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Where to buy brake line separators? - March 8, 2010, 05:05 PM

Does anyone know where I could buy one of these (see attached) to tidy up my SS front brake lines?
(I haven't installed my SS brake lines yet, but I'd like to get ready).

I was hoping to find a brick and mortar place and not pay so much for shipping. For such a small item, the shipping price is close to the actual product price. Kinda annoying.
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use 2 thicker plastic zip ties. 1 to hold them next to each other, the other one to wrap in between the lines and put a little bit of pressure to keep the ties in place(kind of like a cross pattern). Clip the ends off with a set of flat edge plastic cutters, or you will slice your hands to shit every time you reach up under the front cowling without looking to put up a front stand, etc.


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use 2 thicker plastic zip ties. 1 to hold them next to each other, the other one to wrap in between the lines and put a little bit of pressure to keep the ties in place(kind of like a cross pattern). Clip the ends off with a set of flat edge plastic cutters, or you will slice your hands to shit every time you reach up under the front cowling without looking to put up a front stand, etc.
I don't really understand what you mean by "cross pattern."
Would you mind supplying a photo?
Also, by "thicker" do you mean something like this?


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I don't really understand what you mean by "cross pattern."
Would you mind supplying a photo?
Also, by "thicker" do you mean something like this?


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1. Hold the lines next to each other where you want them to be "seperated", with the width of the zip tie in between them.
2. Apply first zip tie around the pair, not tightening it all the way down.
3. Using your thumb to keep the lines apart, take the second zip tie and use it to tighten the first zip tie, only going around the zip tie, not the lines. Tighten this line enough to actually see the lines being held apart, and tight enough for the ties not to slip down the line.
4. Snug down the ties, not making them uber tight.
5. Clip off excess tie with afforementioned style of cutters. Trust me on this one.
6. Step back and admire your handiwork.

As far as width and color, that is all up to you. We use black, about 2mm wide. Same type of head as in the pic you posted.


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oh i totally get it now lol.
pretty good idea. seems kinda simple and obvious now, like many good ideas.

here's another question: have you ever had to replace these zip ties?
do they become brittle due to salt, rain, UV, etc? that's one of the reasons why i wanted a metal brake line separator, but it may not be much of an issue.

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All done. Hooray for zip ties!
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here's another question: have you ever had to replace these zip ties?
do they become brittle due to salt, rain, UV, etc? that's one of the reasons why i wanted a metal brake line separator, but it may not be much of an issue.

thanks again!
yes, they will get brittle over a period of time, but replacement is pretty easy and now you know how to do it. We replace them at the end of the year, or when we swap out the SBK set up for the SS one. It only takes a few minutes.


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http://www.summitracing.com/

Spark plug separators.

What Hollywood said works just as well.
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