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Old Feb 4th 2016, 07:19 AM   #1
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Brake upgrade.

What's a good brake upgrade? Caliper and rotors? Is it worth the cash?
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Old Feb 4th 2016, 07:22 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by jarelj View Post
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.
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Old Feb 4th 2016, 11:47 AM   #5
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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.
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Old Feb 4th 2016, 11:56 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by reganc View Post
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..

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Old Feb 4th 2016, 12:33 PM   #7
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I ride track at a good expert pace. Thanks for the advice guys. I've done pads so far.
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Old Feb 4th 2016, 01:09 PM   #8
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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.
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Originally Posted by wfoduck View Post
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..
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Old Feb 5th 2016, 03:52 AM   #10
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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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