Yamaha Star Bolt Motorcycle Forum

Yamaha Star Bolt Categories => Mods and Accessories => Topic started by: 4dice on August 06, 2020, 02:07:11 am

Title: Brake reservoir hose size
Post by: 4dice on August 06, 2020, 02:07:11 am
Hi all,

I am looking at making my own 6" forward controls. I will need to replace or extend the hose coming from the rear brake reservoir. Does anyone know what size this is?

I know I can measure it but I would have to bleed the brakes to do it. I am hoping someone knows.

Thanks
Title: Re: Brake reservoir hose size
Post by: Sdaniels on August 06, 2020, 06:56:39 am
Do you mean length of the line or the banjo fitting size?  The line is about 23" stock length so just add whatever your extension is for your new setup.  Fittings are 3/8" or 10mm.

Nevermind....just re-read your post.  I have no idea what size/length the reservoir hose is.
Title: Re: Brake reservoir hose size
Post by: 4dice on September 06, 2020, 06:47:07 pm
brake line has M10 banjo fittings on each end for anyone that searches and finds this.

brake reservoir hose i used 3/8" NBR hose, ID is slightly different but works
Title: Re: Brake reservoir hose size
Post by: lunkhead on September 07, 2020, 04:20:00 pm
Rubber that's compatible with gasoline is different than what OEMs use for brake fluid. Most brake fluids will turn the inside of that cheap fuel hose to mush over time.
Title: Re: Brake reservoir hose size
Post by: 4dice on September 14, 2020, 06:01:19 am
Correct, that's why the brake reservoir hose needs to be NBR. Same material the stock one is made from
Title: Re: Brake reservoir hose size
Post by: Sdaniels on September 14, 2020, 03:15:41 pm
NBR?  Is that nitrile butadyl rubber?