Braided stainless steel brake hoses improve those brakes quite a bit, as does rebuilding the calipers and greasing up the pistons real good (with silicon brake grease).
'77 Harley Ironhead 6,000 miles across Oz
Reryder (AKA Hopper)
1977 Harley Sportster
01 HONDA VFR800
Ancient Harley 45, Snortster (Sporty engine in a Norton), Norton Atlas, Honda 350/4, Ariel HS scrambler