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i hear to upgrade brakes - can use yamaha R1 calipers ???

can aford the brembos , so need the next best thing , what the best way ???

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honestly the stock Nissin calipers on the RC are some of the best OEM calipers to come on a bike. Get some nice Vesrah or CL pads and new rotors and you'll be good to go.
If you are deadset on upgrading, save up and get some Brembo's, Disscaciatti, or ISR calipers.
There is also a cbr1000rr Tokico swap available. some guys say they are better. Others say its a downgrade. Ben at rc51parts.com sells the adapters.

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i have Vesrah pads and steal braided lines and i bleed the fluid keeping it clean , ok so ill be looking at new rotors , that should do it , thanks

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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some im looking at

EBC PRO-LITE CONTOUR BRAKE ROTORS - HONDA RC51 $138 each
  • BRAKING STX BRAKE ROTORS $125 each
  • YANA SHIKI LEFT & RIGHT FRONT ROTOR COMBO $370 both
  • i love this one had them on my 08 zx10r wow , just to much $$$ Galfer Superbike Wave Brake Rotor $400 each

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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Also look at braking, and brembo. Rotors aren't a place I would go cheap. But expensive (galfer) doesn't necessarily mean better.



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yep, b.miller is right. Buy some good rotors. I have galfer waves....and they suck, so expensive does not always mean better. Look into some Brembo's. i've seen a few people wth slightly used brembo rotors for sale.

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Since you already have braided lines and are running decent pads, I'd try Brake-Tech Axis ductile iron rotors, and a radial master cylinder for better feel.

The iron rotors have higher friction coefficient than stainless, although they will will develop surface rust in wet weather.

Be sure and match the pads to the iron rotors as some sintered pads are made for the harder stainless steel and will wear out iron rotors quickly.

Then if that's not enough, go with the radial caliper mounts for Brembo 100mm radial calipers.
http://www.yoyodyneti.com/ProductInf...ctid=70.2508RL

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I would also think about sticking on a nice Brembo master cylinder.
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yep, b.miller is right. Buy some good rotors. I have galfer waves....and they suck, so expensive does not always mean better. Look into some Brembo's. i've seen a few people wth slightly used brembo rotors for sale.
now galfer waves do suck --- but the super bike true full floating ones dont ,, i had them on my 08 zx10r and close to 20 track days held up in A group fine , ------ i have to have true full floating rotors !!! thats a must as for the brand we will see ,

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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Since you already have braided lines and are running decent pads, I'd try Brake-Tech Axis ductile iron rotors, and a radial master cylinder for better feel.

The iron rotors have higher friction coefficient than stainless, although they will will develop surface rust in wet weather.

Be sure and match the pads to the iron rotors as some sintered pads are made for the harder stainless steel and will wear out iron rotors quickly.

Then if that's not enough, go with the radial caliper mounts for Brembo 100mm radial calipers.
http://www.yoyodyneti.com/ProductInf...ctid=70.2508RL
spot on with this one --- i have been looking at this one every day this is in my top 3

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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