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syncro2011-03-28 18:26:35 +0000 #1
are there any master cylinders available where you can adjust the amount of modulation available for the front brake, ie something to adjust the throw? or can you get master cylinders that have a relatively short throw? i'm not talking about adjusting the distance from the lever to the bar but how far the lever moves to fully engage the brakes.

bike is an RC51

thanks
Coastmaster2011-03-28 18:29:48 +0000 #2
Yes. Both Brembo and Accossato (PRS System) can help you out.

www.accossatousa.com
syncro2011-03-28 19:09:47 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Coastmaster

Yes. Both Brembo and Accossato (PRS System) can help you out.

www.accossatousa.com

thanks. i kind of figured there would be, but now i'd like to know what am i looking for? for example if i want to cut stock throw in half what would i need in a replacement?

i don't know what the numbers mean/signify, eg 19x18
Coastmaster2011-03-28 19:31:40 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by syncro

thanks. i kind of figured there would be, but now i'd like to know what am i looking for? for example if i want to cut stock throw in half what would i need in a replacement?

i don't know what the numbers mean/signify, eg 19x18

Bore size and pivot point. The larger the bore, the less throw and less feel. Its a compromise. I've replaced the stock RC51 master cylinder with a radial unit from a CBR1000 and had good results. Cheap, too.

You've already got steel braided lines?
syncro2011-03-28 20:17:39 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Coastmaster

Bore size and pivot point. The larger the bore, the less throw and less feel. Its a compromise. I've replaced the stock RC51 master cylinder with a radial unit from a CBR1000 and had good results. Cheap, too.

You've already got steel braided lines?

kevlar, but i have some steel goodrige ones that i'll put on if i do the swap.

nice to know about the cbr option. i'm not worried about the feel as it's something you can adapt to.
bottomfeeder2011-03-28 20:54:02 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by syncro

kevlar, but i have some steel goodrige ones that i'll put on if i do the swap.

nice to know about the cbr option. i'm not worried about the feel as it's something you can adapt to.

I've talked to Jason at bayside a few times about radial masters and he says that the best bang for the buck is the radial master cylinder from any year CBR1000RR (every 1000rr came stock with a radial master) or an 08+ ZX10R.



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