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Offline English biker

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New Brake Hoses
on: September 08, 2015, 09:48:57 AM
Has anyone changed the front & rear brake hoses from standard to stainless braided by
Goodridge - Venhill - or Hel ?
If so, any issues I should be aware of when changing them ?
Its time for an oil change so thought i`d replace the hoses while im at it !
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Re: New Brake Hoses
Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 12:28:06 PM
Sure someone will know but I've heard the combined breaking systems can be a bit of a bu**er to bleed.

Paul


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Re: New Brake Hoses
Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 01:05:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
Sure someone will know but I've heard the combined breaking systems can be a bit of a bu**er to bleed.

I have heard the same.

Might be easier with a vacuum bleed kit, but I've no experience so I'm just guessing

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Re: New Brake Hoses
Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 03:42:54 PM
Yes they are a ### to bleed. Also will be very expensive due to number of fittings in a DCBS setup.

May I ask why you need it? It will make the brakes touchy for offroad and unless you are doing trackdays it's overkill on the road

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Re: New Brake Hoses
Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 08:11:04 PM
Nothing special to bleed them.... as easy like on every standard brake system. You have only take a look what system must be bleeded at first (written in the service manual)

For optical reasons a change is ok - for technical reasons no need to change, no advantage in brakeforce..... if you feel any advantage compare with an freshly bleeded identical brake system and think over for "placebo" and advertisement.

Change to stainless steel brake hoses maybe ok in 10 years

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Re: New Brake Hoses
Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 09:10:15 PM
Careful now! I did this on my Blade and out-braked myself at Oulton Park at 130mph (destroyed the front end) and again, when I had it fixed down a back lane (£2500 insurance claim for a car that was worth 200). I gave up on braids, they're too good..  :232:

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Re: New Brake Hoses
Reply #6 on: September 08, 2015, 11:51:25 PM
*Originally Posted by ManfredK [+]

Change to stainless steel brake hoses maybe ok in 10 years
I agree.

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Re: New Brake Hoses
Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 06:56:48 AM
Thanks all of you for your advice - opinions,
I dont have any problems with the brakes, maybe I`m being too cautious.
Sounds like its a case of,,, `if it isnt broke, dont fix it !`,,,,,
Think I`ll wait untill the CT`s a few years older.
Thanks again
E.B.

 



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