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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of brake lines do you recomend for my 04 gsxr 1k?? i know there are diffrent kinds from kevlar to steel braided.. What brand is the best or the best bang for the buck??? I am just looking to put some on my front and rear..

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 09:45 AM
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I've used both HEL and goodridge, they are almost the same price, and on par quality wise. HEL is available in more colors, and you can get carbon fiber look sleeves if thats your thing. The only thing that bugged me with both of them is that they provide copper crush gaskets, which corrode with time. You can try to reuse the factory ones (Which may or may not seal again) or just order some from the dealership.

Oh, and I wouldnt waste my money on a rear line, unless you just want the looks. The added feedback just gets absorbed by the boot.




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i ride Goodridge SS-braided front and rear. I wish I had done them separately to determine the benefit of the rear. Although I've heard it's not really necessary unless you're racing.
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i ride Goodridge SS-braided front and rear. I wish I had done them separately to determine the benefit of the rear. Although I've heard it's not really necessary unless you're racing.
My read from writings of Keith Code and Kevin Schwantz is that racers don't use their rear brakes (at least while actually racing), so I highly doubt they've got braided.

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My read from writings of Keith Code and Kevin Schwantz is that racers don't use their rear brakes (at least while actually racing), so I highly doubt they've got braided.
I've heard of some racing technique that involves dragging the rear brake on corner exit. I havent really understood the point, and the writing is very old, so it might not be applicable anymore.




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And I suppose based on my logic, they wouldn't have a rear brake on the bike at all then, right? But the pictures I've seen of the MotoGP riders do include the rear brake (though its incredibly tiny) so they must use it for something, unless the racing rules dictate they have one. The tiny one would lend evidence to your suggestion Vash.

I think the statement Kevin made was something along the lines of, "Every time I've crashed in a race I had used my rear brake." It was a review of his racing school and a comment he made to the students. I'll see if I can dig it up tomorrow while I'm in the satellite office.

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Here's the quote I was looking for
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Originally said by Kevin Schwantz as detailed in August 2006 Motorcyclist magazine:
I remember all three time I used it [the rear brake] in a race because I crashed every time! It's even harder to get it right in the wet. It takes conscious effort to keep my right foot on the ball of my fottpeg so I stay away from the pedal.

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The dragging the rear brake technique came out of "sport riding techniques", and even there it was briefly mentioned, and the author said to stay away from it.. unfortunetly, I gave that book away after finishing it, so I cant look that up




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