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Old Nov 13th 2018, 10:23 AM   #11
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Price, as i remember the Brembos were extremely expensive
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Old Nov 15th 2018, 01:35 PM   #12
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Any particular reason you used this setup as opposed to the brembo??

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This is not something I've thought about or messed with, I never use the rear brake unless I've ran off the track into the grass.
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Old Nov 15th 2018, 02:22 PM   #13
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Great technique exiting corners , gentle application just as you start getting on the gas , seems to hold the rear tight , mostly slow to med speed cornering.
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Old Nov 16th 2018, 11:53 AM   #14
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Among road racers who have experimented with them thumb brakes are like Marmite. Some physically need one, some can adapt to using the thumb but lots just can't live with them.

It is believed that they were first thought up for Mick Doohan after an injury prevented him using the foot pedal, they may have been used before this but this was certainly the first time in top flight racing.

They 'might' actually become standard in MotoGP, some form of rear brake control is definately needed & a thumb brake means the rider doesn't have to have his right foot on the pedal in the corners. Some riders are finding a competetive advantage in how they're able to hang off the bike !

The Brembo is certainly the best. A few others work well but there are many out there that are practically useless or downright dangerous, especially some of the ones that utilise a Brembo rear MC on a custom bracket.

With regards to ratio's you're looking in the range of 11mm - 13mm for the MC, just like a rear MC. How to get the sensation of 'feel' at the lever is the key.

If you want to retain the rear foot brake then you need to replace the rear MC. The matching Brembo item is 500+ but Discacciati do a good one for 150ish.

If you want to have a try then there are a few other cheaper options that work, Berringer, Discacciati & IMA spring to mind.

Good luck.

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