CR front brake cable for WR
Posted February 20, 2002 - 02:30 PM
[ February 20, 2002: Message edited by: blackie ]
Posted February 20, 2002 - 03:03 PM
1) With the intention of keeping the WR headlight intact, the only company I've heard that makes a CR routed line that will work is AMPRO and MX-South sells it for around $140.
2) If you run a number plate the YZ line (CR Routed) is available from the three companies they list in the MXA issue, Fastline, Surf and Turf, and ???
The third option although I'm not sure if anyone would try is to call Galpher and have them make one, which they will do, probably at a cheaper rate than any of the above.
Hope this helps.
Posted February 20, 2002 - 03:35 PM
If you can't et one in the US, let me know, I could hook you up with one at a pinch - Postage would be a few bucks...
Posted February 20, 2002 - 05:14 PM
Someone mentioned going to a Harley Dealer or Speed Shop where they custom make those things all the time.
I bought a steel line (WR routing) for my bike. I WOULD recommend it.
The worst thing was bleeding the line.
The easiest way is to pump the fluid up FROM THE BOTTOM, at the bleed screw.
I used a turkey baster w/ rubber flex tubing, and A LOT of patience to work on a Honda quad that was severely air bound.
Posted February 20, 2002 - 05:15 PM
[ February 22, 2002: Message edited by: NH Kevin ]
Posted February 20, 2002 - 05:31 PM
Posted February 21, 2002 - 07:13 AM
The stopping power is MUCH improved! I've seen a few YZ's with CR routing and the cable always gets chewed up by the disk. Apparently mounting a DR line will require a sturdy bracket to keep it away from the disk..just an FYI..
Posted February 21, 2002 - 09:37 AM
Posted February 21, 2002 - 10:46 PM
Posted February 22, 2002 - 04:21 AM
Posted February 22, 2002 - 05:54 AM
The heatshrink sheath slipped down, the ends were indexed off creating a funny twist, and yes it does rub the disk.
I would try something besides a fastline.
The surf and turf kit includes a fastline I believe.
Posted February 22, 2002 - 06:44 AM
I use Fastline brakeline, Am-Pro aluminum brakeline bracket - modified to Fastline diameter & Braking "Wave" Rotor ....works fantastic! Best front brakes I have ever used.
Posted February 22, 2002 - 10:26 PM
Posted February 26, 2002 - 11:56 AM
My local dealer hooked me up for $48 for the stock routed steel fastline. I ordered a few other parts and probably got some sort of a good guy discount (bought several bikes from this dealer and usually work with the mgr). I think MX-South has them for around $10 more, but they are always willing to negotiate, so don't be afriad to ask for a discount! The rear lines are slightly less, I have the rear steel line as well, but wouldn't say this is a must have item since the rear worked pretty well and with the engine braking effect, it's not a gota have
Ask MX-South if they will sell you one for $48, chances are good they'll do it or come real close.
I would pay MUCH MORE for this mod, it brings the stopping power to a new level.
I've been using it for about a year or 1,100 miles of trail use with some MX. No problems to date...installing it was a PITA. Don't install the day before a race, you could be up all night cursing!! Use Kevin from NH's idea and you should be OK (or a mityvac)
I believe the main hurdle to CR routing is keeping the line attached to the guard, and off the disk. I didn't want to keep messing with it, so I went the "no hastle" route. I also insist on being able to swap the light/number plate back and forth, so the stock routing was the only way to keep maintenance to a minimum.
Posted February 26, 2002 - 08:39 PM