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    Alternative master cylinder option - question

    Hello

    I have new pads and a braided line on the stock front brake set up

    Does anyone have a link for details on a master cylinder upgrade?

    Thanks

    H2

    #2
    An upgrade would be a radial MC. If looking to keep the same ratio (feel), a 15mm Brembo RCS would likely be the best bet. Be prepared, a bunch of us can geek out on lever/hydraulic ratios.
    https://www.kurveygirl.com/products/...er-110-a263-20
    Last edited by Talon; 05-23-2022, 03:14 PM.
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      #3
      JD also sells some options for upgraded MC's.


      Lots of opinions on size, like talon said. Bigger piston the firmer the lever, smaller piston more give, but also "more feel" to a point. Too big a brake too small a piston no power, top big a piston to small a brake feels like you are tugging on a block of wood when stopping...
      Last edited by 6; 05-24-2022, 09:33 AM.
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        #4
        hmmm

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          #5
          Originally Posted by How2 View Post
          hmmm
          What is your end goal of the master cylinder upgrade? Or the brake upgrade in general?

          If you can give us an idea what you are looking for we can give you ideas on how to achieve it.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Another thing to consider is in this context, bigger is not always better, especially if just going to an axial MC with a larger piston. For example, I went from the stock 12.7mm MC to a 14mm MC with no other changes and managed to make the brakes feel worse. Food for thought.
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              #7
              hi

              This project is not going to be complicated.

              I have the master cylinder out and wondering if there is a simple bolt on upgrade and marginal $$$ is going to be spent, most likely an ebay upgrade if its simple

              Except for the braided line, This is a stock system

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                #8
                What are you really trying to upgrade?

                Don't like the "coffin" style? Would you rather have the "pee cup" style reservoir?

                Don't need the mirror mount?

                Want eye-candy?

                Would you like something that looks more modern?

                Do you need more clearance to be able to clock the lever to a better position that doesn't hit the handlebar?

                Do you have clearance issues with a flyscreen/windshield?

                What is your actual goal/objective?

                The stock reservoir (if working properly) is great. A cheap ebay piece of bling might just be a downgrade.

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                  #9
                  Hello

                  Actually there is no issue on any front. Just wondering if there was something more modern that has an advantage.

                  If the stock unit is fine, I will just clean it and reinstall..

                  BTW I use the mirror mount for a GPS - the mount is very useful

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by How2 View Post
                    Hello

                    Actually there is no issue on any front. Just wondering if there was something more modern that has an advantage.

                    If the stock unit is fine, I will just clean it and reinstall..

                    BTW I use the mirror mount for a GPS - the mount is very useful
                    The stock master cylinder with a braided line, good set of pads and properly bled is a pretty capable system on its own.

                    Upgrading any one part will not be a huge improvement. If you want the next upgrade in that upgrade path get an ebc floating rotor, then find a lenec/Gary 6 pot adapter and do the 6 pot and the master at the same time.

                    or if you go to a different combo. But the stock master and the stock caliper work well as a team. I'd recommend do both or just let it be.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Hello

                      thanks for the straight forward notes- appreciate it

                      H2

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