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Hey guys I'm 6'3 255lb rider ,.and it's time to change these brake pads, what do u guys rec. I can send piks of the condition of the brakes/rotors are kinda weak IMO ,. Whether its traffic or not ,. What's a good setup , 85%highway15%street


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The brakes on the RC have been claimed to be one of the best stock setups ever put on a bike. I tend to believe LDH.

But I can't leave well enough alone so I run a totally aftermarket setup. Beringer calipers, Braketech rotors and Brembo master but not cheap.

Stick with all the stock components and if you can afford it upgrade the brake master to an aftermarket Brembo. I love the feel and feedback it provides.

As for pads Carbon Lorraine or Vesrah RJL's but I'm not quite sure someone else will chime in...




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Carbonne Lorraine XBK5 pads.
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Carbonne Lorraine XBK5 pads.
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Again, this is like an oil thread....

I do like the Vesrah myself


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Again, this is like an oil thread....

I do like the Vesrah myself


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What oil do you recommend?



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Hey guys I'm 6'3 255lb rider ,.and it's time to change these brake pads, what do u guys rec. I can send piks of the condition of the brakes/rotors are kinda weak IMO ,. Whether its traffic or not ,. What's a good setup , 85%highway15%street


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Forgot the MOST important part...flush the system and use a good quality brake fluid. That alone with a pad change/upgrade you will see/feel a noticeable difference.



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Recently put on the XBK5 pads and used that funny blue fluid. Feels great all over.
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Thanks to all u guys for the help , since all my setup is still oem , ill get the stock pads f&b and do the brake fluid flush , dot4 right .?


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