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    brake reservoir tubing

    Is there anyplace local to Woburn, MA where I can source some of this stuff? I need to reroute my GSXR reservoir to work with the Woodcraft clip-ons. The OEM S tube is way too short.

    Is this as easy as hitting Home depot's plumbing section for some clear tubing? That works fine on the brake bleeds I made, not so sure about the real world application though. I don't want to send $25 for 3" of the stuff through Yoyodyne, either.

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    Tygon. Forget what number. Do a forum search for Tygon though.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    I always get it from Motomummy, three days and it's in your hands. Might as well order enough to do the rear reservoir delete while you're at it. Bonus points, they have the honda caps as well.

    https://www.motomummy.com/store/prod...cat=252&page=1

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    Tygon. You can buy it from mcmaster Carr and have it next day ups ground.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    wouldnt a fuel line work from home depot or local autoparts store? it is pressure tested and wouldnt break down easily. thats if you need something right away, if you can wait i guess might as well order something more part specific as listed above

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    You don't want condensation in there. Tygon is the stuff. I wouldn't use anything else in a brake system.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Thanks!

    8mm tubing?

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by NPDCPA View Post
    Thanks!

    8mm tubing?
    Yup.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    street and comp sells it too

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Tygon-Kurveygirl-next day air!!

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Just had an "Ahha" moment that might help out- go here- http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...entifier=46839
    pull the hoses off and use them until you get the right stuff, then save the bleeder to bleed the brakes later!!
    As Inspector Clouseau would say..."Case solvead"

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricklidz View Post
    Just had an "Ahha" moment that might help out- go here- http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...entifier=46839
    pull the hoses off and use them until you get the right stuff, then save the bleeder to bleed the brakes later!!
    As Inspector Clouseau would say..."Case solvead"
    if that stuff is anything like what comes with a Mityvac you don't want to use it. I tried it just to get by and it wept through after a day or two.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Motomummy was the hook up. Methinks we need a local source for this stuff.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Nice, I just ordered some for myself from motomummy.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    I got 2 feet from McMaster-Carr for 3.50 plus another 4.39 for shipping (7.89 shipped)

    http://www.mcmaster.com/nav/enter.asp?partnum=5103K34

    Tygon 2375 - Part number 5103K34 -Chemical-Resistant Clear Tygon Tubing 1/4" ID, 3/8" OD, 1/16" Wall Thk

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    I picked up 3 feet, mines bigger pete, and a magnetic oil drain plug for about 20 bucks shipped. They have free shipping on everything but require you to buy something else with the brake line, kinda dumb but thankfully I needed the oil plug anyways.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    I picked some RS125 brake tubing (the clear green stuff) and it now has outer condensation. Nothing inside the tube (yet).

    Should I be concerned?

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by The Snowman View Post
    I picked some RS125 brake tubing (the clear green stuff) and it now has outer condensation. Nothing inside the tube (yet).

    Should I be concerned?
    I would be. the only time it should be wet is if you spilled fluid on it or its raining.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    It's just weeping cuz it's emo.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Well, just in case, I snagged some tygon from the same place Pete got it from. It's easy enough to replace/bleed.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveZX6r View Post
    I picked up 3 feet, mines bigger pete, and a magnetic oil drain plug for about 20 bucks shipped. They have free shipping on everything but require you to buy something else with the brake line, kinda dumb but thankfully I needed the oil plug anyways.
    I always get some motomummy stickers or a resivoir sock to get the free shipping.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by The Snowman View Post
    I picked some RS125 brake tubing (the clear green stuff) and it now has outer condensation. Nothing inside the tube (yet).

    Should I be concerned?
    not sure if i had the same stuff, but i had some green tubing that looked like the fluid was sweating out.
    i just picked up some clear stuff from Street & Comp the next time i was at the track & swapped it out.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    So I realized the other day that this stuff is clear. Isnt UV supposed to be bad for brake fluid? I thought that was why the OEM tubing is always black.

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    Re: brake reservoir tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveZX6r View Post
    So I realized the other day that this stuff is clear. Isnt UV supposed to be bad for brake fluid? I thought that was why the OEM tubing is always black.
    Then why is the reservoir clear?

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