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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2016, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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risers, brake lines and abs

Looking for some advice here. Using Chuckster's riser extensions on my Voyager. While the brake line is not banjo string tight, it's tighter than I'd like. So I moved it to the other side of the tree. With abs brakes the hoses are different and this resulted in the hose going up under the tree and doing a 180 bend in less then 3 inches. That didn't look good at all to me, so I put it back. I'm guessing my only option is new brake lines, but then there's the question of how much to add. +3, +4?? Has anyone else been down this road on an abs bike?
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Looking for some advice here. Using Chuckster's riser extensions on my Voyager. While the brake line is not banjo string tight, it's tighter than I'd like. So I moved it to the other side of the tree. With abs brakes the hoses are different and this resulted in the hose going up under the tree and doing a 180 bend in less then 3 inches. That didn't look good at all to me, so I put it back. I'm guessing my only option is new brake lines, but then there's the question of how much to add. +3, +4?? Has anyone else been down this road on an abs bike?
Not yet, but planning on it. Will be watching your thread to see what you end up doing.

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I know it's been a long time (too many other things going on), but this is finally done. I used the Galfer kit and went with +3. On my Voyager, +3 is a bit much, but still workable. If I had to do it over, I'd go with +1. I did take pics, and can post them if anyone is interested, of course that assumes I remember where I put the camera....
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Hey Blue did your Galfer kit come with the splitter block and the lines all the way down to the calipers and were they braided lines? I am in the same boat with the same risers on my Voyager as well (Just no ABS) and I would really like to pull the bars back just a bit more so they don't bang the dash before going lock to lock. I did put a bit of rubber hose over the stop to soften the blow, but a little longer complete front brake line would be the ideal solution if you think 1 extra inch will work best? And can you give me a price on this improvement please?

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Hey Blue did your Galfer kit come with the splitter block and the lines all the way down to the calipers and were they braided lines? I am in the same boat with the same risers on my Voyager as well (Just no ABS) and I would really like to pull the bars back just a bit more so they don't bang the dash before going lock to lock. I did put a bit of rubber hose over the stop to soften the blow, but a little longer complete front brake line would be the ideal solution if you think 1 extra inch will work best? And can you give me a price on this improvement please?
The kit doesn't have the splitter block, not sure if the non abs version would have that or not, but I doubt it. Yes, they are braided hoses. I'll upload some pictures in a bit so you can see how mine are now. No idea what the cost of the non abs kit is, but the abs version was about 285, that included all the lines, front, rear and clutch, the lines being lengthened and shipping. To me the piece of mind is worth it, not to mention that now if I need to replace one of the front lines I can do that. These also have a lifetime warranty. I also have a piece of heater hose on the stop, my bars still hit a bit on the left side of the fairing, but they also did that before the risers, besides if they hit the faring hard enough to do any damage I think that will be the least of my worries!
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