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Aftermarket Brake Line Length

I just realized that I have a set of leftover front steel-braided lines from my F4i. I can save about a hundred bucks by reusing them on my 1000RR! I don't remember why they're not being used, but I can say for sure I did a lot of experimenting with the brakes on that bike until I found I was happiest with the 954 braking system.

I recall a website that gave the length of the lines for each bike but can't find it. Anyone know of a resource? I already looked at Galfer; they specify a different part number for the two bikes and I'm not sure how to read their part number codes.

F4i: FK0003D222-2
1000: FK0003D424-2

Provided I don't need a longer line, I should be good. Are the copper washers easy to find?

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Re: Aftermarket Brake Line Length

I would use oem style aluminium washers. At least here it is very hard to find right thickness copper washers for the banjos. The aluminium ones that here can be found from motorcycle parts stores and Honda, Yamaha etc. dealers are thicker then the copper ones from autoparts stores.

I have always gotten my brake lines made from measurements at hydraulic stores and never had a problem with them. And they are much cheaper then the kits you can buy ready from part stores. I just the take the old lines with me so that they can get the angles of the banjos and measure how much longer i need them to be...

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Re: Aftermarket Brake Line Length

Did they provide any caution about metallurgy? I am concerned about galvanization (corrosion) as I believe that's why copper is used.

What search terms do you recommend I give my search engine to find a comparable fabricator here?

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Re: Aftermarket Brake Line Length

Stock ones are aluminium. Not copper. Brake calipers are aluminium so i wouldn't really worry much about that. I have used copper ones when i haven't had the time to go pick up ones that are similar to stock. I haven't even ever asked who has made them since they probably are originally all from same place. And every one of them have done their job just fine.

This is the oem part for it. Little under 3$/pcs

90545-300-000 WASHER, OIL BOLT $2.85
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Re: Aftermarket Brake Line Length

Okay, I'm convinced. Thanks for finding that for me. I learned something.

I also looked closer and realized that the brake line from the master cylinder is rubber, but then goes to a T splitter and they appear to be steel to the calipers. I'm thinking of holding off on brake lines as they are serviceable right now and I have a few other items that are in need of a little time and attention.

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-2002 CBR600F4i (was mine and now hers)
Ohlins, Racetech, Showa custom Suspension

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