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    Braided Brake lines
    on: Feb 14, 2021, 06.12 pm
    Feb 14, 2021, 06.12 pm
    I am considering upgrading my 2017 CT DCT's brake lines from rubber hoses to braided steel.

    Two reasons...
    1. I installed bar risers which have put some strain on my front master brake line and the throttle cable (I fabricated 2 custom length throttle cable to deal with this but never got round to fixing the brake line)
    2. improved feel and communication offered from non expandable steel lines and
    3. the vanity of having the beautiful braided hose in view as I ride :002:

    I have seen quite a few options from several manufacturers. Has anyone done this "upgrade"? Does anyone have any experience based opinions to offer?

    Will share my progress for others who might be thinking along these lines.

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    Re: Braided Brake lines
    Reply #1 on: Feb 14, 2021, 07.11 pm
    Feb 14, 2021, 07.11 pm
    On my VTEC i had HEL brakelines custom made because i removed the DCBS.
    On that bike my driving style was not suitable for DCBS. Ended up with 2 separate brakelines in the front, a single on the back and a new clutch hose to have a matching set.
    It was also to have the colour i wanted, probably going to get a set on both bike i have at the moment but first a Hyperpro rear shock for the CT.
    This was my VTEC with the HEL set.

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    Re: Braided Brake lines
    Reply #2 on: Feb 14, 2021, 08.50 pm
    Feb 14, 2021, 08.50 pm
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    On my VTEC i had HEL brakelines custom made because i removed the DCBS.
    On that bike my driving style was not suitable for DCBS. Ended up with 2 separate brakelines in the front, a single on the back and a new clutch hose to have a matching set.
    It was also to have the colour i wanted, probably going to get a set on both bike i have at the moment but first a Hyperpro rear shock for the CT.
    This was my VTEC with the HEL set.


    Did you have to give HEL the measurements or did you just tell them what you wanted to do and they figured it out ???

    I would love a brakeline upgrade.

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    Re: Braided Brake lines
    Reply #3 on: Feb 14, 2021, 09.27 pm
    Feb 14, 2021, 09.27 pm
    On their site there is an brake line configurator if i remember correctly.
    There you can put the length and the connection plus the angles but they also have standard kits so maybe you can mail them if they can make a standard set with the extra length you want.
    For the VTEC i had to give them everything because it was not standard and they cannot figure out how without the bike but in your case the angles and connections are like standard but you just want some extra length.

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    Re: Braided Brake lines
    Reply #4 on: Feb 14, 2021, 09.29 pm
    Feb 14, 2021, 09.29 pm
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    On my VTEC i had HEL brakelines custom made because i removed the DCBS.
    On that bike my driving style was not suitable for DCBS. Ended up with 2 separate brakelines in the front, a single on the back and a new clutch hose to have a matching set.
    It was also to have the colour i wanted, probably going to get a set on both bike i have at the moment but first a Hyperpro rear shock for the CT.
    This was my VTEC with the HEL set.

    Beautiful bike. :062:

    Had an 08 in 08 with a similar color :132: I guess yours was the non-ABS model unlike mine.



    The model on the bike is my daughter...17 years old now!!! How time flies :015:

    Will get to HEL although cant find the CT listed on their website. Thanks for the pointer.
    Last Edit: Feb 14, 2021, 09.30 pm by fotodadi

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    Re: Braided Brake lines
    Reply #5 on: Feb 14, 2021, 10.09 pm
    Feb 14, 2021, 10.09 pm
    There is another company based in UK, called Venhill, however they only have braided set for models 12 - 14. For models 15 - 18 they offering only rear brakeline.

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    Re: Braided Brake lines
    Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2021, 10.16 pm
    Feb 14, 2021, 10.16 pm
    *Originally Posted by fotodadi [+]
    Beautiful bike. :062:

    Had an 08 in 08 with a similar color :132: I guess yours was the non-ABS model unlike mine.



    The model on the bike is my daughter...17 years old now!!! How time flies :015:

    Will get to HEL although cant find the CT listed on their website. Thanks for the pointer.
    Thnx but similar is only that it's grey.
    I couldn't catch it properly on a foto because it's a matte finish. In real life it was much darker as a light anthracite/gunmetal type of grey.
    The design and execution was by myself just as the CT now is and the Ténéré in progress (just ordered brakelines and levers for that one) but i have to wait until the lockdown ended for the Sikkens salesman is allowed to visit again at work, i have a special order for him.
    The paintjob on the CT:



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    Re: Braided Brake lines
    Reply #7 on: Feb 15, 2021, 09.08 am
    Feb 15, 2021, 09.08 am

    Lovely paint on your CT :037:.... Are those Shock Sox you have over the front forks?