Better rear brake caliper

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Better rear brake caliper

Post by Flatline » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:06 pm

It's well known that the Cbr 600 f4i has front calipers and master cylinder that makes for a better VTR

But what about the rear brake?

I use mine all the time and find it more like an on/off switch and it needs far too much force

It's been refurbished and new pads have made a difference, but not enough

Has anyone upgraded the rear caliper/master cylinder on a Vtr?

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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by MacV2 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:33 pm

Yes the Storm now known as CJ Storm previously owned by Jonesey has a rear calliper off an SV 650 I believe, no idea if the m/c has been changed tho.

I dont use the rear much but I did try it on the ride home & it was noticably better than the Storm one...

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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by Flatline » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks for that, Mac

Grumpyfrog bought it from him I think

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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by MacV2 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:34 am

Flatline wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Thanks for that, Mac

Grumpyfrog bought it from him I think
Did he ?

Strange as it's sitting in the MacCave...

CJ Storm not the Frog of Grumpiness that is... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by Flatline » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:24 am

My mistake then 8O

Maybe it was Jamoi's?

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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by KermitLeFrog » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:03 am

I find my rear brake to be quite good. Strong but with good feel. OEM caliper and MC but it has a braided steel line. Perhaps it's your pads? I'm using Brembo red sintered pads. 07HO36SP. They seem to work very well.
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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by MacV2 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:04 am

Flatline wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:24 am
My mistake then 8O

Maybe it was Jamoi's?
it was indeed...
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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by Flatline » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Mine are the same, Ian

Hmm, will have to investigate further

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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by Stephan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:36 am

I find oem caliper with ferodo organic pads ok. Strong enough for low speed handling when commuting, and weak enough not to lock rear wheel when riding harder, as my ability to control brake by shoe is nowhere near to front and two fingers.

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Re: Better rear brake caliper

Post by lloydie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:53 am

If you want more feel and a longer traveling peddle ,fit a slightly smaller master cylinder .

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