View Full Version : Custom Length Brake Lines

02-11-2016, 7:53 AM
I went 12 over on my front forks recently and need new brake lines. Bike is an 88 Virago 1100. I got a quote for 3 lines @ $165. I'd rather not spend that much cash on lines... Anyone know a cheaper place to order from or advice on a kit/parts to make lines? I don't care if they're pretty.

I have 1 line I can reuse and I need 2 lines at like ~34". Banjo size is 10mm. Maybe there's a bike out there someone knows of with lines about that size.

02-11-2016, 10:29 AM
There is (was?) a Dude at the Long Beach Swap Meet out here in so cal that made
up custom brake lines, About a year ago I had Him make me one and the price was
real reasonable. very good quality as well.

I may have His business card, I'll report back If I can find it. $165 for 3 lines is highway robbery.

02-11-2016, 12:29 PM
Word man thanks a lot. I'll be stoked if you find his info

02-11-2016, 12:44 PM
A high quality 34" Goodridge or Russell universal SS brakeline is $30-40/ea. Banjo fittings (if you can't reuse yours) are $10/ea.

You can buy them anywhere for that much (or cheaper). Just an example for you to thumb through... http://www.jpcycles.com/catalog/2015Harley pg 768-770 has everything you need. If you happen to want fancy, all black + black hardware, look a few pages before that.

02-11-2016, 3:56 PM
What boomboomthump said.

You can find all sorts of brake lines and banjo fittings cheep on Ebay. You can also visit your local hydraulic shop. Most people forget those exist, but they can get and build you anything.

02-11-2016, 8:39 PM
dennis kirk or dime city cycles

02-12-2016, 10:08 AM
I used to have yoyodyne make my lines.

It's easier to buy the goodridge stuff BBT mentioned, and that's what I've done for most of my builds.

02-25-2016, 1:50 AM
Bill at Greystone. He use to do the LB swap. He's in Huntington Beach, Ca.