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Anyone using thier stock sv master cyl with a radial gsxr front end? Or is it even possible?
 

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I never did it, but it'll work. Not brilliantly though, it'd be a real shame to replace all those parts and keep one of the original limiting factors IMO.
 

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It should work fine.

The OEM SV brakes are such pieces of junk that testing of almost 80 motorcycles (with OEM stock tires) by professional riders only gave the SV the FOURTH SHORTEST BRAKING DISTANCE.

Testing done by Tony Foale, reported first in Motorcycle Consumer News. I have to agree. Of the dozens of motorcycles I've owned the SVs brakes are among the best.
http://books.google.com/books?id=84hF-qoR5I8C&pg=PT535&lpg=PT535&dq=motorcycle+stopping+distance&source=bl&ots=FYy4xGN6Nn&sig=JPv8rOyQsIk1QQ0UYIfAwOz2PGI&hl=en&ei=5m-4SYCdLYOftwefzdGpBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPT535,M1
 

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I did a 5/8 master on a radial 1000 front end, it was fine. Not as good as a Brembo, but fine.
 

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the only reason i want to keep it is because i have shorty levers and don't want to buy one for the gsxr cylinder to match.
 

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It should work fine.

The OEM SV brakes are such pieces of junk that testing of almost 80 motorcycles (with OEM stock tires) by professional riders only gave the SV the FOURTH SHORTEST BRAKING DISTANCE.

Testing done by Tony Foale, reported first in Motorcycle Consumer News. I have to agree. Of the dozens of motorcycles I've owned the SVs brakes are among the best.
http://books.google.com/books?id=84hF-qoR5I8C&pg=PT535&lpg=PT535&dq=motorcycle+stopping+distance&source=bl&ots=FYy4xGN6Nn&sig=JPv8rOyQsIk1QQ0UYIfAwOz2PGI&hl=en&ei=5m-4SYCdLYOftwefzdGpBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPT535,M1
Sure, the SV brakes work, but they feel like wood. I didn't upgrade my front brakes to shorten my braking distance, but to get better feel at the lever, which I definitely now have.
 
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