better brakes

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 25 13:36:08 PDT 2008


Yah and the GSXR guys shut down much closer to the start finish than 
the SV guys. They actually brake.



On Sep 25, 2008, at 1:20 PM, zoran wrote:

> it is about 15-20 miles per hour difference between two bikes.
> it is acceleration of gsxr that makes you think it is much faster than 
> that.
>
>
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jo Rhett" 
> <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com>
> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 1:17 PM
> Subject: Re: better brakes
>
>
>> Quite possible, I hardly checked it out to determine accuracy ;-)
>>
>> Trust me that it wasn't just 135 or something.  That's within 10 
>> miles per hour of what the SV does.  I was going faster by halfway 
>> down the straight than the SV does at the end of the straight.
>>
>> On Sep 25, 2008, at 12:41 PM, vik anderson wrote:
>>> Yes, I race a 2005 GSXR1000 and I have never seen anything close to  
>>> 170 at
>>> Thill. My laps times are usually 1:58's. Sometimes faster, sometimes 
>>> slower.
>>>
>>> Methinks the bike you were riding was re-geared and the speedo,  
>>> which is
>>> notoriously inaccurate anyway, was reading higher due to the re- 
>>> gearing.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Jo Rhett 
>>> <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
>>> >wrote:
>>>
>>>> Huh?  Just to be clear, my mid-corner speed between 14 and 15 was 
>>>> ~90mph
>>>> and I was well past 150mph before the start/finish line.
>>>>
>>>> Remember, GSXR1000.  Not an SV.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sep 25, 2008, at 12:31 PM, Ernest Montague wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> adjusted for bench racing
>>>>>
>>>>> Actual 135
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sep 25, 2008, at 12:25 PM, vik anderson wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> 170?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Jo Rhett 
>>>>>> <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A long time ago there was a conversation about having better  
>>>>>> brakes, and
>>>>>>> I
>>>>>>> was told that I didn't know good because I had never felt it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Well the '03 750 front end had better stopping power, but only
>>>>>>> incrementally so and certainly wasn't an eye opener.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Last week I rode a friend's 2006 GSXR1000 and *THAT* was some  
>>>>>>> better
>>>>>>> brakes.  I grabbed them lightly in the paddock and did a full on
>>>>>>> stoppie.  I
>>>>>>> was worried they might be too grabby on the track, but at speed  
>>>>>>> they
>>>>>>> were
>>>>>>> incremental and *sweet*.  170mph down Thunderhill's front  
>>>>>>> straight and I
>>>>>>> felt better entering turn 1 on the GSXR1000 than I ever did on 
>>>>>>> either
>>>>>>> sv650.
>>>>>>> My god those brakes were nice.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The pads were Vesrah SRJL, which I have already acquired.   Is  
>>>>>>> there
>>>>>>> anything else about the '06 brakes I might want to find?  Can I  
>>>>>>> just
>>>>>>> swap
>>>>>>> these onto my '03 front end?  Pretty please?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>>>>>>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Vik
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>>>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Vik
>>
>> -- 
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>
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