Brake line ?

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    I have a 2007 VFR 800 any one know the size of the brake lines or should I say brake hose ? on the VFR ? 1/4 ?
     
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    I'm not sure. I brought an old line to the local tubes and hoses shop.

    Free bump for your question !
     
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    I'm not looking to replace it . I'm looking to cover them with stainless steel covers I have found . So I need the size of the hose .
     
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    Oh, I see.

    What's that stuff cost?

    Not sure if you're aware that there's about 14ft of flexible rubber brake line. And depending on the cost, you might be miles ahead to just replace them with braided steel lines that look cool and improve performance.

    Just trying to help ya with an informed decision in case you didn't know.
     
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    If I remember correctly, the lines are also covered with additional rubber sleeves to help protect them from rubbing/chafing, so unless you remove these (glued on if I also recall correctly), the OD of the hoses wouldn't be uniform. Unless you're just after cosmetic appeal and the covers are unique enough to warrant doing it this way, easier to just get ready made lines IMO.
     
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    I'm looking for just cosmetic . What I'm doing will cost me $0 it's stainless steel braided cover that will slide over the hose and special small black clamps you won't be able to see at each end . I'm a welder and I'm getting it from my work . I'm just looking for the size of the hose . I will show on here what I did and show some pics when I'm done .
    I'm doing this to the front and back .
     
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    by the way . how much are the steel braided brake line kits ?
     
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    They vary, but you're looking at ~$200+ in most cases. I have a full set of OEM brake lines off my '09 (non ABS) that are just sitting in my garage, you're welcome to them if you want them, just pay for the shipping. Figured if you're just looking for the cosmetic value, you can leave yours on and use the ones I have to make up your kit, then exchange them once you got them ready to go. They were taken off about a year and a half ago and are the original lines off the bike.
     
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    if they are in good shape then that would be great . howe much for shipping ? I think the stock hose is more then you need for the VFR . I'm not track racing .
     
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    I'll send you a PM in a few.
     
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    Mighty kind of you, Ootv.
     
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    You should try riding one with braided lines and then see what you think.

    Make sure you have a factory service manual. Bleeding the brakes on a VFR takes a little black-magic and will never be accomplished properly without following the complicated procedure in the manual.

    And of course:
    :worthless:
     
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    Just for the purpose of "sharing with the class", here's what the 6 Gen clutch and brake lines look like off the bike.

    IMG_1417.jpg
     
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