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 Post subject: Brake upgrades.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:45 am 
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I recently replaced my worn front brake pads with semi sintered (orange color) EBC pads and it made the brakes feel soft/mushy. Were the oem pads fully sintered?

Has anyone upgraded to a larger rotor (320mm vs 298mm) or 4 piston caliper (brembo or "blue dot" Yamaha)?

I know there are threads on the other forum about this but I want to know about the 2010+ (EFI) bikes specifically. I think we have a different front hub and wheel than the non EFI models.

Webike sells a 320mm brembo brake kit for ~530 USD. I wonder if I can put together my own parts for a bit cheaper?

Motolanna has an adapter and spacer for the newer bikes but they are for the use of oem size rotor (298mm) with brembo caliper.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrades.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:43 pm 
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I have a couple of SR500's...my current street SR has a blue dot conversion that utilizes the stock rotor...plenty of braking power; enough to throw you over the bars if you want. This Bolt on conversion from N-R performance works nicely. http://www.n-rperformance.com/chassis.html

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My project bike has 17" custom wheels and will use the same blue dot caliper, 320 rotor, but relies on a decent amount of fabrication to make this work. It all depends on how your fabrication talent is or how deep your pockets are.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrades.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:20 pm 
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Hey Warlo, will those orange EBC pads fir my old '81 SR? Mine is a bit 'hard' on the feel (I think it is the replaced master cyl. with a 5/8" bore) and I could stand to 'soften' it up a tad.
If so, and you dont want to be stuck with them on the shelf, PM me and maybe we can come to terms.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrades.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:44 pm 
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Hey Warlo, will those orange EBC pads fir my old '81 SR? Mine is a bit 'hard' on the feel (I think it is the replaced master cyl. with a 5/8" bore) and I could stand to 'soften' it up a tad.
If so, and you dont want to be stuck with them on the shelf, PM me and maybe we can come to terms.



I believe your 81 comes with a single piston sliding caliper? Mine is dual piston sliding and I don't think it will fit. If you can use them and I upgrade my setup, you're more than welcome to them. I only have around 1000 miles on them at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrades.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:13 pm 
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They are two different brake set-ups.

As a matter of fact, the ear spacing on the sliders are different, as well. So just a heads up for anyone wanting old SR wheels, nothing about an old mag wheel swap is straight forward.

I found all this out when I bolted old SR500 mag wheels onto my 2015 SR400.

Stuff looks the same, but really isn't

So all that great information in the carbed sections doesn't necessarily transfer over to the F.I. bikes, and that's a bummer.

Wario, that's a good question about pad material. As good as the new set-up stops, it's taken it's toll on the rotor and pads. So enquiring minds want to know...

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrades.
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That will count me out, then, but thanx for the offer, appreciate it.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrades.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:23 pm 
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My front brake works great.
I have some new stock pads on hand, they are sintered.
My original pads are not even half worn at 9000 miles...


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 Post subject: Re: Brake upgrades.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:37 am 
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Maybe you don't ride nearly as hard as you think you do...

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