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Re: Changing to SST lines
- From: "Robert B. Hadden" <kbhadden@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 10:58:40 -0400
- Subject: Re: Changing to SST lines
I had changed to Speigler lines on my 98RS. It made zero difference
in the brake feel. I suspect your abs removal was the overriding
improvement to lever feel.
Bob Hadden '05R12GS(former), '62R27, '06 Breva
On May 22, 2007, at 9:35 AM, Dancoe, John wrote:
Just to add a data point--
I put (front only) Galfers on my '93 R11RS several years ago. I
think I bought
them from San Jose. The banjo bolt on the master cylinder end was a
long and I had to stack extra crush washers under it.
I removed the ABS system at the same time. My decision to remove
ABS has had
lots of discussion on this list over the years, which I'm not
restart now; I only mention it because it's germain to this
Previously the brakes always had a spongy feel. That was true from
and after every fluid change until the modification. From day one I
felt, "I'll bet these are really great brakes, but the ABS and/or
are masking their potential."
Now, I have a firm, progressive feel at the lever and eminently
braking. It's the best thing I've done to the bike and delights me
every time I ride.
However, I changed two variables at the same time. I don't know
either, was predominant in the improvement. Possibly the ABS, even
passive, inherently contributed to the "sponginess"; or maybe it
was all in
the stock lines. I suspect both were a factor, but that the ABS was
significant since on other bikes I'd always been able to achieve a
feel, even with rubber lines.