Airhead SS Front Brake Lines Recommendation?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Frank06, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Frank06

    Frank06 Been here awhile

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    1981 R100RT SS brake lines: can anyone recommend a good kit or ? I could put it together from parts but would appreciate any advice or hints on packages. I'm currently using HH pads with 14mm master cylinder.

    thanks!
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  2. supershaft

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    I highly recommend them for performance AND reliability. I have run into numerous beemers the last couple of years that have had their stock rubber lines deteriorate and cause all kinds of mayhem. A couple of them were oilheads but . . . . Steel braided teflon lasts a long time. The ones I am running now have been on two bikes and are about 20 years old. They are Earls. The kind you assemble yourself. I love them. Just made another set of them a couple of weeks ago. I recommend the stainless banjos. Use a cut-off wheel on the lines. It works way better than a fine tooth hacksaw blade.
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  3. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Call the good folks at cyclebrakes.com No affiliation, but been doing business with them for years. Don't bother with the website, but get the number and call. Melissa or Carol are the company and know their stuff. Tell them your needs and they can get it done. I've bought stock and custom made Galfer lines with about the same turnaround times.

    Can't remember if they have an ADV discount, but its worth asking. Pretty sure I've gotten a Chain Gang and/or MOA discount before.
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  4. noman

    noman Long timer

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    bud provin at thenickwackettgarage.com has years of experience in custom ss lines.

    fair pricing, excellant quality, a good dude, and a woodchuck to boot.
    he's nearby, in vt. :thumb
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  5. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    Just to give you yet another place to try: Ted Porter's beemershop. I had some other stuff coming from them and asked about a front line. They made one up for me and shipped it out quick. No affiliation, etc., but they are great guys to work with.
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  6. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    +1 on cyclebrakes.com I believe they are a Galfer dealer,
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  7. hbkramer

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    Spiegler just put mine together(R100RS) and shipped in 24 hrs.
    Not cheap buy reflect spiralling ss steel prices ugh...not getting any cheaper .
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  8. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    Spiegler is my choice!

    I've run em on two bikes so far and they're great.

    The kits come ready to install and you can not only choose the color of the lines but you can get the banjos and stuff in whatever colors you like.

    Competitive pricing, fast service, etc, etc.
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    I like making my own lines because I have seen numerous different brands have lines made for a particular bike that are IMO way too long. They're like cables to me. I don't like them even a bit too long.
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    +1

    dc
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    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    He is also known as BMWRENCH here on the forum.
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  12. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    #3 on Bud
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  13. Frank06

    Frank06 Been here awhile

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    Thanks folks, just emailed Bud. I used to live in that area and knew his Dad. It never occurred to me that he might be making them.
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  14. DaveBall

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    And if you check with Speigler, they make a complete set for the 81 RT, that means 3 lines for the front and 1 for the back, all in one package. Just finished installing a set on a buddies bike and very easy installation. Came with everything required to complete the install.

    Have used both Speigler and Galfer for many years. Both are excellent quality and similar pricing (at least where I buy them). Shail's in Vancouver, B.C.
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