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Old 03-02-08, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Braided hoses - Goodridge or Hel?

Going for a set of braided hoses, is there much difference between Goodridge and Hel? The main difference that I can see from a search is that the standard goodridge fittings are zinc plated steel, not stainless, is this much of an issue?

I'll probably go for a two hose race set up as it's cheaper, and I can get rid of the front splitter, making a megaweight saving
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Default Re: Braided hoses - Goodridge or Hel?

They are much the same really. As you said, just make sure you get the stainless banjo bolts and washers.
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Old 03-02-08, 04:46 PM   #3
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They are much the same really. As you said, just make sure you get the stainless banjo bolts and washers.
Is there an issue with the zinc plated type?
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Is there an issue with the zinc plated type?
Nothing apart from the zinc plating will last next to no time and then it'll start to rust.
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Old 03-02-08, 07:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Braided hoses - Goodridge or Hel?

I've had my Hel lines on for over 4 years now and the still look like new on an everyday used bike.
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Old 03-02-08, 07:28 PM   #6
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Get Hel, Goodridge use the Zinc as standard you pay extra for the stainless ones. Where as Hel use all Stainless fom the off.
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Default Re: Braided hoses - Goodridge or Hel?

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Nothing apart from the zinc plating will last next to no time and then it'll start to rust.
+1 agreed with you there...
I've got the Goodridge ones... but I think the rear line is a little too short.
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Old 03-02-08, 07:32 PM   #8
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Hell, it looks like I'll be going all 666 for some Hel lines then, and keep the SV for another year.
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Old 03-02-08, 07:41 PM   #9
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I dont like the HEL lines, their specs are always wrong, either way to long or only just enough.
They swage the collar to the fitting so they cannot be twisted if the ends aren't in line (see above quote) wheras Goodridge can be twisted a little if needed.
As always you get what you pay for which is why goodridge is dearer for stainless
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I dont like the HEL lines, their specs are always wrong, either way to long or only just enough.
They swage the collar to the fitting so they cannot be twisted if the ends aren't in line (see above quote) wheras Goodridge can be twisted a little if needed.
As always you get what you pay for which is why goodridge is dearer for stainless
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Whilst it's true that a braided line is a braided line, the Goodridge stuff just seems to fit better more often, guess which one I always buy?
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