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Offline wesoly75

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Gold break callipers
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:33:21 PM »
Hello
Have anyone of you fitted gold break callipers from s1000rr/r or R1200RS on S1000xr? Is it possible?
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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 10:28:48 PM »
I guess you can paint it any color you want. There are specific to caliper paints available.
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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 11:00:18 PM »
I'm led to believe its the same forks and calliper mountings on the R/RR/XR so in theory it should be possible :028:
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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 12:15:14 AM »
I agree with Gairo, it should be possible. Are you after looks or better performance/feel??? ( I think the weak point in the XR brakes is the front master cylinder)

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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 08:34:36 AM »
 Did'nt know that the XR  brakes, were weak.  :110:
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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 09:02:00 AM »
I think they are, or rather I think they are inconsistent.

They seem to be fine if you are using them a lot ie hairpin blast hairpin. However if you are on a long straight then go for a big haul down from higher speed sometimes it feels like there is more travel in the lever.

I spoke to some friends who race S1000rr's and they said its the same on the rr if you keep the ABS unit. Even changing the master cylinder does not cure it.

As mine is a road bike I don't really want to remove the ABS, but I don't think the brakes are the best feature of the XR.


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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 10:11:01 AM »
Main reason I asked is that one of the callipers on the bike was seized and I thought maybe I could get the gold ones as they look sweet. I think they have different part number than R and RR.

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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 11:23:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
Did'nt know that the XR  brakes, were weak.  :110:

"Break" calipers...??? Are they broken..?? :027: :016:

Me either....plenty of 235kmh+ pulls down to ~65kmh for turn two at Eastern Creek and Philip Island race circuits....not an issue with my brakes...in fact, they're close to the top ones that I've had on any bike.

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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 11:35:33 AM »
Smithy, do you never get the initial feeling that they are not working followed by it being OK?

I know I am not the only one who has felt this. As I said its not the power its the inconsistent feeling.

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Re: Gold break callipers
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 02:35:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
Smithy, do you never get the initial feeling that they are not working followed by it being OK?

I know I am not the only one who has felt this. As I said its not the power its the inconsistent feeling.

I agree completely, I am in the process of putting on a RR master cylinder to see how that 'feels'. I have no problem with the stopping power, just how it feels at the lever.