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post #1 of 19 Old 09-01-2008, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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Are all SS brake lines the same?

I was looking at getting some SS brake lines soon. The local shops here carry Gafler and when I mention other brands like Spiegler, Hel, Goodridge, etc., they say the SS lines are all the same and just go with the Gafler. Im thinking they are trying to sell me just Gafler. Are all the SS lines the same? I dont mind the Gafler but I want all black lines and fittings and the only company I found that has this is the Goodridge "Shadow" line and they look perfect. I noticed JJ had problems w/Goodridge though. My next choice would be Hel, then Spiegler, and Gafler. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Can anyone attest to how the Goodridge "Shadow" line are?

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I was looking at getting some SS brake lines soon. The local shops here carry Gafler and when I mention other brands like Spiegler, Hel, Goodridge, etc., they say the SS lines are all the same and just go with the Gafler. Im thinking they are trying to sell me just Gafler. Are all the SS lines the same? I dont mind the Gafler but I want all black lines and fittings and the only company I found that has this is the Goodridge "Shadow" line and they look perfect. I noticed JJ had problems w/Goodridge though. My next choice would be Hel, then Spiegler, and Gafler. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Can anyone attest to how the Goodridge "Shadow" line are?
The only difference between pre assembled brake line kits (besides materials used) would be the people behind who build them. I really like Galfer in this case. They are very personable and professional. You call them and they will take the time to listen to you and custom build a line. I think if you call them and they have the right color fittings and lines available, they will build the lines you're looking for. I'm not sure, but I don't think that the other companies you mentioned would do that.
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Obviously they'll want to sell what they have in their shop but it is true that all ss lines are more or less the same. Of course there are the thinner versions or superbike fittings etc. but that's another story. I don't know about Goodridge lines but I have Galfer lines in black with gold banjos and it's just fine.
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i have the goodridge superbike [-2] lines. they are the thiner lines available. excellent quality so far. even came with black plastic to cover the lines. and from what i heard galfer is excellent as far a product and cust service too.
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I have had Galfers in the past and now FrenTubo...There is a difference such as banjo material and such...One of the motorcycle magazines have comparison of lines...It was the Brit mags that had the comparison by the way.


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In a nutshell yes they are all very similar but as you mention you want a certain color so if your able to source them from Galfer, Goodrige, etc i'd say you would be satisfied.

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I put about 100,000 miles over 7 years on a set of Galfers, if that means anything...

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I'm rocking some HEL lines and I love them, he can even make any sort of custom line for you that you need....
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Goodrich and Galfer are fine

I have Galfer on my 10r and have had Goodrich on my track bike for years, I have never had a problem with either. My Galfer are the superbike lines, which I was hesitant about due to some bad experiences of other members on here with leaking. But no issues and they look and work amazing.
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Galfer is very popular..Goodrich is how I roll son. lol really the only diff I know is the warranty goodrich is lifetime galfer is not, holler a lexusrx (the oracle).

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