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Old Sep 24th 2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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Aftermarket Stainless brake lines - worthwhile race upgrade?

My 1199 is primarily for race use.

My previous race bikes have all had aftermarket braided stainless lines, but they were all japanese bikes or supermoto conversions, so the upgrade was a no-brainer.

Am I correct (albeit surprised) that the 1199's stock brake lines are not braided SS?
According to comments on this thread, it would appear so....

My brakes work fine, but they are a bit "squishier" than I would like. I just changed the brake fluid, and I can try another bleed, but I was wondering if other people were upgrading the lines.

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Old Sep 24th 2015, 08:28 AM   #2
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i had them on my 848 it was much better its on my list of to do's

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Old Sep 24th 2015, 08:36 AM   #3
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the brake lines are already braided so i don't see the point.
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Old Sep 24th 2015, 08:51 AM   #4
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Only reason to change brake lines is if you have an ABS bike and you're going to ditch the ABS system.
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Ours is already very good lines.
The squishiness does not have much to do with the lines at all.
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if the squishiness doesnt come from the lines then where?
will it ruin the abs if you go to a braided stainless steel line?
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Old Sep 24th 2015, 11:41 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Marmoot View Post
Ours is already very good lines.
The squishiness does not have much to do with the lines at all.
Yup
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Old Sep 24th 2015, 11:47 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Charleston 1199 View Post
if the squishiness doesnt come from the lines then where?
will it ruin the abs if you go to a braided stainless steel line?
The Panis with ABS also has braided steel lines. The "squishiness" is caused by the ABS system.
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Old Sep 24th 2015, 07:57 PM   #9
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Huh? My lines are all braided.

I can't imagine what a more direct braking system must feel like? The brakes on mine are as solid as any other sport bike I've ridden. Maybe you need pads with more bite?
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