|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|04-25-2019 10:32 PM|
|wylde||They absolutley work. My lever is rock hard, and doesnt feel like a sponge. Minimal effort from my index finger and i am slowing down.|
|10-25-2018 01:23 AM|
Point taken Mauser, just my thoughts on what I think is happening after several track days with both stock and braided lines. And I do concede this is in combination with the upgraded calipers and MC. My take on it is the constant high temp / high pressure use on a track after 1 or even 2 days of riding may have an affect on stock hoses more so than braided lines. If this means all the braided lines do is maintain good pressure at a higher fluid temp then fair enough. |
I too am prepared to bow down to superior knowledge...I'll just check what's behind me when I do bow though!!
|10-23-2018 02:00 PM|
Originally Posted by Duck00 View Post
|10-23-2018 01:07 PM|
I think LyhneDk is right, the benefit is under extreme, prolonged braking situations. I have them on my 12, along with Nissin radial calipers and zx14 radial MC. I noticed the difference on track days, apart from the obvious better braking with the caliper and MC setup, the brakes didn't fade by the end of the day as I have noticed on the OEM lines. |
|10-23-2018 07:15 AM|
I've always used braided lines ever since 'back in the day' a rubber line burst while trying to brake my z650. |
There was an opinion at the time that having no brakes didn't make much difference to the z650 riding experience, my budgie smugglers disagreed.
|10-23-2018 06:44 AM|
it does do a difference under hard condition. OEM are actually braided also. but have a thick rubber lining inside. this lining is what gives under pressure. after some time this will also soften and flex even more. HEL and other braided lines have a minimum of these inner linings. and because of that you don't lose as much pressure in the lines. and you will have more pressure available at the caliper. |
But normal usage it docent make any difference is my experience. when I go at it at for example the Nurburgring I have a better lever feel. again my opinion and experience:)
|10-23-2018 06:28 AM|
Originally Posted by GazzaZedHead View Post
|10-23-2018 06:18 AM|
Originally Posted by Mauser View Post
|10-17-2018 10:46 AM|
|Mauser||I don't think they make any difference !!! I measured mine with a digital micrometer and even with maximium braking the size of the stock hoses never moved a micron....0.001mm|
|10-17-2018 10:11 AM|
I would think it depends on how old and used your OE ones are and are they dirtying up your brake fluid. |
I changed mine earlier this year after 45k+ miles, but I was stripping the calipers at the time, so thought I may as well fit new brake lines, so new fluid also. Pleased I did.
|10-17-2018 09:42 AM|
Hi all. Had braided hoses on most of my bikes . Question , do they really make much difference?