Sunday, February 1, 2009

KLR Brake Lines

KLR Banjo Fitting Broken, originally uploaded by oparvez.

On a windy night, my wife's nighthawk fell over onto my KLR, damaging the brake line. Riding a motorcycle without a front brake is probably not the best idea, so time to order and install a new one.

what brake line?

The OEM line was $70 plus shipping from a dealer. A quick check of the aftermarket showed stainless steel lines were surprisingly less expensive.

Years ago, I installed stainless steel lines on an Audi and it provided a noticeable improvement in braking performance. Given the KLR's notoriously weak front brake, going to stainless steel lines is a no brainer.

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