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Re: Where to get braided SS brake lines made?
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2018, 02:22:35 pm »
The braided lines I put on my 550F last summer came from Apex. I did the custom route to get the exact length I wanted. They fit perfectly.

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Call?  I've just ordered from the website....

http://www.apexbrakes.com/custom.asp

I don't know the sizes I need.
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Re: Where to get braided SS brake lines made?
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2018, 06:17:01 pm »
Buy fittings and make them yourself. Goodridge has quality stuff.
All you gotta do is do what you gotta do.

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Re: Where to get braided SS brake lines made?
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2018, 02:59:58 am »
Buy fittings and make them yourself. Goodridge has quality stuff.
Tools?
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Re: Where to get braided SS brake lines made?
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2018, 04:05:49 am »
Buy fittings and make them yourself. Goodridge has quality stuff.
Tools?

All you need are wrenches. A JIC fitting (typically female) is provided on each end of the hose:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JIC_fitting

You just pick the end treatment that you need for each end (male JIC to banjo, male JIC to flare, etc...) then thread the hose onto the selected end treatment and tighten. EZPZ  8)
« Last Edit: October 09, 2018, 04:49:37 am by madmtnmotors »
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Re: Where to get braided SS brake lines made?
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2018, 08:56:18 am »
OK, thanks! Good to know.
Something like this? https://www.goodridge.co.uk/collections/buildaline-kits
There are other options https://www.goodridge.co.uk/collections/hoses-fittings

This is good to be able to make home. The upper part depends on the bars, lower no problem only if the pipe should be used or hose all the way down to the caliper.
I use pipe fittings on calipers since a hose sits very tight and tricky for the right additional brake side.

Fittings and some meters of hose on the good to have pile then! :)
« Last Edit: October 09, 2018, 09:32:38 pm by PeWe »
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Re: Where to get braided SS brake lines made?
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2018, 09:12:00 am »
OK, thanks! Good to know.
Something like this? https://www.goodridge.co.uk/collections/buildaline-kits
There are other options https://www.goodridge.co.uk/collections/hoses-fittings

This is good to be able to make home. The upper part depends on the bars, lower no problem only of the pipe should be used or hose all the way down to the caliper.
I use pipe fittings on calipers since a hose sits very tight and tricky for the right additional brake side.

Fittings and some meters of hose on the good to have pile then! :)

Yep. I had to do some digging to figure out how all the components worked together. At first I thought the fittings were standard "flare" connections until I learned about the JIC connections. Definitely makes construction of custom brake lines easy once you figure out the proper end connections. I've only ordered one wrong end connector so far, but the price of the end connectors is pretty reasonable so it didn't break the budget. Simply ordered the proper one and moved on.  8)
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Re: Where to get braided SS brake lines made?
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2018, 01:00:14 pm »
The braided lines I put on my 550F last summer came from Apex. I did the custom route to get the exact length I wanted. They fit perfectly.

I'll call them

Call?  I've just ordered from the website....

http://www.apexbrakes.com/custom.asp

That's what I did, just used the website. Just take a look at your originals before you order to make sure you have the fittings clocked correctly.
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