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Post front brake master cylinders
so I'm in need of a front master for the 12', so what everyone take on this subject, since I'm virtually clueless about this stuff :shrug:

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Post Re: front brake master cylinders
Hammer wrote:
so I'm in need of a front master for the 12', so what everyone take on this subject, since I'm virtually clueless about this stuff :shrug:


I see 3 basic options:
Stock R6 master - pretty damn good.
Braking Master - Justin Levy can get ya one for about two and a half bills - Johnny was running one on his Kawi, liked it.
Brembo RCS - Well, ya know. Bling,nice adjustments for the lever as well as the ratio. Pricey.

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Post Re: front brake master cylinders
so what's the difference between the RCS 19 and the RCS 15?

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Post Re: front brake master cylinders
Number of caliper pistons it supports.
RCS 19 = 8 pistons.
RCS 15 = 4 pistons.

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Post Re: front brake master cylinders
funfred wrote:
Number of caliper pistons it supports.
RCS 19 = 8 pistons.
RCS 15 = 4 pistons.


Basically, yeah. the number denotes the bore of the piston. If you ever see "Selling my Brembo 19x18" or "19x20", the first number is the piston bore, the second is the lever ratio. The RCS I snatched up from an estate sale is adjustable for the ratio.. it can be 18 or 20. 20 moves more fluid for every mm of lever movement which gives you a firmer lever. I figured I'd run mine on that setting, but have found that the 18 setting (more lever movement) is more comfortable for me when trying to feather the brake while leaned.

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Post Re: front brake master cylinders
I'm most likely go with the Brembo RCS19 adjustable , all though the GP MK2 looks interesting

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Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:36 pm
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Post Re: front brake master cylinders
Hammer wrote:
I'm most likely go with the Brembo RCS19 adjustable , all though the GP MK2 looks interesting


I like mine, though spare levers are $$$$. However, it survived a crash with just some scuffs. (The brake lever guard sacrificed itself for that, but I've yet to hurt the MotionPro throttle, so it's a good sacrificial piece!

I will say, skip the remote adjuster. The cable is a PITA, the knob always feels cheap, and IF one of your clip-ons rotates slightly rearwards and pulls that cable taut, you will find yourself with a rock hard brake lever and NO brakes! :o <---That was me going into T5 at NJMP...

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