Brake Upgrades

Randy Grein randygrein at
Fri Nov 2 15:00:48 PDT 2007

Why wouldn't they? Brake pads don't age the way that tires do, and  
the old problem of burning pads went away when we retired organics.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Nov 2, 2007, at 2:45 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:

> On Nov 2, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
>> 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.
> Perhaps I'm just used to pulling hard ;-)  At buttonwillow I was  
> outbraking pretty much everyone I went deep on the brakes with,  
> fishing my rear around in the air in every hard braking zone, and  
> never once had reason to doubt the brakes were going to stop me.    
> My problem was learning to just let the brakes off and roll a bit  
> faster through the corner.
> FYI: funny thing is those are Galfer pads I put on the bike mid- 
> last summer, and they still grip like you wouldn't believe.
> -- 
> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> #553 WERA West / AFM
> #5 SMRRC

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