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post #1 of 10 Old 07-17-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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New "tyres"

The rear tire on my motorcycle has a little life left in it, but the time to order anything is before you really need it, so a new set of "tyres" arrived this week.



Also picked up a gallon of Yamaha oil, a new oil filter, both factory oil filter o-rings and the tires.

A hair over $300.00 with tax.

I'm good with that, and prefer to buy local whenever possible.

The plan is to check the wheel bearings closely, the bike has 33,000 miles on it.

Also, might go ahead and order some SS brake line hoses, easier sometimes to mount them on the front while the tire is off. I'm thinking I'll go with a three line system instead of a two line system - anyone was to discuss pro's/con's on that topic?

I think that is about it. Work is ending in a few weeks, and the plan is to take a week or so long ride.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-17-2010, 11:29 AM
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I like buying local also I'm personaly sold on road2's after roughly 8k on a rear and it still has some life! what kind of tires are those?

Stainless lines made a difference on my bike in brake control, could be in my head but the feel is much much better you'll dig it, not sure on the difference perfomance wise on a 3 line system vs a 2 line system. I have a 2 line system cause thats what was recommended but I can't remeber why?? I guess if you wanted to run one caliper/rotor for drag racing that would be a benifit... A diet would help me more lol.

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3 lines? IE.... 2 separate ones down to each caliper then one that connects both calipers? I dont see the point of the 3rd connecting line TBH.

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Maybe one line to a splitter then one like to each caliper. . . I'm not sure either, but that is my best guess.

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Maybe one line to a splitter then one like to each caliper. . . I'm not sure either, but that is my best guess.
either way all i see with 3 lines is more spots for there to be leaks / failures? someone ENLIGHTEN ME!

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Yes a 3 line system has one coming out of the master into a "T" then two down (stock 9er rubber line routing)..

There are 2 different types of 2 line systems, I have the 2 out of the master straight down to each caliper. Then there is the the 1 out of the master to a caliper then another 1 out of that caliper to the other over the front fender looks weird (triumph does it this way sometimes)

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The "tyres" are Avons, not sure I've ever run that brand before, so I'm excited to try them.

The front is a 120/70ZR17 AV55 Storm 2 Ultra

Rears, a 150/80ZR16 AV46-ST Azaro ST

Brian nailed it. Stock is one from the handlebar to the "T" splitter and then one to each brake caliper.

Two hose system takes two from the master directly to each caliper. You use a double banjo bolt to secure both at once.

I've heard the double line method is less expensive and easier to bleed.

But, I think the triple line system might look cleaner.

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post #8 of 10 Old 07-17-2010, 05:42 PM
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Good tyres those Avons - I think you'll be happy with them.

With street riding 2 or the stock split '3' lines are a either/or option - I very much doubt that on the street you'd notice any difference what so ever once bleed. The 2 lines are popular as it's what the 'racers' run so looks zizzy and also cheaper as there are less fittings.

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I think that is about it. Work is ending in a few weeks, and the plan is to take a week or so long ride.
I surely hope your heading down this way sir...

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I surely hope your heading down this way sir...
Me too

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