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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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750 k8 brake upgrade

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Track only, I want to upgrade my standard brake setup, already have braided hoses.

Should 1st step by master, calipers or discs?
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First step should be pads. If that's not enough, buy a master.
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Re: 750 k8 brake upgrade

Brake upgrades in the following order:

Pads
Lines
Master
Discs
Calipers

That is also the order from cheapest to most expensive. Funny thing, that.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Pads and hoses done already.

I've been offered some r6 calipers, would they need spacers?
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Re: 750 k8 brake upgrade

Keep it simple and start with a Brembo M/C. For street only bike - Brembo RCS 19. Track only bike - Brembo 19x18 forged M/C.
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Plan is for a new master but I've been offered a pair of r6 calipers with good pads for £120
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Re: 750 k8 brake upgrade

I had R6R calipers, then K9 1000 calipers and IMO K9 calipers were better.
If you end up buying R6R calipers then you should get for example Brembo RCS 17. R6R calipers have rather small pistons.

Not sure about spacers with 310mm discs. I only used them with 320mm discs.
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Re: 750 k8 brake upgrade

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Plan is for a new master but I've been offered a pair of r6 calipers with good pads for £120
What's the piston area vs. the gixxer? What are you trying to achieve?
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Better brakes for fast group track work on a reasonable budget. Apparently it's a known upgrade and reduces fade on track. I was intending master 1st but have now got these while I source a master.

750 k8 comes with 310mm discs as standard right?
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Re: 750 k8 brake upgrade

First step should be pads. If that's not enough, buy a master.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 01:31 AM
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Re: 750 k8 brake upgrade

and What are you trying to achieve?
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Re: 750 k8 brake upgrade

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Brake upgrades in the following order:

Pads
Lines
Master
Discs
Calipers

That is also the order from cheapest to most expensive. Funny thing, that.
R6 OEM calipers are not an upgrade in quality. One who needs a caliper upgrade would be a FAST, PRO-card holding racer and OEM calipers are not an upgrade.

Get a larger diameter MC and put that 120 toward that cost. Putting on R6 calipers would be like lighting it on fire.
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