The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985) For all those that wanna talk about Ironhead Sportster Motorcycles

Active Threads
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 24,727
Views: 1,456,472
0 1983 Roadster
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 2 Minutes Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,352
0 Automotive Motor Oil In Sportster
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 3 Minutes Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,990
0 Carb ???
Last Post: mikethebike61
Posted On: 11 Minutes Ago
Replies: 221
Views: 49,209
0 1975 Sportster
Last Post: alsfarms
Posted On: 16 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 9
3 still not a drop!!! 1979 1000xlh
Last Post: Hardtail28
Posted On: 22 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 278
0 Bad Vibration & Engine Stumbling 99 Custom 883
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 22 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 12
0 What song do you have stuck in your head?
Last Post: lehel
Posted On: 23 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,428
Views: 258,280
0 Stroker pistons
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 6,347
5 1975 Sportster
Last Post: alsfarms
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 12
0 1975 Sportster
Last Post: alsfarms
Posted On: 46 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 16
0 75 XLH Bendix Carb Spitting Gas - Video
Last Post: jibber
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 3,531
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8,916
Views: 2,078,222
0 Cannonball Run Winner - 1911 H-D
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 24
0 MId-range breaking up under acceleration
Last Post: Gulf Coaster
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 59
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 52,051
Views: 8,761,130
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 32,218
Views: 3,750,367
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,659
Views: 416,886
0 Gear and brake linkage
Last Post: 93trident
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 210
0 1965 XLRTT article
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 4,406
0 Video - EBS Catch Can vs Filter - Which is Better?
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 485
0 Scratch & Dent Specials - Quality Parts for an EVEN Better Price!
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 225
0 Finally some nice weather in the northeast!
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 7,200
0 easy rider homage peter fonda ironhead
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
0 Starter Relay?
Last Post: Akdawg
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 791
0 Anyone go racing last weekend?
Last Post: mac93
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,411
Views: 385,749
0 Q cams in 73 xlh ??
Last Post: 73HEAD
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,436
0 KT - 2021 - You're In It Now
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 12,742
0 Dragging clutch
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,893
More...
Members Birthdays
Cadrien, boyett (71), gulp2000a (67), soulshaker (58), eddien (51), sfxtech (43), 61Comet (43), Rix (42), pyro (37)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11th July 2019
ferretface's Avatar
ferretface ferretface is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: ...On the 'ol Erie Canal...
Posts: 594
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1983
Reputation: 165677
ferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant future
Default Brake Line Part Number ?

As shown in the attached pic, my newly-acquired Sportster has a front dual-disk brake line that has been 'bubba-ized' to fit a lower set of handlebars.

Cycle was originally an XLH [according to VIN] but a previous owner tossed the buckhorn bars (as any owner should) and fit the XLX bars (5" rise).

That ugly loop has got to go. I could cut and bend/straighten out that loop and fit a brake union (double flared) but that's still ugly.

In a perfect world, I'd have my Harley dealer look up the number and then tell me they're no longer available, but as we all know, everything is available online.

There is no obvious hydraulic line/hose shop in my area.

So, I would like to find the complete one-piece NOS lines/hoses for my 1983 XL with dual-disks and stock XLX bars and risers.

I've tried the online catalogs of Drag Spec, Barnett, JP Cycles, Kirk, etc with no success.

Would anyone have a parts catalog listing the XLX brake line assembly???

Thank you for your time.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bent_brk_lne.jpg (74.3 KB, 45 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11th July 2019
Toejam503's Avatar
Toejam503 Toejam503 is offline
Air-Cooled Forever
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dakota Territory
Posts: 3,190
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: (Prev.Own)XLH Milw.Spec.
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Reputation: 6624608
Toejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Looking at pics, the closest brake line would be an XR1000, but it looks like the same brake line only bent wrong.
You have Dual front discs, right? If not, just measure about an 1''-2'' from the banjo joint and follow the line, you want, down to the caliper. That will tell you how long a single aftermarket brake line you'll need, when you order brake lines, the banjo joints are included in the brake line, but not in the measurement and I think they come with different angles.
If you do have dual discs, then measure to the meter block, although I'd replace the lower hoses, too.
TRY SummitRacing.com, MotoSport.com, or MotorsportSuperstore.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11th July 2019
ryder rick's Avatar
ryder rick ryder rick is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 9,910
Reputation: 1221438
ryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The way this is done is to MAKE your lines using universal hoses and adapters.

