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.
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.
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.
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.