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Post by SteveWalsh » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:52 am

Hi you collection of knowledge

Does any one know of a bike shop, or other outlet that will make up flexible brake/clutch lines. Preferably near Angouleme/Perigueux

Just fitting a set of higher bars on my new ride, Found a company in UK that will make up longer throttle/choke cables at a good price and thought there maybee a local shop for the pipes

Ta very much

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Post by papasmurf » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:20 am

I would have thought most motorcycle/car mechanics had the kit to do that, because it is far cheaper and quicker than buying originals.
(Especially if they are "repairage toutes marques")

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Post by wizzard » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:03 pm

I've only bought longer flexxies for Harleys, which are readily available mail order, but obviously no good for your bike. I'm sure that they will be available online.
Any bike with three cylinders has one too many.....................

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Post by SteveWalsh » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:17 pm

Thanks for that, Online no prob, just thought there maybee a local supplier

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Post by papasmurf » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:24 pm

SteveWalsh wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Thanks for that, Online no prob, just thought there maybee a local supplier

Steve
Alternatively pipe/braided hose kits plus a crimping tool are not that expensive.
Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth I made my own brake pipes. (However I had access to a garage that had an air over hydraulic brake line fitting crimper and a full set of dies.

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Post by Dieselspanner » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:23 pm

Lots of places CAN make up brake lines, very few will. It's because failure my get them involved in lots of litigation, I've never asked but I would think that their insurance has preclusion clause.

If you take the ends in and say they are for the hydraulic shaft brakes on a marine gear box or a log splitter you are working on you are unlikely to have a problem........

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Post by papasmurf » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:30 pm

Dieselspanner wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Lots of places CAN make up brake lines, very few will.

Never had a problem getting brake lines made up, for motorcycles or cars. (When it comes to the motorcycle mechanic I use he services so many exotic and non standard bikes he would never be able to get a factory spares anyway.)

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Post by SteveWalsh » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:49 pm

Just sent them to Goodridge UK,

Thanks for all the advice, I decided that I will be waiting for the new throttle cables being made, I might as well do mail order and save me an afternoon driving round dealers.
I can spend the time sorting some of the other probs with the bike

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Post by Jamba » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:14 pm

A bit late, but for future reference.
I needed a length of cupro-nickel tubing and both ends flaring for the bike.
The el-cheapo-delux Chinese tool bought of Ebay is a piza-merde! so I went to a motor factors who said they could have it made for tomorrow, but only in copper. Asked if he knew anywhere else and was directed to H.D.M of Coutras.
All sorted and they do flexi pipes as well.
brakequip1.pdf
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brakequip2.pdf
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Post by SteveWalsh » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:57 pm

Thanks Jamba

I have downloaded the PDF's for future use,
My pipes should be arriving at Goodridge UK, in the morning to use as a pattern for the extended version.

Steve

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