Is the stock front brake line on a 14 yz450f stainless steel?


8 replies to this topic
  • yzUSMCf

Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:32 AM

#1

Looking at getting a 270 front brake kit for the bike wondering if I should get a stainless front brake line aswell unless it has one from the factory? Can't tell if it just has a rubber tube around it or if is just ruber hose. Thanks!

  • grayracer513

Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:56 AM

#2

OEM hoses are multi-layer plastics and high strength fiber weave, and when they're good shape, they work fine.  A stainless line will give a little more "solid" feel, but isn't absolutely required.



  • yzUSMCf

Posted April 24, 2015 - 08:44 AM

#3

Thanks

  • GHILL28

Posted April 24, 2015 - 01:50 PM

#4

The OEM lines are worthless.  If you're hard on brakes and they expand once, they're basically done and they'll never have a good positive feel again.  Mine had expansion you could feel after about 12 hours.



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  • MJP68

Posted April 24, 2015 - 09:08 PM

#5

Looking at getting a 270 front brake kit for the bike wondering if I should get a stainless front brake line aswell unless it has one from the factory? Can't tell if it just has a rubber tube around it or if is just ruber hose. Thanks!

The GYTR stainless line improves feel slightly, biggest difference by far will be the larger rotor. 



  • yzUSMCf

Posted April 25, 2015 - 08:50 AM

#6

Thanks for the replys! I just figure if I put a big brake kit might aswell go the whole 9 yards.

Should I get new pads too? My current pads are in great shape. And if yes should I stick with oem?

  • GHILL28

Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:03 AM

#7

I have an extra Brembo MC I may throw on just to try out.  Would love for it to have that super firm KTM feel.

 

I recall reading that the older (but heavier) YZF calipers were supposed to be stronger?  Don't know if it was a stiffness thing or different piston area.



  • grayracer513

Posted April 25, 2015 - 10:30 AM

#8

Not sure on the caliper, though I know the whole front brake system is overall smaller from '08 on.

If the piston area is larger, then it will increase the output pressure at the pads, but I would expect some "softening" of the feel as a penalty for the increased "leverage".

  • yzUSMCf

Posted April 25, 2015 - 10:46 AM

#9

I have an extra Brembo MC I may throw on just to try out. Would love for it to have that super firm KTM feel.

I recall reading that the older (but heavier) YZF calipers were supposed to be stronger? Don't know if it was a stiffness thing or different piston area.

didn't justin Breton when he was with yamaha run a older yzf caliper and master cylnders set up?





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