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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Brakes upgrade

Hello everybody

I am thinking of upgrading the brake system on my Versys since I find it quite weak and with no feel. So the possible routes are the following:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake lines
  • Front caliper
  • Front master cylinder
Has anybody done any of these upgrades to their bike, and if yes, did it matter?
I am thinking of a Brembo 14RCS for the front master cylinder and the HardDrive chrome caliper (which I am unable to find in Europe). Any alternatives from other manufacturers?

Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 03:19 PM
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I think you'd notice the biggest difference by replacing the brake hoses with braided hoses. I've not done it on mine because I don't have an issue with the brake feel, but I know a lot of people have done it with good results.

Edit, sorry I ride a 650 and just noticed I'm in the 300 section. It may be similar on the 300 though.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 01:34 PM
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I am thinking braided hoses are the way to go but maybe different pads could help?
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