Beryl is now more than 10 years old and has the odd 182,000kms....plus 11kms on the clock.
Have been noticing that the front brake is getting a bit on the spongy side the last couple of months. Have bled from master cylinder to calipers a couple of times, but still the same feeling. Braking good to a point then you feel the lever slip a little bit as though the fluid is seeping past a seal or something. reminds me greatly of my XS1100E I rode for 21 years before Beryl took over the mantle.
Had a ganders at what some of the USA guys have done, plus ST from up in Rocky, who had the misfortune of having a pin hole in one of the brake lines. sourced OEM Oz and they gave him a price of $A210 or something for the one line, but none in the country. Shane sourced OEM somewhere in USA and getting the part, plus freight. for about 60-70% cost Oz part.
I saw the www.Spieglerusa.com
recommendation from the USA guys, so have been talking to them. Spiegler only ship to USA and Canada...doh! however gave me a contact with "Wild Hair Accessories".
Soooo now I am chatting with Irfan from Wild Hair. Below is some of the email traffic between us:
No problem, we ship to Australia.
The price for the 6 line kit is US$259.00 with black fittings/black lines.
Shipping to Australia is US$30.00
Your total would be US$289.00.
Shipping tme is around 2 weeks depending on Australian customs.
To order, please call 623-581-1994, fax 623-581-1994 or e mail us the following information.
Accessories you would like to order, for what bike, what year, your name and shipping address, phone number in case we have to call you.
We don't charge your card before the accessories arrive
We accept Visa/Master card and Paypal.
Most international customers send us two mails.
The first mail with name, address, accessories, what bike and the first part of the Credit Card number.
The second mail with the second part of the Credit card number, the expiration date and the three digit code from the back.
When we have all information, we will send you an invoice via e-mail and order the accessories.
Thank you for your interest.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Your Wild Hair Team
Phone & Fax 623-581-1994
Mon-Thu 9:30-5:30 PST
Spiegler do the brake lines in various colours, also the fittings. Beryl is pretty conservative so opted for Black on Black.
Sooooo have ordered the 6 line kit...Oz to USA exchange rate pretty good the mo.
Will let you know how it goes, as I am sure there are others who may want to look at taking the same path here (like with battery replacements...CWS!!! hahahha).