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SS Braided Brake Lines

Am looking into installing braided lines, and the shop I favor prefers to use a local vendor who custom fits/fabs them vs pre made lines. Assuming the costs are similar, what sage advice may you seers offer? Also, to add to the mix, I am going to install either the Motowerks anti-vibe or the Rox anti-vibe risers, and might that help be a deciding factor?

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Sometimes stock length lines will accommodate risers and sometimes not. If they are gonna fabricate a line it will make it easy. I wouldn't mess with rear line.
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Am looking into installing braided lines, and the shop I favor prefers to use a local vendor who custom fits/fabs them vs pre made lines. Assuming the costs are similar, what sage advice may you seers offer? Also, to add to the mix, I am going to install either the Motowerks anti-vibe or the Rox anti-vibe risers, and might that help be a deciding factor?
I would add the riser BEFORE you get them to 'fab' your lines....

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Yeah don't bother with the back one and put the riser on first
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I had front and rear done, made a big difference

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Pads make a much bigger difference in braking performance than lines do. I saw a big improvement with EBC HH pads over stock pads. The quality of made to order lines is similar to pre made lines. As for length, it is anyones guess. I would install risers first to be sure. Risers won't make much difference in vibration. I would be more inclined to check throttle body sync (it causes excess vibration if it is off) and install better grips if vibration is an issue. Also an issue is how you hold the bars and what RPM you ride at, a death grip on the bars will always cause more discomfort from vibration on any bike. IMO discomfort from vibration has never been an issue on the Versys, especially compared to other bikes I have riden.

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I added SS lines to my bike because I added a Dual Sport fender and couldnt have the line going across the tire. So I have a separate line running to each caliper. I didnt notice a difference in the lines stopping ability. Didn't really notice a difference when I replaced the pads either.
I have always thought the brakes were decent to begin with, but I have never really rode a modern Super Sport bike....

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