Braided boost

Old Bike Australasia - - ROYAL ENFIELD CLASSIC 500 STEALTH -

Braided brake lines are an es­sen­tial safety fac­tor and for the older bikes can mean a big boost in brak­ing per­for­mance. The Ven­hill Pow­er­hose Plus sys­tem uses fac­tory-fin­ished lines which are iden­ti­cal at both ends, with 1/8th BSP swivel socket nuts to at­tach to the stan­dard fit­tings on your bike. The lines are man­u­fac­tured from smooth-bore Te­flon tub­ing with a stain­less steel over­braid which in turn is cov­ered by a PVC coat­ing. The socket nuts fit­ted at the ends are also in stain­less steel so the com­plete line is cor­ro­sion-free. Aus­tralian dis­trib­u­tors Kenma have kits to suit a wide va­ri­ety of Ja­panese, Euro­pean and US mo­tor­cy­cles, in­clud­ing clas­sics such as the Honda CB750 kit shown here. This one is for the low han­dle­bars but there is also a ver­sion for the US-style higher bars. It’s an af­ford­able mod (the two lines are $46.00 + GST each) and does not look out of place on a clas­sic bike.

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