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If youwonder if you need to update your old brake hoses...
Honda recommends that you replace your rubber brake hoses on a regular basis every few years. This article say's that the life of the rubber brake hose is 3 years or 60,000 miles. I highly recommend that if you drive a 20+ year old Gold Wing then you should replace the brake hoses with good quality braided stainless steel brake hoses and be done with it for the sake of safety.

Check out this article for comparison: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.goodridge.net/usa/pdf/all_markets/Goodridge_stainless_v_rubber.pdf">http://www.goodridge.net/usa/pdf/all_ma ... rubber.pdf</a><!-- m -->
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#1 05-02-2009, 02:56 PM,
Wow Vic, that's a real eye opener. This is one of the things I have been thinking about doing and it just jumped to the top of the list. Thanks for the info.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#2 05-03-2009, 05:06 AM,
Those old hoses just don't last forever and it was one of the first things I replaced on my Wing after I bought it. Thorndale Aspy and I are working on an inexpensive way of buying the braided stainless steel hoses here in Ontario so before you buy check with us for possible best prices.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#3 05-03-2009, 06:24 AM,
So can I get them @ NAPA... or do I have to take the old ones in to the hoseman and have them custom made ? :?: Or go to Honda and empty my wallet ? :|
87 Interstate
1954 Ford f100 (my dads and granddads truck)

Rust is good

Enjoy the ride

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#4 05-03-2009, 09:00 AM,
Vic, where do we get em???? SCOTT
Scott, 1986 aspencade 2 BLUE
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#5 05-03-2009, 09:21 AM,
I just pulled all the brake hoses off an 85 Aspencade and from here they go into a shop that custom builds brake hoses and from there, when completed, I'll have all the details for everyone here and we will have a sample set that can be used for measurement so that you won't have to remove your brake hoses to get a set.

There is Ebay but you take what you get there. What Thorndale Aspy and I are trying to do is to locate a realistically priced source for stainless steel brake hoses from a reliable supplier so that everyone here can access them. Within the next few weeks I should know a lot more.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#6 05-03-2009, 05:46 PM,
Good looking out! B-)
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#7 05-03-2009, 06:47 PM,
You've convinced me. I just ordered a set of HEL braided lines. Thanks for the heads up, Vic!
Charlie
1992 GL1500 SE
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#8 05-05-2009, 06:47 PM,
Charlie, you jumped the gun. HEL say's they can get you the brake hoses but in reality they need you to take yours off first so they can match them to your bike. Let me know how you make out with HEL. I think that you might be interested in what I have to say below.

Meanwhile I am working out a deal with a fabricator who will supply pre-made (custom for our Gold Wings) stainless steel brake hoses for our bikes at discounted prices to members of this site. These hoses will have the exact, correct fittings and they will be DOT approved. I've seen HEL and Galfer hoses for Gold Wings and they are not precise fit hoses and you must use adaptors in the fittings.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#9 05-05-2009, 07:03 PM,
Again... Thanks for the heads up! Now I understand your previous posts on this. I'm a little slow. I will see if I can cancel my order and wait for further developments.
Charlie
1992 GL1500 SE
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#10 05-06-2009, 09:41 AM,
Just tell HEL that you do not want to remove your old hoses and send them in for matching. It would really suck if your original hoses got lost in shipping.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#11 05-06-2009, 10:01 AM,
I called and they were fine with canceling the order. I hadn't thought about the lines getting lost --- that would be a very bad thing!
Charlie
1992 GL1500 SE
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#12 05-06-2009, 11:27 AM,
<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.paragonperformance.com">http://www.paragonperformance.com</a><!-- w --> is where i bought mine. i think the front three hoses cost about $130.00 u.s. dollers. great service. check them out. terry
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#13 05-06-2009, 03:38 PM,
Can you please tell me when you bought your brake hoses from Paragon?
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#14 05-06-2009, 06:05 PM,
Update to my last post. Ipurchased my hoses on 4-12-2004.Ipaid $140.95 for front and rear.(four hoses) Part#pp-gw84d 1 800 270 0333 terry
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