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    Stronger front brakes?
    on: Jul 18, 2022, 12.25 am
    Jul 18, 2022, 12.25 am
    Has anyone upgraded their front brakes to make them stronger? Can the brake master cylinder be upgraded?

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    Re: Stronger front brakes?
    Reply #1 on: Jul 18, 2022, 11.14 pm
    Jul 18, 2022, 11.14 pm
    My front brakes are very good, so no.
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    Re: Stronger front brakes?
    Reply #2 on: Jul 19, 2022, 12.39 am
    Jul 19, 2022, 12.39 am
    I would suggest you check all your caliper pistons are free running the brakes on this bike can only be described as excelant. I conclude this by saying, fully loaded, I was once in the speed camera grade lines at an obvious huge overspeed at a camera on the A68 and slowed the bike down to well below 60 and did not get a ticket. On my old bike a Honda ST1100 I would not have had a chance in hell of doing that. Sorry officer I can not remember the date or time of such an event.

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    Re: Stronger front brakes?
    Reply #3 on: Jul 19, 2022, 12.52 am
    Jul 19, 2022, 12.52 am
    Totally agree with Novocastrian and Ade52.
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    Re: Stronger front brakes?
    Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 2022, 04.52 am
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    This begs the question : What do you perceive to be the problem with your brakes ?






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    Re: Stronger front brakes?
    Reply #5 on: Jul 19, 2022, 03.38 pm
    Jul 19, 2022, 03.38 pm
    You all have valid points. To get my bike to stop like yours I have to use all four fingers. I Was hoping to get them to preform the same witH just two fingers, like some of the newer bikes.

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    Re: Stronger front brakes?
    Reply #6 on: Jul 19, 2022, 03.46 pm
    Jul 19, 2022, 03.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by Yellow jacket [+]
    You all have valid points. To get my bike to stop like yours I have to use all four fingers. I Was hoping to get them to preform the same witH just two fingers, like some of the newer bikes.

    Two fingers ?  If I wanted the bike to stop quickly I would use a handful of brake.  I'm really not sure what the problem is here to be honest.  If you want to stop the bike in good time then by all means use two fingers (although I have no idea why you would only want to use two fingers); if you want the brakes to work effectively then use all the fingers we were blessed with.

    My brakes on the Trophy are no worse than "newer bikes".  As I said, I'm really not sure what you perceive as the problem.
    I admit to finding this thread curious.
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    Re: Stronger front brakes?
    Reply #7 on: Jul 21, 2022, 12.00 pm
    Jul 21, 2022, 12.00 pm
         Yellow jacket, it's an interesting question you put. One rider's version of being able to stop quicker is going to be different from another. As is the number of fingers to use to increase braking efficiency. I personally have only been using my index finger for braking for so many years [been riding since 15 years, now 74 years young] including 10 years road racing a variety of bikes in various capacities.
        It occurred to me in those early racing days that throttle application was paramount to smooth braking, especially when down shifting on both two and four stroke machines. The need to have at least two or more fingers wrapped round the throttle grip for rev modulation during these actions.
        I might not be as hard a breaker as yourself, but with just on 96 thousand kilometres on my 2016 Trophy SE I have yet to find the need to use more than that reliable finger.
        As a FarRider and an IBA member I tend to ride now in the "spirited, not stupid style". I'm not for one moment suggesting that you ride in a stupid style.
        I hope that you come to a positive outcome in your quest for more effective braking capabilities.  :821: :028:
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