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speedyme


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posted March 04, 2012 09:45 AM        
benefit with steel braide clutch lines??

is there any benifit in going to steel braided clutch lines? just wondering before i spend the money, i just went with the galfer steel braided brake lines and it got me to thinking about this, thanks for any help anyone can offer!
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venomous_zx


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posted March 04, 2012 10:12 AM        
If im correct they do not expand like ur rubber hoses. They dont dry rot and you dont have to pull on the lever as much as you would with rubber. rubber hose takes a little bit to get fluid to caliper because of expansion as where ss lines you dont have that. If im wrong in any if this please let us know.
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venomous_zx


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posted March 04, 2012 10:13 AM        
If im correct they do not expand like ur rubber hoses. They dont dry rot and you dont have to pull on the lever as much as you would with rubber. rubber hose takes a little bit to get fluid to caliper because of expansion as where ss lines you dont have that. If im wrong in any if this please let us know.
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Seno


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posted March 04, 2012 09:17 PM        
+1 Do not expand like rubber ones, handle more pressure, look great...
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posted January 06, 2015 04:46 PM        
They dont dry rot and you dont have to pull on the lever as much as you would with rubber....!!!!!!
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toledoUPSguy


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posted January 06, 2015 08:16 PM        
did anybody mention looks cool?
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LAB3


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posted January 17, 2015 10:07 PM        
I installed one on my 2007 14 and it looks cool but I never noticed any difference. YMMV

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Rook


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posted February 02, 2015 11:55 PM        
I have a Speigler Steel braided clutch line on my 08. Looks nice, weighs less. I don't think there is enough pressure in the clutch line to cause any ill effects from rubber expansion in OEM lines. LOL never heard of clutch fade. If you use the brake hard repeatedly, the OEM rubber lines might not maintain pressure like SS lines do. I can't tell any difference on the street. I found 0 brake fade with my 4 year old OEM lines on a road racing track. I was still able to lock the front easily in an emergency situation but generally, I don't think I brake as hard as more advanced riders. IMHO, if your not exceptionally high skilled at road racing, SS lines are mainly an appearance mod.
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