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mossrider
1 hour ago, 1tondriver said:

Once again lots of good information here <img src=">

If upgrading is it necessary to upgrade the rear as well or do people run different pads and rotors up front only?

You can do whatever floats your boat. Some guys upgrade rear, some leave it alone. A lot of it depends on your personal preference or riding style.

In my case I added a braided line and left the stock pads. I really only use the rear when I run off a corner and I'm trying to save my bacon or to settle the rear entering certain corners. Some guys never touch the rear brake, some use it a bunch. The rear brake has a tendency to squat or settle the bike rather than rock the bike into it's nose which can be helpful. The rear brake is hard enough to modulate with your foot, leaned over, in traffic, at speed w/o being upgraded to Saturn V spec so I prefer the stockish rear configuration. Remember this is from a track only perspective.

On track most folks primarily upgrade the front. Only some do the rear and not usually to the same degree as the front. There simply isn't enough stopping power available in the back brake to warrant a huge investment. The front offers way more power and is easier to modulate. 

And keep in mind intended use. A street rider vs factory pro have different needs and their equipment may not be suitable for the others riding needs. Race pads are designed for repeated hard stopping from high speed, using race tires, to resist fade but need heat you can't keep in the pads on the street, can be hard on discs and too easily overpower available traction on public roadways. Street pads are designed to last a long time, work well with DOT tires in the cold and varying weather, offer controllable braking at reasonable speeds while not damaging the rotors. 

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klx678

Which then brings on the question, when and for whom is an upgrade not really an upgrade?   

 

Just throwin' a spanner in the works.

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1tondriver
1 hour ago, klx678 said:

Which then brings on the question, when and for whom is an upgrade not really an upgrade?   

 

Just throwin' a spanner in the works.

Very good question and similar to my original intent. I asked these questions ONLY because I had an opportunity to get some new aftermarket swag at a fraction of the cost new. But, this thread has been very informative from a lot of different perspectives and applications. This is why I turn here to learn and you all usually deliver so props to the community!

So I did end up getting the 3 EBC Vee discs for a ridiculously low price and will probably give them a go but am going to sleep on it for a while because I am in no rush. I can turn around and sell on fleabay and make a profit if I so desire but knowing me they will end up on the bike. 
Please nobody offer me any kind of “good deal” on anymore bike parts 😂. My willpower is low and don’t even want to come across something else I can’t refuse. 
 

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1tondriver
7 minutes ago, mossrider said:

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klx678
22 minutes ago, 1tondriver said:

Very good question and similar to my original intent. I asked these questions ONLY because I had an opportunity to get some new aftermarket swag at a fraction of the cost new. But, this thread has been very informative from a lot of different perspectives and applications. This is why I turn here to learn and you all usually deliver so props to the community!

So I did end up getting the 3 EBC Vee discs for a ridiculously low price and will probably give them a go but am going to sleep on it for a while because I am in no rush. I can turn around and sell on fleabay and make a profit if I so desire but knowing me they will end up on the bike. 
Please nobody offer me any kind of “good deal” on anymore bike parts 😂. My willpower is low and don’t even want to come across something else I can’t refuse. 
 

Welcome to the club...   I bought a new XSR and have probably blown near five hundred on "stuff".  Solo saddle, flat track seat/tail, turn signals.  I am fighting the urge for a header mostly because all are so loud and what I really would like is to build a double megaphone flat track style set.  My only concern - besides too loud - is if it cannot be compensated for by the engine management electronics.  I really wouldn't be doing it for performance, mostly for appearances and a shade better tone.    I've considered getting one of the cheap headers on Amazon, setting it up as a 2-1-2 with another collector put on backward.  Problem is getting some decent megaphone mufflers, like the old MCM mufflers.  Prefer chambered versus glass pack straight thru mufflers.  Maybe, maybe...  Just not too jazzed on doing anything to actually hurt performance.

I'm totally happy with the performance.  Maybe next year or so I may look at doing suspension... and maybe not.  I'm not riding that hard.

My comment wasn't meant to be any insult to anyone so I'm hoping no one is really bothered with it.   Just one of those where it is "do I really need this"?  If not, then it is "can I afford this for looks only"?   I figured yes to the solo seat and also the flat track saddle, which will be interchangeable in a minute.   The other thing is to try to get rid of the XSR lollipop tail light, looking at one of the low buck Lucas brow style with LED lighting, $25.  Got a used rear fender to hack on to see if the light fits.   All for the looks.

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1tondriver

You are preaching to the choir brother. I will quote @mossrider’s best response I have read here that literally still makes me laugh and cry at the same time:

“Oh no! There's no quitters in this thread @cornerslider & @1tondriver . This is no place for common sense and restraint. You fools need to be more like @norcal616 sweaty palmed and drooling, ready to mortgage his family's future...or @Evill_Ed trembling as he sticks his licked fingers into the captain crunch box to get the crumbs...Any pacts are to be made in back alleys with parts dealers, buy now, figure it out later, ha ha.”

😂🤣😂🤣

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The clown is our friend. "I want it", "its cool" or "its shiney" are congressionally approved, scientifically validated reasons to get anything bike related. 

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fzar
9 minutes ago, mossrider said:

The clown is our friend. "I want it", "its cool" or "its shiney" are congressionally approved, scientifically validated reasons to get anything bike related. 

