Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Model: none at present
Be really careful with flare fittings, they all seem to be made of something about as soft as lead. I have damaged them on cars before using an expensive name brand flare nut wrench of the proper size. Now whenever I need to loosen or tighten a flare nut, I put the wrench on it, then take a small pait of ViseGrips and clamp down on the wrench. This makes the wrench fit very tightly on the fitting, so it doesn't distort it. The wrench returns to normal when you remove the ViseGrips.
I have gone with SS lines on a couple of sportbikes, they made a minor difference, not sure it was worth the hassle of having to deal with them. SS lines are like a saw blade, they will cut through anything. You need to keep them completely isolated from any part of the bike. They will damage any part they rub against.
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