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Hi Guys, i sincerely apologise if this has been covered any where else on the site but i must ask....

For a while now ive been thinking how good Braided Hoses (the ones at the Engine, not Brakes) would look on my CB1R, & tonight while Surfing through the Site ive spotted them on the XESS Bike :love

Does anyone know where to Buy these, or would i need to have them 'made up'?
 

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Everything on the XESS bike is custom made, and most of it not available for purchase, but I vaguely remember someone talking about HEL borrowing their lines to make a kit up
 

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I love that bike. I would crawl over hot coals for it and sleep next to it under the stars every night :love

The HEL hoses were for the brakes not the engine, still not developed properly from what was posted.

PS- How do you get a coloured chain?
 

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OIC, I didn't realise you meant those lines, sorry :banghead I know you said it, I'm scan reading to the max at the moment cos I'm too ill to read things properly. Probably not a good thing when I'm reading instructions on medication eh? :lol

I think a few manufacturers do coloured chains now, don't they?
 

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Satchel Man said:
Hi Guys, i sincerely apologise if this has been covered any where else on the site but i must ask....

For a while now ive been thinking how good Braided Hoses (the ones at the Engine, not Brakes) would look on my CB1R, & tonight while Surfing through the Site ive spotted them on the XESS Bike :love

Does anyone know where to Buy these, or would i need to have them 'made up'?
I've looked for braided coolant hoses in the past, and, to my knowledge, nobody makes them. You can get braided oil lines that you see on many Bandit streetfighters, but not ones for water/coolant.

My guess is that they've used overbraiding, which is available from BSR/Aerotek (bsr-aerotek.com) and slides over the standard hoses. It's then held in place with anodised hose finishers which have a hidden jubilee clip inside to hold the original hose on. I've thought about using it myself, I'm sure it would look great, but I can't be arsed to undo all the hoses and drain the coolant system in this weather!

Hope that helps.
 

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bilemissile said:
Satchel Man said:
Hi Guys, i sincerely apologise if this has been covered any where else on the site but i must ask....

For a while now ive been thinking how good Braided Hoses (the ones at the Engine, not Brakes) would look on my CB1R, & tonight while Surfing through the Site ive spotted them on the XESS Bike :love

Does anyone know where to Buy these, or would i need to have them 'made up'?
I've looked for braided coolant hoses in the past, and, to my knowledge, nobody makes them. You can get braided oil lines that you see on many Bandit streetfighters, but not ones for water/coolant.

My guess is that they've used overbraiding, which is available from BSR/Aerotek (bsr-aerotek.com) and slides over the standard hoses. It's then held in place with anodised hose finishers which have a hidden jubilee clip inside to hold the original hose on. I've thought about using it myself, I'm sure it would look great, but I can't be arsed to undo all the hoses and drain the coolant system in this weather!

Hope that helps.
From memory the CB900 came with it fitted.
 

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My 600 Hornet only had a 'spring' over one of the pipes which I assumed was an attempt to make it harder to touch the pipe directly. The rest were just rubber
 

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Satchel, there's a company called HYDRASUN that make up any type of hose.
Give them the original hoses and they'll make up to you spec.
I'm also sure they've a depot in Glasgow.
 

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Fantastic Guys thankyou for all the Info, your a very helpful Bunch right enough :respekt

Yes i know this would be a pain in the ass job, but i just think it looks really smart & would be worth the effort once done :smoke

Will make some Calls & let u know how i get on.....................................................
 

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XESS indeed, too much bling! meh.

(I appreciate if I'm the only one that thinks so, but that bike is horrid! Perhaps it looks better in the flesh...)
 

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Actually, Red, I think it looks better in the photos. Seeing it at the NEC was a bit of a let-down, the quality of the finish wasn't as good as I expected. That being said, some of the ideas on the bike are really good and I think it's a challenge to the rest of us to turn the CB into something original!
 
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