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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Any useful riding tips for my new srad 600???

As in title have any of you guys or gals got any useful Riding tips for the srad 600? I'm new to the bigger sports bikes my last bike was a Aprilia rs125
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Re: Any useful riding tips for my new srad 600???

Take it for a ride along a route you know from the rs. It rides almost the same. Just a bit more weight. The brakes are no where near as good as the rs. This is where the extra 60kg shows. I rode my srad from Chelmsford to new London on the day I bought it and was surprised how similar the feedback is to the rs.
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Thanks! I've had a little play the day I got it but only short as no full liscence yet, test Wednesday! :-) the increase of power overtook my senses tho lol. That's a lot less heavier than I fought it wud be, tank on it is huge! I've heard the brakes aren't to great and was thinking what's the best way to upgrade them? I currently have standard set-up with braided hoses.


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Get a new master cylinder that apparently sorts most of the brakes out. I have rebuilt the callipers and it didn't seem to make much difference to lever feel although there was more initial bite. Trust me the weight makes its self known. Did you see Lorenzo's crash from the weekend. I had almost that just after I bought it. Just managed to stay on.
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Good luck for Wednesday mod1 or mod? Either way good luck.
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I'm doin both mods 1&2 can't wait! Thanks very much.


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Dint see you other post, ahh right do you mean as a direct replacement or a aftermarket master cylinder? What make do you suggest? Sorry for so many questions bit of a noob lol


Edit: sorry yea I did see Lorenzo crash that looked savage, I would of pebble dashed the seat lol


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I'm looking at brembo RCS radial master. Pricey but probably worth it
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Re: Any useful riding tips for my new srad 600???

I've got a r1 brembo master on the efi bike. On the other I just have the stock calipers and stock master cylinder, good enough for the track after I rebuilt them all and blead them properly.
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Re: Any useful riding tips for my new srad 600???

The brakes are more than adequate for street, except the stock rubber lines will be way past their useful service life. Rubber lines expand under pressure and it gets worse as they age. Swap them for some good steel lines. That plus fresh fluid and a good cleaning will do wonders. Check pad wear while you are at it.
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As for now I fink I'm goin to stick with what I've got. Rode the bike back from the garage today and brakes feel good under hard braking, front lever feels a little on the spongey side compared to my rs but the brakes on my rs were nuts. May give them a little service as suggested after I get legit.


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Re: Any useful riding tips for my new srad 600???

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I'm looking at brembo RCS radial master. Pricey but probably worth it
There's some guy selling them for just over 2 bills on't internet.....I'll post a link if interested!

It's where I got mine from!!!
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The brakes are more than adequate for street, except the stock rubber lines will be way past their useful service life. Rubber lines expand under pressure and it gets worse as they age. Swap them for some good steel lines. That plus fresh fluid and a good cleaning will do wonders. Check pad wear while you are at it.
For some, standard brakes are even adequate on track......There's a guy i know who has standard brakes on his track srad and can outbrake most people, with upraded ones.....yet he has Brembo everything on his k7 thou road bike....go figure
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Some people just like the feel I suppose

And post me the link I am interested
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Here ya go buddy;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BREMBO-RCS...item2c6714a0e8
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