Brake Upgrades

Randy Grein randygrein at
Fri Nov 2 12:01:08 PDT 2007

The GSXR brakes Zoran had on our 24 hour bike were way too much for  
me at the time, being used to squeezing the sh*t out of older gen  
brakes, where brake power was determined primarily by the size of  
your right forearm. Now that I'm used to well setup stock brakes  
(light 2 finger pull) I didn't have much trouble transitioning to a  
similar setup on my racebike. No trouble, as in trail braking in the  
worst rain I've ever seen.

All that aside, I think I know what Z is talking about - braking  
effect does seem to be a little notchy. Not as bad as a vintage front  
drum, but they still still lack a bit in modulation. A nice radial MC  
would probably take care of it; I'll have to get used to the race  
setup and see where, if anywhere it's still lacking.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Nov 2, 2007, at 11:32 AM, vik anderson wrote:

> Have you tried better brakes? Sometimes you don't know what you're
> missing until you something better.
> On 11/2/07, Jo Rhett <jorhett at> wrote:
>> On Oct 31, 2007, at 11:39 PM, zoran wrote:
>>> I believe he more unhappy with usual stock master switch on/off
>>> problem
>> Can I persuade you to describe?  I haven't felt this problem...  I am
>> perhaps working around it, so I'm wondering what you are describing
>> so I know what to look for.
>> Are just pads enough to solve this?  I only came to love the brakes
>> after going to Galfer...
>> --
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>> #553 WERA West / AFM
>> #5 SMRRC
> -- 
> Vik

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