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Offline Dick

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Improving brakes
« on: February 05, 2020, 01:29:37 PM »
what can you to make the brakes better.my wife has a street triple & they are a lot better,(I know the  it is 45k lighter,& has racial calibers.) softer pads.?have EBC @the moment .
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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 01:58:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dick [+]
what can you to make the brakes better.my wife has a street triple & they are a lot better,(I know the  it is 45k lighter,& has racial calibers.) softer pads.?have EBC @the moment .

Losing weight is worth a try. Anti-racial are worse.  :107:
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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 10:59:17 PM »
Dont go upsetting people about the ethnicity of your calipers.
Change your brake fluid, make sure all the pistons movd freely, check clean any sliding parts. Make sure the discs aren't worn or warped. Check all your brake lines for cracks or distortion.

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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 06:48:49 AM »
The calipers can't help what country or culture they were born in.


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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 07:36:15 AM »
You could put steel braided lines if yours doesn't have them, but the brake master cylinder change to radial will be your best bet, for better feel and effect, but this ain't a cheap mod like pads are !
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=8228.0
« Last Edit: February 06, 2020, 07:42:35 AM by Djairouks »

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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 09:23:26 AM »
All Tigers have steel braided out of the factory. Personally changing to better pads - I'm using DP 501 front & DP115 rear

http://www.dp-brakes.com/
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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 09:25:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
All Tigers have steel braided out of the factory. Personally changing to better pads - I'm using DP 501 front & DP115 rear

http://www.dp-brakes.com/

Weird I have seen some entry models like XR, with non brembo and plastic lines, maybe outside UK difference !

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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 10:47:25 AM »
I've changed the brake fluid. Have a testator read 1 percent,was 2.5 ,will change pads thanks for your help.
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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 12:32:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
All Tigers have steel braided out of the factory. Personally changing to better pads - I'm using DP 501 front & DP115 rear

http://www.dp-brakes.com/

First time ever I see this brand, usually it's EBC everywhere, any particular reason you use these ?

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Re: Improving brakes
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 01:24:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
First time ever I see this brand, usually it's EBC everywhere, any particular reason you use these ?

I prefer them over EBC HH. Totally subjective but I don't find them (DP) to be as "grabby" as EBC HH but they stop the bike just as quickly.
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