com/product/241-157

Alternately I could roll my own. Not completely sure about that.

Since I got the bike I've considered removing the risers. Still I'd like to have the option, so I'm not sure I want to get a kit that prevents using them.

For those of you with risers and braided steel lines, what was your solution?
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:42 AM   #2
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I used a two line galfer kit that join at the master cylinder. Either kevlar or braided lines will give you much tighter performance.

There are a zillion brake line threads on here that discuss options....
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There are a zillion brake line threads on here that discuss options....
Yeah I searched them, and didn't find anything much about using them with 2" risers.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:26 AM   #4
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I like the fren tubo lines (custom) I got from pjsparts
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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Yeah I searched them, and didn't find anything much about using them with 2" risers.
2" are big risers but you just have to get lines that are longer
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