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Old April 1st, 2015   #1
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Default Steel braided brake lines?

Has anyone put steel braided brake lines on their ST? I've done a cursory search for companies that make or sell them and have only found one outfit that does, HEL Performance. They only have a few model years and are asking over $440.
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Default Re: Steel braided brake lines?

I think the price has made most owners think twice.

The ST has the majority of it's lines already metal, stainless I would think. Both clutch and brake lines at the bars are shielded rubber as are the lower outer lines on the front calipers along with the rear.
To the best of my recollection there are only two un-shielded lines, the two rearward lines on the front calipers.

Why so expensive? I was told it is due to the tubing to braided line connectors. Both their complexity and sheer number involved.

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Default Re: Steel braided brake lines?

I had my '98 ST1100's lines replaced with Steel Braided lines back in '99 (I think).

But, I decided against it with my ST1300's due to cost.

A much better brake farkle is to get PureForge brake rotors and pads. I've got a set on my current ST1300 that make a world of difference. Their process increases the friction coefficient of the rotors.

PureForge claims that one can reduce stopping distances by 22 feet at 60 mph and I believe it.

Check out my thread on testing this system here: http://www.st1300.us.com/showthread....ight=PureForge

They are expensive but, the results are well worth it and you can easily feel the difference. I never really "felt" much difference on my ST1100 after installing steel braided lines.

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Default Re: Steel braided brake lines?

The rear brake hose that melted/burned off my ST1300 was rubber, no braid involved.
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The rear brake hose that melted/burned off my ST1300 was rubber, no braid involved.

Fire damage does not count.
You would have toasted braided line as well.


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Default Re: Steel braided brake lines?

I looked up on a parts fiche the number of hoses just for the front brake, about 6 and all appeared to be buried down on the frame and they all have a square/rectangular metal end on them. Not the normal banjo fitting. and I went back to the HEL Performance website and checked the price again, price in USD is $860. I think I'll pass on that upgrade. I'll keep the rotors and pads in mind though. Thanks
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