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neilyp

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neilyp says:

What brake discs ??

I have a 2004 R1 as standard (ish)

Im thinking of replacing the discs, pads and hoses for something better.
Im not a hardcore track day nutter just a Sunday rider of sorts so i dont want to spend a fortune.  That being said i would like to notice a difference.
What should i look for ? Any particular brands to go for or any to avoid?
And whats the idea of the wavy disc?

Neil

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Brakes

Never tried wavy discs but i imagine they run/operate at a cooler temperature,in all the new/used bikes i`ve had i`ve never had a problem with poor brakes if serviced properly.

In an emergency i/we grab a handfull/footfull,the last time i did this was on my standard gsx1400,i was suited that the front did not lock up (the back did for a bit).

What i`m trying to say is you can have shit hot instant front brakes but are useless if they lock up,I would keep all standard but you could risk braided hoses.    

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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi neilyp

I had reason to change the discs on my bike which is supposed to have poor brake power, however I maintain my own bike and never had a problem with the brakes i.e. stopping distances were acceptable.

Anyway I opted to fit wavy discs due to costs of OEM equipment, I have used the same pads I always use,  they have improved the stopping distances, which I found out last Saturday.

Not too sure why they are better than the originals but believe it to be that they are better quality material. I'm sure there will be someone who knows the 'WHY' part.

 

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neilyp

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neilyp says:

brakes

Interesting, i will strip them down at the weekend and make a decision then.


Thanks folks

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Brakes

Are you replacing the discs because they're worn out, or for better performance?

When was the last time the brake fluid was changed?

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