Some folks left, maybe deleted photo accounts, could you be more specific?
Correct springs and new valves are the cheapest and easiest way to sort the front end. Most of the swaps are more for flash then function. :thumbup
The subject is covered quite nicely in the PB make-over article from last month. I didn't have a problem with the 6-pots when they were clean and working well.Not sure if there are factual "huge" improvments between radial and conventional calipers. I would tend to argue IMWO: there might be "huge" improvements in the feel of the new setup. If one were to see actual performance differences, I sure hope that person experienced them on the track, and not on the streets.
But if you were to compare 6-pots and 4-pots, there are debates. and I think it all depends on what you really want to do: 6-pots are substantially heavier than 4's. And those calipers are un-sprung mass. A racer will want to minimize that as much as possible. 6-pot will have more surface contact against the rotors, and pads are bigger and might dissipate heat easier instead of concentrating the same heat amount on a smaller one. But again all minuscule pro's and con's for a street rider to really notice "actual" performance enhancements.
All that said: 4-pot Radial, with EOM master and a good bleed DOES "FEEL" nicer, more sensitive. Note that part of the "feel" nicer is also due to the fact that my suspensions were upgraded internally and properly setup for my weight. One forgets quite often that suspensions does a big part of how your brakes will perform properly or not.
Again, all this IMWO. I have "no basis more reliable than my own meandering." :lol
Wish we had cool MC magazines here. They're all pussies here and written in a politically correct manner so that they don't offend their sponsors or advertisers. Gawddang Capitalism pisses me off sometimes.The subject is covered quite nicely in the PB make-over article from last month. I didn't have a problem with the 6-pots when they were clean and working well.
The big problem was keeping them that way. The bike would stand on its nose quite happily when they were in good shape. A couple of weeks of English weather would soon take the edge of though. The new radials offer the same stopping power for far less effort on the lever I find and so far they've stayed working through this fine winter we're having, without having to clean them every other week.
Ahhh you should have kept the rest of Trumpet and thrown away the TL ..... Whoops ... incoming!I am dropping in these shortly:
With these attached:
Apparently the Nissin give a good upgrade for cheap. I unfortunately need to dig into my front forks because I just noticed they are leaking. :banghead
Might just be an excuse to add in some springs and valves for the value upgrade route.
Or you could just upgrade to that hideous setup Brainless is sporting. :rotfl :hail
$35USD for the entire front brakes off eGay -or- God knows how much for the rest...Ahhh you should have kept the rest of Trumpet and thrown away the TL ..... Whoops ... incoming!