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post #1 of 7 Old 08-10-2006, 01:21 PM
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Suggestions for Improved Braking Performance

Does anyone have any tried and true suggestions for improving the braking performance of the DL1000? Braking is the only "weakness" I've found with my '05 (it's not really bad per se, but could be better). I'd like to improveve both the "feel" of the slightly wooden front brakes as well as their power. Do braided stainless lines help? Are there better front calipers that others have found? Obviously I don't want to overpower the skinny front or anything though.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-10-2006, 01:57 PM
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Probably best to start off with better pads and braided lines. You might be satisfied without the expense of calipers.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-11-2006, 09:44 AM
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Ditto what Heavy Said

EBC HH Pads in Front

Braided Steel Lines on both the Front and Rear

Radial Master Cylinder from GSXR 600/750

Galifer Wave Rotors on Both Ends

High Dollar Brembo Rotors and Calipers

Boat Anchor on Tail Rack with short chain

Ride Em

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-11-2006, 12:30 PM
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I did the braided SS lines in front and rear and was disappointed. There was a noticable lack of improvement. Pads with the lines might be the ticket.

A new master cylinder is another cool idea, but what donor bikes and what years are another question. Black, any further info???

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-14-2006, 11:28 AM
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Should I go with a Danforth or a mushroom anchor?
post #6 of 7 Old 08-14-2006, 11:40 AM
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I would have to say go with the Mushroom. The Danforth tends to get caught in the spokes.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-14-2006, 01:20 PM
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I can't see the reason for adding braided lines to the rear, unless you're going for bling.

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