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Old 12-21-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default SS brake line ??

Do the stainless brake lines need replaced like regular lines at the normal manufacturer intervals?
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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if they have a rubber core then yes. you replace them because the rubber hardens & may crack. the SS lines just have an outer core to keep the line from expanding. that restriction in expansion should allow the lines to last longer.

at the speeds i run, i don't take that chance.


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Old 12-21-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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What about teflon lines Tim...

Good question grslightn..
I'm going to question Goodridge about mine!
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Old 12-21-2005, 02:42 PM   #4
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What about teflon lines Tim...

Good question grslightn..
I'm going to question Goodridge about mine!
well teflon is an interesting question - some use teflon as an outer coating ( over the braided SS ). but what is the inner core ?

seems some are saying they have a teflon inner core ?
edit: i put galfer brake lines on my kat - here is their quote:

"Most OEM require that rubber lines be replaced every 3 years, Galfer lines will last the life of the bike."
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:39 PM   #5
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i put galfer brake lines on my kat - here is their quote:

"Most OEM require that rubber lines be replaced every 3 years, Galfer lines will last the life of the bike."
No way...Is that under what conditions?? If that is true man I made the right choice..got Galfer's on my bike...first performance mod I made...
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:48 PM   #6
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i put galfer brake lines on my kat - here is their quote:

"Most OEM require that rubber lines be replaced every 3 years, Galfer lines will last the life of the bike."
No way...Is that under what conditions?? If that is true man I made the right choice..got Galfer's on my bike...first performance mod I made...
i beleive the warranty is they'll replace the lines free of charge ( if installed by a mechanic ). what are the chances you'd still own the bike ?

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what if your bike came with SS lines (dual front actually) right from the factory?
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Do the Galfer lines have rubber on both sides of the stainless?
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Do the Galfer lines have rubber on both sides of the stainless?
"Galfer’s steel braided brake lines are made of PTFE 62 Dupont-Teflon , around the inner Teflon we have 16 strands of steel braided cable (most companies only use 12) that allows for almost 0 expansion effect when applying pressure to the brake lever.

• All Galfer lines are coated with a clearor colored protective coat, protecting the line from the weather and the bike from scratches.
• All Galfer kits come complete with banjo bolts and washers for easy installation. Banjo bolts should never be torqued over 12 to 15 ft\lbs. "

from http://www.galferusa.com/lines.html

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Do the Galfer lines have rubber on both sides of the stainless?
"Galfer’s steel braided brake lines are made of PTFE 62 Dupont-Teflon , around the inner Teflon we have 16 strands of steel braided cable (most companies only use 12) that allows for almost 0 expansion effect when applying pressure to the brake lever.

• All Galfer lines are coated with a clearor colored protective coat, protecting the line from the weather and the bike from scratches.
• All Galfer kits come complete with banjo bolts and washers for easy installation. Banjo bolts should never be torqued over 12 to 15 ft\lbs. "

from http://www.galferusa.com/lines.html

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Thanks for the response. It makes sense that their lines would outlive OEM lines by far. The SS casing prevents the inner line from fatiguing due to the pressure cycles and the outer sleeve prevents UV and oxidation breakdown.
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