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Need some assistance here,
I'm looking to install braided lines into the R3, are there any manufacturers who have released ABS compatible brake lines? I'm at the point of seeing whether or not I can disable the abs unit (hopefully without the bike going into limp mode) and installing the lines but would love to avoid this extra step
 

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The ABS shouldn't care if you change brake lines, as long as that's all you replace (or eliminate) - at least as far as how it functions. The ABS may behave differently with stiffer hoses, though.... hopefully someone who has dealt with this issue will pipe in.
 

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Bumping the thread, Im looking at getting braided hoses as a small step towards improving my brakes without sinking huge amounts of money for new calipers, rotors etc.
 

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Bumping the thread, Im looking at getting braided hoses as a small step towards improving my brakes without sinking huge amounts of money for new calipers, rotors etc.
-Make sure the pads are bedded in as well. That plays a factor in how bad the brakes are on new bikes/rotors/pads/combo of the above.
-Ensure when you swap lines to do a good, complete bleed of the lines, otherwise the feel at the lever is still going to feel spongy.
 

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All I have found that says they are ABS-model compatible are these sets on Webike

http://japan.webike.net/products/21997642.html
http://japan.webike.net/products/21997654.html

I am super apprehensive about getting them because there is a near complete lack of technical description or information on the website.
They sure are pretty, and should be for that price.

Here's what I'd recommend: Physically go to a bike shop, preferably one that supports local club racing - they are usually more familiar with what you're trying to do and have more supplier options than dealerships.

Tell the guy what you want to do, let him measure line lengths and figure out which banjos work best for your bike. Won't cost you more than the cost of the parts he'll order (or have on-hand) - about half what those interweb ones are. Added bonus - if it doesn't fit right, your shop guy can make the adjustments, get different parts, etc. on the spot with minimal hassle. If you want him to do the install, expect to pay shop rate.

I can give you exact line lengths and banjo style for my set-up, but I guarantee it won't be right for yours. When you or someone else does this, please post up detailed information showing routing, line length(s) and banjos. (You're keeping stock bars and just replacing lines and fittings, correct?)
 

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Yeah Ill be replacing just the brake lines when I get them, Ill be sure to start up a thread in this subforum with all the details I can muster. I think Ill check back in at my local dealer, thanks Stirz :)
 
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