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post #1 of 4 Old 07-22-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Going to SVRacing's front brake kit-mirror

If anyone reading has switched to a master cylinder w/o a mirror mount, what did you use for mirror mount?
I really don't like the woody/lack of power feel of these OE brakes. Normal braking is fine, but if you know how to use your brakes & need a "panic stop", not so much.
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If anyone reading has switched to a master cylinder w/o a mirror mount, what did you use for mirror mount?
I really don't like the woody/lack of power feel of these OE brakes. Normal braking is fine, but if you know how to use your brakes & need a "panic stop", not so much.
I'd like to separate these controls but haven't come up with an acceptable mod that works since there is limited room for mounting.

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I don't have the brake kit, but I did replace my stock mirrors with bar end mirrors that cost me something like $10 on Ebay. They work with bar ends and Suzuki handguards.


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I wound up using a Honda mst. cyl clamp on the O.E. mirror. (CBR 1000 '05). It has to be installed with the "UP" arrow down because of the offset design of the clamp, & either heli-coil the clamp or use a bolt & nut.
Another problem is with trying to find handle bars that have a narrow bend that make the raised portion. (Don't know quite how to describe it.) I need more room for switches, etc where the grip area is. All the aftermarket bars I've seen take a wide stance in the raised portion, leaving little room for switches.

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