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wfoduck Feb 4th 2016 06:19 AM

Brake upgrade.
 
What's a good brake upgrade? Caliper and rotors? Is it worth the cash?

Styler Feb 4th 2016 06:22 AM

Depends on how much you have to pay for them and if your are riding on the track. Good deals on rotors and OEM brakes from the S/R and SL are on the forum all the time.
That said, I have never ridden a standard model, so I have no comparison and don't know shit.

jarelj Feb 4th 2016 06:52 AM

I would do brake upgrades in this order, based upon how big of change each can produce in my experience:

1) Pads
2) Master cylinder
3) Calipers
4) Rotors

Also, if it's a track-only/race bike, bypassing the ABS with a new set of brake lines and plugging the ABS pump can give you increased precision/feel.

Styler Feb 4th 2016 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jarelj (Post 238744)
I would do brake upgrades in this order, based upon how big of change each can produce in my experience:

1) Pads
2) Master cylinder
3) Calipers
4) Rotors

Also, if it's a track-only/race bike, bypassing the ABS with a new set of brake lines and plugging the ABS pump can give you increased precision/feel.

Good advice. I upgraded the pads on my Speed Triple, and that made a world of difference.
News to me about the ABS work-around and its benefits; thank you Jarel.

reganc Feb 4th 2016 10:47 AM

the M50 calipers are really fantastic,

Look to change the pads, if you want a bit more feel get the RCS master cylinder.

I would leave the rotors till they are used and then upgrade to the Brembo WSBK.

b9009b Feb 4th 2016 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reganc (Post 238775)
the M50 calipers are really fantastic,

Look to change the pads, if you want a bit more feel get the RCS master cylinder.

I would leave the rotors till they are used and then upgrade to the Brembo WSBK.


Not to argue with Jarel's 100% sound advise but I would do this ^^^^^^^ I run alot of track/race this year and enough street and I switched to the Brembo Z04's and it made a huge difference, next up with the RC MC's.. Once I wear out the rotors I'll get the HPK Rotors..

wfoduck Feb 4th 2016 11:33 AM

I ride track at a good expert pace. Thanks for the advice guys. I've done pads so far.

wfoduck Feb 4th 2016 12:09 PM

I would never get abs on a bike! I hate in my vehicles. I have raced motocross at an amateur national leve,l won a Moto at Loretta Lynn's for those familiar along with other am national wins. . I got really fast very quickly on the track. I'm hooked now.

b9009b Feb 4th 2016 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wfoduck (Post 238783)
I ride track at a good expert pace. Thanks for the advice guys. I've done pads so far.

Basically right there with you. I am switching the RCS MC's next as soon as funding allows..

wfoduck Feb 5th 2016 02:52 AM

Will the gp master work with the oem calipers? What would be the best ratio? 19 by 18 or 19 by 16? Is the rcs for the street? My bike will never see a public road.


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