Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic

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Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic

Postby BlackIP2 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Has anyone fitted braided brake lines to their IP2 or Classic, and if so, where did you get the from?
Having refurbished my IP2's brakes, they are still not as good as I think they should be, so I can only assume the original rubber hoses are now way past their sell-by date. They are 34 years old after all.
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Re: Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic

Postby Interpol2471 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:58 pm

I may have a set
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Re: Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic

Postby johnbirchjar » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:23 pm

Yep, I replaced mine some years ago,sourcing them(made to measure) from a local bike spares supplier( who has unfortunatly "Ceased Trading" evil) but (if memory serves) at the time I didn't notice any discernable improvement in the braking smiley,but it was quite a few years (12/15?) back,rgds,J.B.

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Re: Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic

Postby Richard Negus » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:49 am

I agree the standard IP2/Classic set-up is a bit 'wooden'. After fitting braided hoses and various brake pads with little effect, I changed the master cylinder to one with a smaller diameter piston.
The one from a Kawasaki KLX500 is a very nice one, and gave squealy-tyre braking.
Both Brembo and Yamaha master cylinders have 5/8" pistons; the Nissin is 14 mm and gives a 30% increase in line pressure for the same squeeze.
It also has a clicky-adjustable lever reach. Fleabay is your friend!
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Re: Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic

Postby BlackIP2 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:42 pm

Thanks Richard, that's a good tip and worth pursuing. I cured the same problem with a Commando I had years ago by having the master cylinder rebored.
Interpol2471 - if you could PM me please with the details of your set of braided lines I'll get back to you.
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