Brake Upgrades

Randy Grein randygrein at
Fri Nov 2 20:04:53 PDT 2007

Oh, yeah - in Washington your top 3 season class scores are added for  
overall season points; the top 1-5 get to wear that number next year.  
Same thing, IIRC in Oregon. Pissed a few people off at the time doing  
it on one bike rather than 2 or 3, but I did get lucky. That year it  
rained a lot, and we had 3-4 races that were half-wet, half dry.  
Everyone else was on Dunlops or Michelins so once the drizzle started  
I'd just push until they fell back or fell down. Avons were much  
better intermediates, and few people were using rain tires then.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Nov 2, 2007, at 6:51 PM, Konneker, Tristan R wrote:

> there's a #4 plate???
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Grein [mailto:randygrein at]
> Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 9:18 PM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Brake Upgrades
> Maybe it's the difference in tracks or something, but I've done  
> fine in
> Washington with bone stock brakes - IIRC I was using the stock pads  
> when
> I took the #4 plate in 2000. Pacific and Spokane place a premium on
> trail braking, maybe that's the difference. I'm certainly not noted  
> for
> braking hard, just deep That may be why a set of pads generally  
> lasts me
> 2 seasons. Of course, I'm one of the few up here who uses his rear
> brake, which usually wears out faster than the front. Took a few  
> seasons
> to figure it out, but again it's very useful for trail braking and in
> the rain.
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

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