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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
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They feed the top end. Kinda important thingies.

So, I shouldn't have just removed mine and blocked them off..?


If you removed lines from the side and your bike still runs then you removed the AIS lines and not the oil lines. If you removed the oil lines the next few minutes after starting would have been very disappointing.
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
I think it wod look way better withoit those lines too but without doing major motor work its allways gunna have something there. If you paint it black it wont stick out as bad.
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
How about this? If you got a custom hard line mad up you could go up the frames down tubes along the backbone and down by the intake manifold. And just a quick peek around the corner to the banjos. Alot of work to still see the lines but it would be cut to a minimum hiding about 80% of the line on the motor.
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
nobody looks at that side anyway. that's why the kickstand is on the side so the ugliness is hidden when the bike is leaning over and parked. well done yamaha.
Personally I like the look. Yamaha was going to for retro look and that's what they did
I figured if I wanted it all hidden, I would have bought a Victory
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
Guess I'm odd man out here but I kinda like em...gives it a business look...
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
I figured by now someone would have made a set out of copper/brass to get the old school feel. Plenty of them around on old HD's.
They don't bother me mainly as they are well made and positioned. Pretty clear what they are and add to the elemental look of the engine.
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
I think it looks retro and Im all about that. My AIS is gone, and choke is relocated so thats all I have on that side. If it werent for the oil lines I wouldnt have anything going for it on that side. PB, if you have some things still on that side maybe relocate them and it wont look so bad. In a less cluttered kinda way.
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
I think it gives it an industrial look, as in ugly. And I like to look at both sides of my bike. If I just wanted to look at the right side, I would have stayed with H-D. I find it hard to believe no one has cleaned this up, especially some of the really tricked-out customs. Certainly they are not still running that ugly, coat hanger looking POS.

Think about this...coming straight off the heads with 90 degree fittings, maybe even anodized to color-match, pointed up into SS braided lines running through one of those little aluminum cable or plug wires looms, also anodized, then under the tank where it becomes 1 line again, over the front cylinder, back down inside the front frame rail down to the cases where it connects back into the cases with another 90 degree anodized fitting. That would look so much better than that wonky thing hangin' out there across the side of the cylinders like a redneck clothes line. C'mon, someone step up here.
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
I like the look of them. Makes me think of older motors in the same way the pushrod tubes do.
Personally, I think soft tubing might not be happy there. Copper and it's alloys work harden readily, and if the lines are allowed to vibrate, they generally break right behind the fitting. Seen it a few times. Now, the braided hose might not be a bad approach. Mine is not broke, and I don't spend much time just looking at it.
 
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Re:Tidy up oil lines 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
Mine is not broken either. That's not it. I notice, JD, you still run a fuel pump? When you remove that, those lines kind of become the focal point on that side of the motor. I don't think they were made to be seen unobscured by the fuel pump. Look at those same lines on a Roadliner. They are nicer where they are exposed. The Roadstar lines are uneven, without the fuel pump on to block them partially you can really tell that, they look almost home made to me. Besides, I like the look of braided ss lines and fittings on a motor...lends a certain hot rod / aircraft quality to them.
 
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