Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Barbacks & Brake Lines
Last year I bought a set of 30mm Verholen Barbacks for my wifes '04 KRS. The stock brake line barely fits and it's snug on full lock. After about about 5K miles on the 30mm and 30K total on her bike, she now wants to try some 65mm Verholen Barbacks. Her problem is after 3 or 4 days of 350 mile days she get pretty tired in the upper body. And by day 3 and 4 is a real struggle to be comfortable. Girls do have a shorter torso and reach than guys so some mods seem reasonable, especially after logging 30K on the bike.
So now we want to try the 65mm Barbacks but we need a new brake line. What's the experience out there in getting customized brake lines made? Who makes them? Are there standardized measurements for brake lines with specific barbacks? Our dealer has a maker and is checking but he is suggesting we remove the stock line and send it to the maker with a "measurement" for extension using the stock line as a template. That means either down time or a replacement stock line purchased and used while the new line is made.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
Thanks - FlagGS