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After rebuilding the rear caliper on my 80' I thought it would be a good idea to replace the master cylinder hose as well. I held the hose while pumping the pedal-it swelled andpulsated with evey push.(I can think of a few situations where swelling and pusating might be considered a good thing, but this ain't one of them.) So I looked on one of those Honda parts web pages and found that the part is no longer available from them. Where can I get a replacement for this hose?



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I am also interested in this as I don't want to install the 250.00 USD stainless hoses and would just as soon install regular brake hoses.
 

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I would hope to find a vendor other than Venco. Their 100-150% mark-up on the hoses is a bit extreme. The hose kit that was $125 from Paragon is now $250 or more. As an example. And they get a quantity discount. It's a shame they have the market sewed up on those.

I contacted another comapny offering Goldwing hoses about making a set of lines for the '83 and they were not interested at all.

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Austin is a big enough town to have a hydraulics shop. You should be able to find one that will fabricate a brake line for you. Even poor old Tacoma has several shops that do that.

Speaking of shops an industrial area about two miles from my house has a powder coating and a plating shop opening up. Hooray! I've always wanted a plating shop around the area, now hope they aren't too expensive and are willing to take on small jobs!
 

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I had stainless hoses manufactured for my wife's 82 cost $33 each at a local hydraulic hose shop in Tulsa. It is hard to believe the difference.
 

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If you have a NAPA parts store in the area check with them. They usually make hydraulic hoses. Good luck..........Jim
 

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I went to a local motorcycle shop and one of the mechanics there told me that a "fuel injector rated" hose, with the braiding inside the rubberwould do just fine. Now I will say that the hose I took off of my bike was a "rubber " hose with cloth braid on the outside. Do any of you gurus think there may be merit to this mechanic's claim?
 

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longrider wrote:
I went to a local motorcycle shop and one of the mechanics there told me that a "fuel injector rated" hose, with the braiding inside the rubberwould do just fine. Now I will say that the hose I took off of my bike was a "rubber " hose with cloth braid on the outside. Do any of you gurus think there may be merit to this mechanic's claim?
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I'd want a hose designed forbrake use, they come rated for high operating pressures and are compatible with brake fluids. Your mechanic could be right buy why not be sure?
 
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