I'm using a RC51 master cylinder (the SP2 model - which is lighter and has modified internals). At the time it was the closest stock convential master to a race master that you could get.What master cylinder are you using and was it worth it?
I'm using a RC-51 master cylinder (the SP2 model - which is lighter and has modified internals). At the time it was the closest stock convential master to a race master that you could get.
Yes it was worth it. I did a review on it here somewhere. I'll look for it.
Personally I think it's madness, because the price of the plates would pretty much cover a GSXR front end swap, if you go for the cheaper, less popular parts. The only time it really makes sense to upgrade the calipers is if you've already got a lot invested in the forks upgrade-wise, particularily because more brake on stock forks just means the forks get overwhelmed more.
I bet you one scottish pound you'd stop faster with GSXR forks (or upgraded SV forks) but SV calipers, than you would with stanrdard SV forks and GSXR calipers.
I have sonic spring .90 with emulators and 20 wt oil, I rode with that and stock calipers with SS lines and HH pads for 10,000. I got the adapters for Christmas, HH pads and same SS lines. I can tell you that there is a world of difference. I can use way less pressure on the brake lever to stop, there is less brake fade and more feel. And it still falls way under the price of the front end swap, even with less desirable gsxr parts
I've got a bunch of parts I picked up for cheap off a buddy that was cleaning out his garage. I have all three calipers off of an '04 GSXR (the gold ones) and a full front Brembo 6-piiston setup off an R1. So, here's a series of total noob questions for you guys. A: Do I just need the right brackets to use the GSXR calipers? Fox
this is perhaps one of the best upgrades for your bike. Ive used both brembo and magura and the feel and performance they provide over the stock stuff is awesome. If you pull your brake lever in now (assuming you've got a stock mc) the resistance will increase as you pull the handle in but the lever will feel squishy (tech term ). With an after market the resistance happens faster and if bled properly you wont have the squishy ness like on the stock stuff.What master cylinder are you using and was it worth it?
Perhaps I'm mistaken. I was under the assumption that mine were off of an '04 gsxr600. They are Tokico calipers though. Maybe I'll just sell the calipers. I could use the money for more pertinent things. Same goes for the R1 calipers, I guess.Hi, The GSXR 600/750 Tokico are the Calipers that work for the GSXR Brake Caliper Adapter Brackets,
Brackets are the 2001 - 2003 series from GSXR 600/750, not 1000, or any model year of SV1000,
Earlier, and later model years, because of the mounting systems, are not correct,
Sell the Calipers you have on ebay, buy a set of the Tokico for $50 $60 or so, and you are ready to go,
Email directly at [email protected] with questions on the upgrade, it is very simple to do,
Enjoy the ride, and best regards,