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I found the H-E-L site and sent them a request for information on their kit for my 1984 GL1200A. Response was prompt and very informative. Also, the cost is in line and duties will be less than ordering from the US supplier - a small benefit to Canada still being a member of the Commonwealth, I guess. Moreover, I can get numerous colour combinations.

Before I order though, has anyone had any hands-on experience with this product / supplier?



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HEL are fine to deal with. They answer all their e-mails and will keep you posted if there are any delays or problems.

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I put my HEL Stainless Brake Lines on my '81 GL1100 theFriday night and have now driven about 300 miles in mixed trafficwith them. They are peforming perfectly. The GL1100 is stopping better than ever.

My front brakes were locking up and not releasing. I had rebuilt both calipers and the master cylinder with new kits. I also installed SpeedBleeders when I rebuilt the calipers. The new brake lines have solved the lock-up problem.

The OEM lines had gone soft and were collapsing. I was sure it was the brakelines causing the problem. I proved this (the multiple lock-up(s)) by releasing the pressure by opening the bleeder valves on either caliper on several occasions. Both calipers were locked when I released the pressure. It did not matter which bleeder I opened. Both calipers would then release.

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  • Cost for all 4 lines was $196USD, freight included to Texas
  • I ordered them on Sunday night and received them Wednesday.
  • I got the black hoses, silver stainless fittings. Various colors are available.
  • The kit included new stainless banjo bolts and copper crush washers.
  • The hoses are thinner than the Honda OEM.
  • The quality is excellent.
  • Lifetime warranty
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I would verify the hose lengths before/when you order just to be safe. They are built to order so if you need too, the lengths can be adjusted to your needs.

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Thanks for the input, guys. As mentioned before, and now confirmed by you, H-E-L's response was prompt and professional. I think I'll get my order in this week. No rush, though, as the 'Wing is now stored for the winter giving me about six months before she's out again.

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My condolences Keener.

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Howdy Folks,

If you know the lengths of the lines it is pretty easy. Look at TuckerRocky either online or in a shop. 2005 Street Catalog, Pages 895-902. We build them all the time and it is easy as changing out the originals.

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Hi Chuck. It must be a real pain having to give up riding for 6 months. Those of us living in more rainy countries all of a sudden seem to be more fortunate.

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Howdy Folks,

If you know the lengths of the lines it is pretty easy. Look at TuckerRocky either online or in a shop. 2005 Street Catalog, Pages 895-902. We build them all the time and it is easy as changing out the originals.

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Can you give more info? Are you putting these together for your company or your personal ride? I am very interested in having a set made for my 79, but $200 as quoted above seems a little rich. I'd be willing to go $100, however.


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Thanks for the input, guys. As mentioned before, and now confirmed by you, H-E-L's response was prompt and professional. I think I'll get my order in this week. No rush, though, as the 'Wing is now stored for the winter giving me about six months before she's out again.
Hey Keener, I feel guilty now, it was close to 80 degrees yesterday and is 77 and sunny right now, when it is cold here for 3 weeks in a row we think it is terrible. We are so spoiled.

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