Factory brake lines are marginal at best, Goodrich lines will last longer and give a better feel.

I have never been able to create a proper double flare by hand, even with tools that profess to do this.
__________________
Ryder Rick "I know right from wrong, but sometimes, wrong feels right"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11th July 2019
ferretface's Avatar
ferretface ferretface is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: ...On the 'ol Erie Canal...
Posts: 594
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1983
Reputation: 165677
ferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant future
Default

Rick & TJ -

Sounds like a winter project. I've been looking at the universal brake line/hose kits and components in JP Cycle catalog. I do have dual-disks with splitter block bolted to the bottom of the triple tree. But my calipers use screw-in lines, not banjo bolt lines.

I'll see what I can find. Thanks for the help!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11th July 2019
ryder rick's Avatar
ryder rick ryder rick is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 9,910
Reputation: 1221438
ryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

There are adapters from the AN hose to the 3/16 flared tube.

Lots of options. EG: VTwin #23-4281
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16th July 2019
ferretface's Avatar
ferretface ferretface is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: ...On the 'ol Erie Canal...
Posts: 594
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1983
Reputation: 165677
ferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant future
Default

I broke down and bought an old parts catalog for my Sportster on Ebay. Looked up the part number and just for S&G checked Ebay for that part and found out I just missed a NOS in bag HD brake line/hose assembly by a couple days.

Good price too.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16th July 2019
iNSaNeSHaNe's Avatar
iNSaNeSHaNe iNSaNeSHaNe is online now
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,653
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1985
Reputation: 2110965
iNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I had a similar situation about 10 years ago dual disk and the banjo was leaking where the line went in from it being bent around when they lowered the bars.

Since I couldn't find a proper line I opened the bleeders, removed the line from the master and took it loose from the trees, giving me enough room to repair it.

I got out my oxy / act torch with a 00 tip and heated the banjo where the line went in and pulled it out.
Then took a drill bit slightly larger than the hole and cleaned it up.
Next I cut off the line and scuffed it with sandpaper and test fitted it to align the banjo.
As for assembly, I brazed it.
First heating the banjo and prepping the repair with borax as flux before sliding in the line and brazing it using fluxed rod.
Probably took an hour.
If you do this make sure to open the bleeders to let the fluid go down the line or it will not weld. and after it cools off make sure to flush it back out good. I pushed the calipers in to back flush it, to make sure no contaminants were in there.

Good Luck
__________________


. When told " That Won't Work "
I say " Hide And Watch. " :
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17th July 2019
Old Junk Old Junk is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 2 blocks from Juneau Plant!
Posts: 38
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1969
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1971
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCR Tribute
Other Motorcycle Year: 1980
Reputation: 10
Old Junk is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I would also suggest that you call or visit the website for Bill's Custom Cycles. They sold me the brake line/hose kit you're looking for. Very easy to deal with.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17th July 2019
ferretface's Avatar
ferretface ferretface is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: ...On the 'ol Erie Canal...
Posts: 594
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1983
Reputation: 165677
ferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Junk View Post
I would also suggest that you call or visit the website for Bill's Custom Cycles. They sold me the brake line/hose kit you're looking for. Very easy to deal with.
I will do that. But...There are many Bill's Custom Cycles...In Pennsylvania, California, etc. Did you have a specific Bill's in mind???
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17th July 2019
NLXL's Avatar
NLXL NLXL is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,265
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883DLX
Sportster/Buell Year: 1992
Reputation: 4253587
NLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm very happy with Goodridge brake lines. Lot of choice, good quality.

https://www.goodridge.co.uk/collecti...arley+davidson

Last edited by NLXL; 17th July 2019 at 17:02..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC