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« on: January 23, 2018, 11:36:56 pm »
Who makes stainless lines for the front of c10's. I would prefer the 3 piece option.
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 12:05:05 am »
I got mine from Murph.
I got the 2 piece.

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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 12:11:10 am »
Spiegler is another manufacturer. And go with the two line kit. Their website gives instructions for measuring also.
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 12:13:51 am »
Who makes stainless lines for the front of c10's. I would prefer the 3 piece option.
I'm very impressed with the guys at Spiegler.  Ordered custom length lines for a project.  They are great to talk to on the phone and really fast.  I will buy from them again.
https://spieglerusa.com/brakes/brake-lines-accessories-tools/cycle-brake-line-kits/make/kawasaki/model/concours/year/2005.html

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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 01:38:46 am »
Who makes stainless lines for the front of c10's. I would prefer the 3 piece option.
Any reason why you prefer the 3 line over the 2 line? 
The 2 line seems to be the option of choice for several reasons.
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 03:35:28 am »
  I got mine brake lines from Murphs'. Ships fast and free. Usually get my orders in 2 days here in Michigan.  Murphs' treats us good!! :) :)

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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 12:38:04 pm »
Who makes stainless lines for the front of c10's. I would prefer the 3 piece option.
Any reason why you prefer the 3 line over the 2 line? 
The 2 line seems to be the option of choice for several reasons.

 The two line option illuminates align obviously as well as a Junction which can trap air bubbles.

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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 01:09:42 pm »
don't take the time/risk of measuring wrong.  just get the kit from Murphs.  much easier.  Besides, he gives us ice cream.   :))
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 02:59:46 pm »
All C-10's are not created equal, by that I mean that one has to consider if they have risers, different handlebar setups, or upgraded brake calipers. That is why I recommended measuring. If you have a bone stock bike then standard length lines are great. But if you have any mods or plan on doing some then consider getting longer lines to accommodate the changes. Custom lines are not returnable.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 05:36:05 pm »
Actually, all C10s are CREATED equal. Whether or not an owner changed that is the question.  ;)
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 06:32:08 pm »
Actually, all C10s are CREATED equal. Whether or not an owner changed that is the question.  ;)

Ok, I stand corrected. Let's just say that all C-10 owners handlebar, risers, and brake applications are not created equal.
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 06:45:07 pm »
All C-10's are not created equal, by that I mean that one has to consider if they have risers, different handlebar setups, or upgraded brake calipers. That is why I recommended measuring. If you have a bone stock bike then standard length lines are great. But if you have any mods or plan on doing some then consider getting longer lines to accommodate the changes. Custom lines are not returnable.
You are correct that custom lines are not returnable.  In one of my conversations with Spiegler, they told me that if you order a custom line and it's too long, they will shorten it for $20.

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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 10:11:33 pm »
All C-10's are not created equal, by that I mean that one has to consider if they have risers, different handlebar setups, or upgraded brake calipers. That is why I recommended measuring. If you have a bone stock bike then standard length lines are great. But if you have any mods or plan on doing some then consider getting longer lines to accommodate the changes. Custom lines are not returnable.
You are correct that custom lines are not returnable.  In one of my conversations with Spiegler, they told me that if you order a custom line and it's too long, they will shorten it for $20.

That is why I say custom measure in case your bike has any mods other than stock that affect brake line length. I learned this lesson the hard way when I first installed 4 pot calipers Different calipers have different banjo bolt location that can affect brake line length. As can riser blocks, and all handlebar changes such as Storz adaptors with 7/8" bar conversions. 
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2018, 11:30:41 am »
Actually, all C10s are CREATED equal. Whether or not an owner changed that is the question.  ;)

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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2018, 12:18:26 pm »
I apologize for staring this thread. It almost mimics the OLD dreaded tire thread.
My '94 has a three piece front break line kit on it. I'm acquiring a '06 and want to upgrade the front brake lines.
The '94 has so many pieces that need replacement $$$. that the new to me '06 (18k)
makes economic sense.
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 12:32:02 pm »
John,

I have the 3 line setup. No problem with bleeding as the front brakes can bleed by gravity. Just let Murph's know if you have risers.
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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 12:18:37 am »
I had issues with getting the Spiegler lines connections rotated properly with the swage block they provided.  I was able to work around it and get good results.

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Re: stainles brake lines
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2018, 12:54:46 pm »
i get all my stainless brake lines made locally at a hydraulic hose place since 11 of the bike is have are very far from stock, usually for about 20-25 bucks each. you would bring in your old ones (if you are measuring challenged), they will usually make them on the spot.  of you want to measure, they want center of eye to center of eye and rotation of fittings along axis.  some o'reilly's stores can do this in-store as well.