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shortening front brake cable 84 xr 250

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My brake cable is too long.  Is it possible to shorten the cable or can I buy a shorter universal cable that will bolt on to the res and the caliper?

 

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By "cable" you mean hose. Galfer makes aftermarket hoses. Whats been messed with in the suspension that makes it too long?

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The front brake hose on my 1984 XR250 is longer then it has to be, but it doesn’t hurt a thing. Just looks kind of funny sticking up above the number plate. Ride, it will be fine.

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It works fine but just looks out of place and I am concerned it will hook up on something when riding.   My preference would be to shorten the existing one however I believe I would require specialised tools has anyone shortened a line themselves?  I have spent minimal money restoring this bike so far by fixing/reconditioning existing parts and I am going for original look so do not want a braided line.  The 250 line is approx 1400mm I think it may have been replaced as my 89 xr 600 line is approx 1300mm long.  1200-1250mm replacement would be about right. 

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