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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Front Master Cylinder Upgrades

I'm currently running the OE front master cylinder on my SP-2. I was wondering if there a benefit to "upgrading" to a Brembo forged or billet front master cylinder? I have an RCS 19 forged m/c and a billet 19x18 from other bikes that could find a home on the RC51, but if the results are not significant, I'll stay with the stock piece.

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Anyone? Nobody has upgraded their master cylinder?

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Im curious as well, the aftermarket cylinders aint cheap, so they better make a nice difference of some sort...
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up grading just your master cylinder isnt going to make a huge difference, you have to update your lines and end product ie slave cylinder or brake calipers to get the full effect.
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I have SS lines already, and was looking for a set of HRC pads, but those are no longer available. I didn't know if a master cylinder upgrade would help improve feel or the quality of brake modulation.

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change your calipers
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Ok...to other OE, radial-type calipers or a high end Brembo or Beringer?

I really wanted to see if I could improve the stock caliper set-up, as new radial calipers with adapters would push the price tag way into another territory. A Brembo RCS 19 master cylinder is under $300, and I have a used billet Brembo 19x18 that was meant for my friend's '08 ZX-10R track bike.

New calipers brings on an entirely new system.

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Is the 19x18 the correct size for the RC?

Also, does anyone have any leads on HRC pads?

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From what I understand, the HRC pads are discontinued.
You may be able to find some in a warehouse somewhere or where someone is willing to sale theirs.
Otherwise, there are excellent aftermarket pads available.
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Check on ebay, I seen a set on there not too long ago and I know Ben had a set on the rc51parts website. As far as changing calipers.. yes change to some brembo monoblocs
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