These arrived today, business upfront, party out back. Or not. As I said in another thread I got the less than OEM prices and said why not @bellissimoto & @pgeldz. Ya see the clown @mossrider between the clown and BOB showing up un-invited at the most inappropriate times, Iv'e had to justify buying parts. Ahh Heck I'm okay with it. I have the Nix-22 cartridges coming in soon too. Can anyone else hear that?? There's the clown and bob walking around my garage adding to my list without me even knowing it. 

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1tondriver
3 minutes ago, fzar said:

These arrived today,

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Now we’re talking! Someone besides myself spending some money. I am putting the same ones on. Nice!

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Just now, 1tondriver said:

Now we’re talking! Someone besides myself spending some money. I am putting the same ones on. Nice!

Pssh, amatures.

I get the EPFA252HH version every season for double the price. I've been ogling the GPFA version too...

Remember, no matter how far down you go, they make an up-grade to get you further.

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10 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Pssh, amatures.

Remember, no matter how far down you go, they make an up-grade to get you further.

I guess your right...

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fzar
1 minute ago, mossrider said:

Pssh, amatures.

I'm worse than amatuer. I've done 1 YES 1 Trackday.

 

4 minutes ago, mossrider said:

I get the EPFA252HH version every season for double the price. I've been ogling the GPFA version too...

TUV approved? I think not, now, now, put them back. Ridiculous caper buying stuff not TUV approved. 👍

6 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Remember, no matter how far down you go, they make an up-grade to get you further.

You tell me this now!! Ahh..... off to the back alleys I go to get so called performance parts. Tapping into my kids college funds. That's not spoken about. Sweaty palms... Certainly. Captain Crunch, Nah.. way to expensive. I no longer live the high life of society with captain crunch and the likes. I'll take my punishment when it comes on the chin. Until then I'll carry on regardless.💰💰 out the door.

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I’ve just fitted brembo SC pads, I do half road, half track riding. These pads replaced their SA pads.

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bellissimoto
On 1/10/2020 at 4:58 PM, mossrider said:

Pssh, amatures.

I get the EPFA252HH version every season for double the price. I've been ogling the GPFA version too...

Remember, no matter how far down you go, they make an up-grade to get you further.

Nice!

I always use the EPFA version.  They have a linear feel which I like.  The GPFAX have a lot more initial bite, at least was the case on my R3 racebike.  It's possible the initial bite felt strong because of the R3's lightweight, but from what I gather, the GPFAX have more initial bite in general than the EPFA.

 

Oh and @fzar , you are definitely NOT the only one spending money on your bike.  My wallet is so drained from building mine it's not even funny.  It'll be a a wonder if I can actually afford to go race it when it's done, haha.

- Paul

 

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fzar
7 hours ago, bellissimoto said:

Oh and @fzar , you are definitely NOT the only one spending money on your bike.  My wallet is so drained from building mine it's not even funny.  It'll be a a wonder if I can actually afford to go race it when it's done, haha.

i don't feel like I'm spending that much, especially compared to others. I mean I'm a tiny fish (street rider) in a big pond of racers and hardcore builders. I get my deals whenever I can if its something I've been eyeing up and the price is good I'll take it. I couldn't imagine the cost of a racebike + a season. But hey were almost all in it for the same thing, (the love of the game) to what degree!!! depends on lots of different reasons. Good Luck with your build and upcoming season @pgeldz

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On 1/13/2020 at 7:45 PM, fzar said:

i don't feel like I'm spending that much, especially compared to others. I mean I'm a tiny fish (street rider) in a big pond of racers and hardcore builders. I get my deals whenever I can if its something I've been eyeing up and the price is good I'll take it. I couldn't imagine the cost of a racebike + a season. But hey were almost all in it for the same thing, (the love of the game) to what degree!!! depends on lots of different reasons. Good Luck with your build and upcoming season @pgeldz

Thanks @fzar !  Bodywork is finally all done, and off to my graphics guy for the livery.  Some minor bits left, and then It'll have it's first shakedown :)

 

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1tondriver
1 hour ago, pgeldz said:

Thanks @fzar !  Bodywork is finally all done, and off to my graphics guy for the livery.  Some minor bits left, and then It'll have it's first shakedown :)

 

Looking forward to seeing the finished product! Glad it all came together. 
I picked up the front rotors today but can’t do anything with them for a week or 2 when shoulder is operating again. Pic of one front.  They look nice though 👍🏽

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I wish I had a digital scale to weigh the OEM vs the EBC. The rear does feel a little lighter to me but would like to know for sure. Still waiting for Titanium fasteners to show up. Also waiting for Spring to show up 😂

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pgeldz
On 1/15/2020 at 10:20 AM, 1tondriver said:

Looking forward to seeing the finished product! Glad it all came together. 
I picked up the front rotors today but can’t do anything with them for a week or 2 when shoulder is operating again. Pic of one front.  They look nice though 👍🏽

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Love those rotors!

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DewMan
5 hours ago, 1tondriver said:

I wish I had a digital scale to weigh the OEM vs the EBC. The rear does feel a little lighter to me but would like to know for sure. Still waiting for Titanium fasteners to show up. Also waiting for Spring to show up 😂

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You can send them to me and I can weigh them for you on my digital scale. I'll even test fit them on my bike for you. 😎

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Just shut up and ride.

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Beemer
1 hour ago, DewMan said:

You can send them to me and I can weigh them for you on my digital scale. I'll even test fit them on my bike for you. 😎

Don't forget to test for longevity, which could take a few years. 😁

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