Just wondering if anyone on here knows if anyone's every changed their fuel lines or any other lines (other than brake lines) to stainless steel braided?
I wonder if the race teams do it?
Reasons why I was thinking about doing it:
1. My main fuel line (right under the tank) connected to the fuel pump and routes to the throttle bodies got kinked. So fuel is not efficiently flowing through this line and the bike hiccups like its starving for fuel. I can't imagine how it got kinked so bad, the inside of this line is some sort of hard plastic.
2. The OEM line (P/N#51044-0118) if ever gets messed up again or kinked or damaged... this part is backordered EVERYWHERE. I've checked all online oem parts dealers, all motorcycle dealers around me, and nobody can get it. You have to order it overseas and takes approximately 2-3 weeks to get it, unless you find one used on ebay in which i have not been successful in for the past 2-3 weeks (should've ordered it over seas by now lol). Not sure if this is accuratly true, but I've even called Kawasaki Corporate here in the states and they say Kawasaki generally don't stock oem parts with dealers that they don't think is in high demand (that sucks but it's understandable supply/demand).
3. IF you do SS, you won't have to worry about it getting kinked ever again
Problems i've encountered while trying to find someone to make a Stainless Steel braided fuel line:
1. Checked a couple places around me who do custom SS braided lines for old school cars, diesel trucks, and even big rigs. They all say that they can't because of that special fitting (the connectors are square with the red clips).
I think that's kind of BS, i'm sure someone can make it... just have to find them.