I want to clarify my earlier statement about the inner tube swelling/softening over tine due to exposure to brake fluid. I didn't mean it to say that it insures a line failure, just that it is a characteristic of synthetic rubber inner tube material. The stock hoses may well live the life of the bike. But the degradation of the inner tube does lead to less responsive feel at the brake lever. In some cases the inner tube can come loose from the hose reinforcement and act like a check valve to hold minimal pressure in the line and cause a dragging brake.
New standard brake brake hoses will feel good too. But, teflon lined S/S braided hoses will not change in feel over time. Still a much better product overall.
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