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Is a braided brake line worth it?

Recently did a brake fluid change as well as took the caliper off, thoroughly cleaned and lubed the sliders etc. Brakes felt better but they're not brilliant. (Never will be on these bikes)
The brake line is OEM rubber, now 14 years old (Unless changed before my ownership but no record of it). No signs of cracks or any weathering. Bike passed inspection recently with decent braking performance.

Would I notice a difference changing to braided, or would that money be better off spent on some EBC sintered pads or whatever the best pad material is, instead? I've read mixed opinions, with some arguing that braided lines only feel better because you're forced to change the fluid at the same time, which is the reason for the better performance. Others say dont bother unless the OEM line can be felt/seen bulging outwards when braking is applied.
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Yes. You may not see in damage on the rubber but it's surely is breaking down. Mine was OEM and I changed it 2 years ago. It was 12 years old. After taking it off, I flexed it in many spots and had 2 spots that were weak. Both spots split, so luckily I caught mine just in time.
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What are trying to say, brother???? Hmmmmmmmm?

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Yes, you will FEEL a difference. The braided line will not flex and swell like the rubber does now, which will result in better feel and more brake bite when you pull the lever. This is one of the few upgrades I wish EVERY rider would make.
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Yes.
I got mine from ebay.
My bike is a 2008 with 2 inch risers.


Search for "2FastMoto 43-3/4" Braided Stainless Steel Brake Line Stretched Swingarm Suzuki"

I have an '08 C50.
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Dang, Laura chimed in.

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Does 2FastMoto come with additional hardware (bolts, washers, etc.) same as Galfer, and does it make a difference? Is it worth the $25 price difference?

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