Ride Engineering Front Brake Line

Ride Engineering Front Brake Line
Ride Engineering Front Brake Line

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Description Item #RIG000U

RIDE ENGINEERING specializes in products that customize the motorcycle to optimize motorcycle performance while enhancing its appearance. All RIDE ENGINEERING motocross products have been thoroughly track tested by professional racers for performance and durability. By combining rider feedback with their engineering expertise, they produce the highest quality products available at a fair price and they do it all here in the U.S.A.

  • Improves stopping power and reduces fade over the stock plastic line.
  • Expansion is close to zero under all riding conditions.
  • Made from extremely flexible DuPont Teflon steel.
  • Routes as good as stock around the headlight, and then directly to the caliper.
  • Note: Requires the Ride Engineering Brake Line Clamp (sold separately) for installation.

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27 Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 Star   18 4 Star   7 3 Star   1 2 Star   2 1 Star   2
PDXDK
Verified Purchaser Top 100 Contributor
Gresham, OR
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Pure stopping power

I bought this line for the additional stopping power braided lines offer. I am pleased to say that I did not waste my money. No more spongy front brake. :)

MissPiggy
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Excellent Upgrade

Purchased as part of the Ride Engineering Brake Line Kit. Which I used to convert my 03 KX250 to a CR style front brake routing. This gives both performance and protection gains, really a no brainer. Make sure you pick up a set of CR style fork guards as well.

kingkongaintgotnothinonme
Verified Purchaser
Deep South, Or
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Great brake line but no sealing washers included

Does what it says, works great. For the money it would have been nice to see 4 new sealing washers for the banjo bolts. If you don't wish to reuse your old sealing washers, make sure you to order a new set ahead of time.

HG404
Verified Purchaser
Kapaa, HI 96746, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  

Great price

Racer297
Verified Purchaser Top 100 Contributor
Powhatan, VA 23139, USA
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Style and performance.

When stock parts wear out we try to upgrade with best products. Ride Engineering has great products! They look good and perform flawlessly!

MMcDan
Verified Purchaser
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Best Option

I can't vouch for the improved stopping power but if you are replacing a front brake line this is the least expensive option. The OEM hose is $100 +. You'll spend near that for this hose plus the Ride Eng clamp. The Ride Eng hose went on well and has held up over a few weeks of riding. You absolutely must have the Ride Eng hose clamp to use this hose on a 2014 YZF 250/450. The stock clamp is designed for a much larger diameter hose.

Jake67
Verified Purchaser
Garner, NC
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Great product

I had the original oem break cable on my bike but it was worn out and time for a new one, the oem one was to expensive so I was looking at the metal braded cables. I ordered it, put it on and it has worked great for me and it looks great, awesome product!

Verified Purchaser
Denver, CO, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Not a good product

This is a one size fits all brake line and it is way to short ... This is not a OEM style fit

haybine
Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Cleveland, Texas
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  

I destroyed the OEM brake line. Ride Eng. replacement was quick easy install. No issues whatsoever. And the braided line looks great. A vacuum brake bleeder made it easier but could be done without it as well.

kblood17
Verified Purchaser
layton, utah
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Great brake

Great look and works great just goes on weird but still great buy

rideradam
Norwalk, CA
Ride Eng. SS brakeline

Ride engineering makes excellent products, above that, they have the best customer service support in the industry. After I purchased this brake line, I was having a little trouble getting it to fit, so I called Ride Eng. on a Saturday, and someone answered! From their cell phone to boot! Anyhow, I got my questioned answered and the part fit perfectly. It also works wonders. The bike stops predictably and fast. I cannot say enough about Ride and their customer support. Buy this brake line, you will not be dissapointed.

YamahaZach
Top 250 Contributor
Santa Barbara CA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  

Good product. Brakes more responsive. Make sure to get clamp as well. Stock clamp doesnt work anymore(routed differently).Will rub on rotor if you dont.

palmermx
grand rapids, mi
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Nice solid brake line

this is big upgrade compared to what i had this is a very nice update if yours breaks. very durable steel braided line its a little nicer than the one that came with my bike which was all plastic. this made my front brake a lot more touchy and there

JJRnR
Oklahoma City, OK
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Faulty

Not sure of the dealio, but the end fittings leaked at both ends even after I replaced the OEM washers and went a step further with copper washers. Tightening the banjo bolts well past torque specs did not resolve the issue. Can only assume there was a manufacturing problem and returned the item for money back. Major waste of time and effort.

brian79
Top 100 Contributor
Easton, PA
Go with OEM...

I went back to a new OEM after this and also a Galfer SS line I tried. I couldn't get the line far enough away from the fork tube that it didn't get hit by the upper fork tube when suspension compresses. This tears the outer plastic coating. Same price as OEM essentially, which mounts perfectly.

JrRacer
Portland, OR
5 Stars

The stainless steel line gets rid of that "Spongy" feeling with the stock brake line. The fading effect towards the end of a moto is no longer an issue. Braking is consistent and feel is improved greatly. A must for any racer...

dan
Viroqua, WI
So so

I know they made this as a universal cable, but that isn't what I was looking for. It doesn't fit very good, but does work. I can't really tell much of a difference between this one and the stock one.

KTM525CR250
Mill Hall, PA
Decent brake line

Bike: 2005 CR250
There could be a little more attention to detail on this product. There are no banjo bolt gasket washers. The directions suggest reusing the old ones, which I did not want to do. The brake line clamp is supposed to be bent to hold the smaller line, which isn't going to happen with the stock extruded aluminum clamp on my bike. The directions say to rotate the hose for alignment by holding the braided line and it will rotate in the crimp, which is almost guaranteed to mess up the line. It actually rotates between the crimped housing and small solid hose, so it would make more sense to grip the crimp housing for alignment. The large diameter plastic guide is secured with zip ties, which isn't hideous, but it's not trick, either. The guide seems harder than stock and therefore makes more rattling noise than stock.
Overall pretty nice once it's mounted, and it was just slightly longer than stock, which restored a little slack I needed with tall bar mounts.
Lever feel was not noticably better. I wonder if those with major improvements had air in the old line or changed to the shorter CR style routing.

Chris362
Burlington, KY
Much better than stock

Do your bike an asthetic favor and flip for the new banjo bolts, too. I used the stock, dark green bolts and it looks horrible. The brake line is great, however!

geordiegaz
Top 250 Contributor
huntington beach,ca

excellent product

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2 Questions
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yamaha89
Q: Is this O.E. routing or is it CR style?
Over 7 years ago
james718
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 7 years ago Location: Portland, OR
A: If you're referring to an older yamaha than this is the CR routed front brake line.
Over 3 years ago Location: Denver, CO, USA
A: Not OEM its way to short ...
maddogWR
Location: PA
Q: Is it a must to buy the special brake line clamp when going to SS lines?
Over 7 years ago
james718
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 7 years ago
A: No it's not a necessity.
Rideng
Expert
Over 6 years ago
A: YES-braided steel lines are only about 8mm thick. Your stock line is 12mm thick. Using the stock mount will result in your new brake line slipping through the mount and possibly getting into the wheel. The last thing you want is for that line to ruin your day at the track or trail with an improper installation.
Over 3 years ago Location: Denver, CO, USA
A: your OEM clamp will work ...
Rideng
Expert
2 years ago
A: The only brand you don't need the mounting bracket for is KTM.
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