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post #1 of 6 Old 03-12-2015, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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braided lines in sections?

One piece SS braided lines are 70 bucks here.
3 piece ss braided lines are $33. both ends and the middle section made by Russel.
Aside from the obvious unscrewing of either ends while under emergency braking, is there a reason NOT to save myself $40 and got with the 3 piece?


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One way to save money is to replace only the front brake hose. The main issue with the front brake hose, IMO, is that it balloons under hard application which reduces the hydraulic pressure/braking which can be achieved. That's why I ask people who are questioning installing a braided hose whether they are able to pull the front brake lever tight to the grip. If not, then replacing the stock hose may not benefit because not all master cylinder stroke/pressure is being achieved. Since the rear brake can be readily locked up regardless of the hose, the change is really bling although we often go to great lengths to justify. ;-)

I have not installed three piece hoses but well made ones will produce the same effect as a one piece. One possible issue might be that more connections provide more areas for errant air bubbles to stay which might increase the bleeding problems but since these can ultimately be cleared by tapping the hose, and/or bungee cord and dissolving, not a big deal. IME, hoses often fail at the ends so 3 times as many connections may increase that risk by 3 times, however 3 times zero is still zero so I'd not be concerned.

I'm not understanding "Aside from the obvious unscrewing of either ends while under emergency braking". Why do you think that unscrewing is even possible?
Hydraulic fittings don't unscrew under pressure, IME, even to the point where there is mechanical failure.
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My unscrewing comment was more tongue in cheek . And yes I know they dont unscrew.
$30 seems to good to be true. for the price of the front (in one piece) I can do both. And dont forget thats CDN dollars so .78 USD.

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I wasn't sure about the unscrewing but just in case. ;-)
The Dunning-Kruger effect is rife.

Any chance of links to the lines to which you refer?

A friend found some very inexpensive braided hoses on line but don't have the link to hand so will look. If one thinks about what is involved in those hoses and the off shore costs, $30.00 sounds accurate. One can have hoses made up for that or less to match other applications. Please let us know what you decide and results.

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I'm wondering if the 3 piece set of hoses is, the Front hose, the rear Reservoir to master cylinder hose and the rear master cylinder to caliper hose?

If so, sounds like a 'steal of a deal' to me.

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