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I want to replace my oil lines. There are two on the bike that look original. Thats saying something considering my bike is an 87' model.

Problem is, over the years when I buy fuel or oil lines, they come in various forms of quality. It's almost like some of the lines I bought were for fuel or oil. Not sure I like that. Also, some lines seem to fit different than others.

Where can I get quality oil and fuel line ? Who makes these ?
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You can buy the hose either by itself foot wise and use hose clamps.
or
Buy the hoses as complete kits, cut to length with fittings already put on.
The kits have the fittings usually crimped/pressed on.

J&P is a good source, others are out there.
http://www.jpcycles.com/search/search/?Ne=755118&N=2761610%202761612%2028002076%20276042 5%20275111&D1=2761610%202761612%2028002076%2027604 25%20275111&Ntk=AllΝ=RepresentativePartNumber&fitm ent=1&results=100&Ns=Non%20Gold%20Price|1
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I didn't want to go the crimp route. I don't have a crimp tool plus I trust the hose clamps just fine.

I was talking about something like Gates hoses or something like that. Seems all the hose you see these days is from China and it is used for gas or oil. Years ago the parts guy would ask you if you wanted oil line or fuel line. Since the mom and pop auto parts store has gone to the wayside, all you get is Autozone and they're generic stuff.

I have a J&P catalouge. I'll look in there. Russell is supposed to be a good brand.
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Do you want standard black rubber, stainless steel, or black nylon? Both Russel and Goodridge are top quality.
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russell universal brake lines are DOT approved the goodridge lines are NOT
barnett makes high quality lines ,but are pricey.
i just ordered russell fittings and hose for my brake upgrade..
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The oil line on the old CB750 was braided.

The problem with braided line is that you don't get to see the rubber inside the braid starting to breakdown. Braided line looks so nice and you can buy braided sleeve to go over your lines with the clamp covers.

I'm just going with the rubber lines. I like the simple look. Besides my bike ain't that nice.
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The oil line on the old CB750 was braided.

The problem with braided line is that you don't get to see the rubber inside the braid starting to breakdown. Braided line looks so nice and you can buy braided sleeve to go over your lines with the clamp covers.

I'm just going with the rubber lines. I like the simple look. Besides my bike ain't that nice.
Braided oil lines are not only for looks. They are much stronger and allow for less expansion. They function much better. If you don't want the bling then go with the nylon lines.

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I saw these on Flebay tonight that might be what your looking for.
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20 plus years for these original lines, not too bad if u ask me. and who knows how much longer before they go bad?

Ya dont need to spend more than double for something that who knows if your bike is gonna be around that long, im just sayin

ya could even get military spec ones so the lines still work in sub zero weather
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