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Oil lines

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by Mecchanica, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Mecchanica

    Mecchanica New Member

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    Friend of mine has a 85 FXRC and it needs new oil lines. The stock ones lasted 15 years, the replacement ones were Gates fuel lines and have only lasted half that time. I figure there must be some "hot setup" for HD oil lines nowadays. I used Tyvek fuel lines on my old Triumph and was impressed with their durability. Anything like that for HD? The lines are 3/8" ID. Probably best to email me back at kweaver@hawaii.rr.com Thanks.
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    I'd be intersested to know what you find out if it's via email.
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    some of the best oil llines i have uses were made of silicone....very heat/oil/gas resistant. it comes in colors. there are also a wide variety of braded oil lines, and steel braided lines. the steel llines are a bit harder to work with due to the braiding wanting to fray.....check in a automotive hop up type catalog or on line store.....lots of cool stuff for bikes in there.....:)
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    I'd like to stay away from braided, as the ends are kinda messy, I don't want to change any fittings, either. Am also worried about chafing as one of the lines runs under the starter.
    Tyvek is a kind of silicone, I believe. Any source for this?
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