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Old 12-20-2013, 01:13 PM
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Galfer vs Russell

I'm in the middle of a front end swap. I need to install new brake lines and am looking at two alteratives. So, best place is to ask here.

My question is if anyone has had experience with the Russell brand of brake lines. I know most of you have Galfer, and no doubt about it, they are good. The reason I ask for the Russell, is, I have good discounts on their products, and, it would be much cheaper for me to go down that road, then with the Galfer lines.

I remember doing a brake line swap for a customer many years ago, but don't remember if they were Russell's or not. And, never saw customer again to ask if he liked them or not.(Yeh I know, there's a joke in there somewhere ).

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Old 12-20-2013, 01:51 PM
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I use Russell brand on a 3900lb Mustang with very large brakes.... Work great.

I've used Russell brand SS lines on several bikes.. no issue.

Russell, Galfer, Goodridge, and custom ones I made from Russell parts... all work great, never had a failure .. so pick what you want that fits, has the right look and a good price.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:19 PM
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I used HEL brake lines. Check them out here. Motorcycle | Honda | VTR1000


Great guys to deal with, quick shipping, and they made mine custom lengths for little extra cost to fit my Apex's. Also a wide array of choices in color and type. FWIW
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Originally Posted by Upland111 View Post
I used HEL brake lines. Check them out here. Motorcycle | Honda | VTR1000


Great guys to deal with, quick shipping, and they made mine custom lengths for little extra cost to fit my Apex's. Also a wide array of choices in color and type. FWIW
Galfer does the same deal.. custom lengths, color choice.. and funny.. but I bought this set for my new Apex risers as well...LOL

It's what i have on my bike now... like um alot.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:53 PM
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Thanks for the input. Russell it is. As I said, I have some pretty good discounts on their products, so, good deal for me, and, I can order everything to build them myself. Lines, fittings, banjo bolts, etc.
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I don't think you can go wrong with any of the aftermarket brake line manufacturers. Any braided line beats the rubber OEM.
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
Galfer does the same deal.. custom lengths, color choice.. and funny.. but I bought this set for my new Apex risers as well...LOL

It's what i have on my bike now... like um alot.

I am planning Apex clip ons too. Do you know what your custom line lengths ended up as?
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Jack what front end swap are u doing? Is it on a vtr?
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Originally Posted by CrankenFine View Post
I am planning Apex clip ons too. Do you know what your custom line lengths ended up as?
+2 inches over stock lines worked for me...and my 0-4 inch Apex bars
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
+2 inches over stock lines worked for me...and my 0-4 inch Apex bars
Thank you.
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Originally Posted by jscobey View Post
Jack what front end swap are u doing? Is it on a vtr?
900RR forks, custom made triple, stock wheel, and, 600RR cals with Gixxer
600 M/C.

I will later next month put my whole stock front end for sale, but, want to finish up first.
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