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post #1 of 19 Old 08-20-2008, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes (Again)? I'm dense...

After reading a couple old brake threads, I'm thouroughly confused ....

How 'bout this: Will a 1st Gen benefit from stock 2nd Gen radial MC??

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I got one off a zx636,it helped.I just replaced the front calipers with the CBR1000RR calipers big improvement.I'll be getting my Vesrah race pad's Friday,then I will have fantastic brakes.

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After reading a couple old brake threads, I'm thouroughly confused ....

How 'bout this: Will a 1st Gen benefit from stock 2nd Gen radial MC??

TIA
yes and yes.

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Will a 1st Gen benefit from stock 2nd Gen radial MC??
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Yes! Most people with Gen 1's swap out the the MC for the radial MC that comes on the Gen 2/3's/ZX-14's. This and the caliper mod are the tits!

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Damn! BD beat me to it!

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Well, you guys have confused me.

There's a whole heap of 2nd gen owners who have chucked the radial MC, along with calipers as well. I replaced my m/c on the 2nd gen with a 'Braking' radial m/c and there's been a noticable improvement. I wouldn't waste my time on the 2nd gen m/c, considering it also had a recall from Nissin (although you had to push it to get them to replace it). I.e. if you buy a 2nd hand one, it might be one of the shit ones, it might be one of the good ones, it's a lucky draw.

Yeah, the 2nd gen brakes are better out of the box, but not by much.

1st gen = super shit
2nd gen = reasonably shit.

Why upgrade from super shit to reasonably shit, when you can just go to reasonably good with an aftermarket m/c, then super good with different calipers.

Ok, so that's my than 2c, but hey ... opinions are like assholes, everyones got em.

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The calipers are the issue on the Gen 2's, NOT the master cylinder. On the Gen 1's, the linear master can be swapped for the radial master from the '06-'08 along with some new calipers for a complete transformation of the brakes. But it does not require spending several hundred $$$ on aftermarket equipment.

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I have a Gen 1 and I replaced the calipers (with CBR 1000 calipers) and put good pads in. Brakes are awesome now. Was looking at doing the radial MC originally and braided lines but did the calipers first. After doing the calipers, I'm not going to bother with the other mods...... unless it rains cash in my garage


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