Was having squishy brakes on my 1997 XR400 so purchased some rebuild kits along with this line. Figured since everything was apart I might as well upgrade the lines. Surely the old ones were detiorating and I was concerned about sending debris into newly rebuilt calipers. Came with everything I needed and look great. Brakes are like new.
The line will not properly stay in the shock guard because it has no plastic cover surrounding the braided line. When you jump the line does not seat correctly.
Finishing touches on my sons YZF and great prices on bling!
Great product and well built. Verify will fit year and make as in my case there was very minimal slack from the Front Master to front T and with no "wiggle room" it is hard to manipulate the lines. I am sure its just me. The Rear Line was much more pleasant to install. With that said, the product is excellent and looks nice, so I did not deduct for my issues. lol.
My bike is 18 years old and the stock brake line looked at least that old. I rebuilt the master cylinder and caliper, changed the pads and since the line was on clearance, I decided to replace it as well. My brakes work really well with all the new components. Everything pretty much looks the same except for the stainless breaded line. It looks great and my brakes work great, a win win.
The feel of the Galfer braided line is a huge improvement over stock. That being said, the factory clamp on the fork guard does not secure these cables as well as the stock cable. Ride Engineering makes an aftermarket clamp that solves this problem.
I have a yamaha FZ6R and I got the 2-line system. Not the OEM system. That means it's two seperate lines coming down from the master to each caliper individually. This (theoretically) means each caliper gets equal force and better response.
The downside is that it doesn't use the factory runs. It took a bit of trial and error to find a good run on my bike, as the instructions weren't tailored to my bike specifically. Just said "run behind the forks". After I got the routing figured out though, the rest was smooth sailing. They provide extra crush washers in case you screw up, and the hardware is great quality.
My bike only had the uncolored steel line available, unfortunately. It does look a lot better than the factory lines, but it's not exactly a showpiece. I'm not going to go up to my riding buddies and say, "Guys! Aren't these lines gorgeous!?" No. not really.
The sheathing over the braiding is great quality, and so long as you put the protective sleeves at the factory mount points, you should never have a problem with the lines chafing.
The performance, isn't 100% as expected. But I'm still on a factory master cylinder, so I guess I can't ask for too much. Paired with a new brake lever, and bled properly, it improved the brake feel massively. It's still not what you would get out of a proper radial cylinder though. And just a tip, a lot of newer supersports already have steel lines underneath the black rubber sheathing, in addition to radial cylinders. Only reason to get these in that case is for the routing and looks.
Easy to install and the brake lines look a lot better than OEM brake lines. Brake feel is a lot better too.
Installed 3 weeks ago and am very happy with quality.
Bought this for my 2013 wr450 and it Fits perfectly. the quality is always good with Galfer.
The front master cylinder, Suzuki part 59600-44E30, is used on the 2000 to 2017 DRZ400S, and also on the 2005 to 2017 DRZ400SM.
Because the brake caliper and master cylinder are the same, the brake line which connects to these two components will fit both models.
Galfer can build your custom-made brake line if you call them at (805) 988-2900