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What kind of tubing is used for connecting the brake/clutch reservoirs to the Master cylinder?

Is it something special?

Where is it sourced?
 

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I have yet to get a definitive answer as to what this clear tubing is exactly. NALGENE perhaps. Any other common clear tubing will start to sweat hydraulic fluid after a couple of weeks. Anyone know?
 

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Damn Shazaam. I didn't know you also asked questions. I thought you were the know all to end all about bikes. LOL.
 

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Thanks Pinocchio, a previous poster said this:

Re: sweating tubing. I used some high end Tygon tubing that is intended for fuel systems. It was no good. Noropreen black hose has been fine to date. NC Rick

Perhaps it wasn't really Tygon ...
 

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Try it you'll like it!

Thanks Pinocchio, a previous poster said this:

Re: sweating tubing. I used some high end Tygon tubing that is intended for fuel systems. It was no good. Noropreen black hose has been fine to date. NC Rick

Perhaps it wasn't really Tygon ...
Don't take my word just because I use the tubing....do some research as I did to find what everyone was using. Can't fault a racer for finding a better price or source for a needed item to make the cost of racing a bit more fathomable. Like I said, I've been using Tygon for over four years now and have used spare hose on friends bikes when needed. No one has bitched at all about sweating. I give it away free to local Ducatist in my Ducati circle when they need some. It always makes a fellow Ducati rider smile. Hope this helps and you can add another tid bit to your information database Larry. I have also used it as small diameter fuel line with VP 110 and U4, U4.2 without issues. It stays soft and supple and clear.



http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=212533&highlight=clear+brake+hose

http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=103267&highlight=clear+brake+tubing

http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=136046&highlight=clear+brake+tubing

http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=137557&highlight=clear+brake+tubing

http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=111773&highlight=clear+brake+tubing
 

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been using it for a while here too

some of the other poly stuff will sweat, wipe it off it is water absorbtion

if you use a rear line use a pin hole in the plastic plug and it will stop the sweating too
 

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Rear brake reservoir tube -- how to?
I want to replace my rear brake m/c reservoir with a short length of clear plastic/rubber tube and cap the end... just like on MotoGP bikes. (My TLR is now my racebike.)

I know how to attach the tube to the m/c fitting... but what I need to know is the following:

1. What is a good length for the tube?

2. How do I cap the end of the tube?
Rubber plug?
Does it need a vent hole?
Details would be appreciated... or if a kit is available from someplace that would be okay too.
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Note that Tygon® F-4040-A Fuel and Lubricant Tubing is yellow, not clear. Tygon 2075 Ultra Chemical Resistant Tubing is clear.
 

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Polyurathane

I get mine at the local hadrware store, its yellow polyurathane tubing :) If they service lawn mowers or trimmers chances are the service area has a few spools of various diameters. I prefer polyurathane over neoprene because its more flexible and resists kinking in tight radius.
 
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