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14 ES Braided Brake lines Source

Tried both Galfer & Spiegler web sites but neither offer braided kits to fit 14 ES. Your knowledge of sources would be helpful. TIA
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I can only suggest HEL... Galfer I thought had kits for Gen2's, no reason I can think of why one of those wouldn't work. The only hoses needing replacement are the rubber ones, no need to go all crazy and replace the steel lines... you'd have to drop the engine to get them out. So you'd need to ask questions as to what lines come in the kit.

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Saw Revzilla has a kit that supposedly fits my bike so I'll have to got that way. Appreciate your suggestion of HEL.
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I see it's a Galfer kit..... you should ask what's in the kit. Also if you have a Helibar or MRA riser, you should request the line to the brake master cylinder is 2" longer. Same for the clutch line...... you'd have to ask if there is an extra charge for that.

The way it works is they place an order with Galfer and Galfer ships direct to you (my recent experience with another vendor). Takes up to a week.

A note on the clutch line, it is a steel line with rubber lines on the master cylinder end and the clutch slave end. It is bolted/clipped to the inside of the frame where you can't really get at it to undo the bolts. Rather than drop the engine, just cut off the rubber ends and flush the steel line with isopropanol, then snake the new line in.
All the kits for FJR Gen2/3 should be the same, there was no difference in lines for A or ES to my knowledge.

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Greatly appreciate your guidance Ray
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I have the Helibar riser on my '12 and have request into Galfer (yesterday) for complete kit with +4" on clutch and brake lines. Expecting a quote on Tue. They will pretty much make anything. Good folks.

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Found a complete Galfer kit, all ABS & clutch/brake lines in Parts Unlimited catalog. That's been ordered so we'll see how it works soon.
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I just wanted to bring this up from the past .. a place in Tacoma WA Williams Oil Filter Service will build any sort of line you want
I had them build steel braided lines for my Suzuki Bandit before ..and intend on having them build some for the FJR .. last I checked prices were about half
of a Galfler
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14 ES Braided Brake lines Source

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I just wanted to bring this up from the past .. a place in Tacoma WA Williams Oil Filter Service will build any sort of line you want I had them build steel braided lines for my Suzuki Bandit before ..and intend on having them build some for the FJR .. last I checked prices were about half of a Galfler
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Most decent hydraulics shops can duplicate your old hoses locally, with braided stainless steel an custom colored translucent or clear sheathing. They can make longer lines, if needed. Make sure to get the banjo ends that can be rotated in the hose, because hydraulic hoses do not twist.

They also make banjo bolts with brake-bleeders in them, which make it easy to bleed the system near the master cylinder (right-priced at ~US$20 each). Never did understand how to make air bubbles go down in a fluid, without them.

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Going back a coupla years or more, an FJR guy worked with HEL to make a longer brake line for those with MRA or Helibridge riser plates, 3" longer and like $50.


What red says..... Good on the bleeder for the master cylinder, or the messier way is to crack the banjo bolt to get it primed... could also backfill from below with a syringe.


Galfer's will have fixed banjo fittings in the right orientation, but there are variations. Not fun fighting with stainless lines that won't twist if it's a hair off. There are Russell lines where you order the length you want and install separate banjos... I vote working with the local guy, but you may need to have all your lines off so you know lengths, etc...


Note clutch line is nigh on impossible to remove because you almost need the engine out since it's attached inside the frame.... can snip off the rubber end parts (flush with isopropanol first) and fish a new stainless line up there.... I have a stainless line here for that, was supposed to be for FJR length... I never got around to putting it on, it certainly would (IMHO) improve FJR clutch action.


Note too with an empty system, if you have SpeedBleeders, priming up your new lines will be troublesome.... best temporarily install stock type bleeders... or use a vacuum bleeder.

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