I bought a Hawk missing its front brake hose, anyone have a measurement on how long it needs to be so I can order an aftermarket part? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Spongy brakes and 42 yr old brake line sends me looking for a replacement front brake line and banjo fittings for this CB400T 1978. I've measured 37.75 " from banjo centre to centre. I see some complete kit options from HEL (rather not pay the shipping to Canada on those if I can avoid it) or Fortnine (Canadian supplier) has universal SS lines and separate banjo fittings. They have 38" universal line (threaded ends) but I'm wondering if the 2 banjo fittings on each end will extend the length too much? Thoughts anybody?I got a universal DOT approved (street legal) brake line from fortnine (canadian motorcycle retailer). Brake parts are one of the places on a motorcycle you should definitely spend the big bucks on. If you have a highly rated independent motorcycle shop nearby they should be able to help you out with the brake line and fittings too.
One other thing, if your bike is a barn find it will have old tires, those also need replacing for safety reasons.