I still have the problem of guitar string front brake lines at full droop. The thing is, the brake lines only really need to be just over an inch longer to be healthy. The stock ones are like 18". Any combination or longer line I can come up with ends up a bit longer than ideal. I had to take a step back. After a bit of staring and saying "duuuuuh", I came up with an ideal solution.
This is the kind of thing I was avoiding to stay "bolt on" and simple, but this solution also allows me to keep using the stock front brake lines, so it fits with the basic theme overall.
Sometimes the right thing is a very small change that hardly seems worth it. The bracket for the brake line rides on the top of the frame at an angle back, quite a bit in board. If I peel these off and simply re-position them it will buy me a couple inches of room, just enougn to keep it healthy. With the engine out of the way it was a piece of cake to gring the welds off.
It started snowing wet, crummy snow so I decided to shelter in place and lay the hood back on while I peeled them off and cleaned the frame area I will be working on with a flappy wheel on the grinder.