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Old 02-Sep-2006, 08:50 PM
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888 brake upgrade

having just ridden a guys 748 at the twins ralley, i have come to the conclusion that the brakes on my t8 need to be improved, the bike is in std trim, and the brakes had a major winter overhaul, but im still not happy. any suggestion. cheers dave.
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Old 02-Sep-2006, 08:59 PM
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What about the p34 calipers? And perhaps a radial brake master cylinder?

Dont know if they would fit right on, probably not. Must be able to get some new mounting brackets made up though??

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Hi dc, whats a p34, im new to this t8 game. cheers
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Old 02-Sep-2006, 09:35 PM
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P34,s are the calipers used on later models,they are a 65mm mounting as opposed to the 888s 40mm mounting.Adaptors are available.The other options all depend on the depth of your pocket,Brembo GP calipers,radial master cylinders,master cylinder from later models etc.Maybe an idea to start with a good set of pads,I prefer Bendix and aftermarket hoses,HEL are excellent.Then if you need more braking power,a new master cylinder,calipers etc.And a decent front tyre to handle all the braking!.
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WoW, If I had the 40mm spacing and was after new calipers these could be pretty good stoppers and the ones for me.

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Old 02-Sep-2006, 10:30 PM
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what bikes do the p34 come from 916? 996? 748. i have carbon lorriane pads and michilen pilot sport tyres at the moment. would different discs help.
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Radial master cylinder and braided lines more probably make bigest differance without changing calipers. Changed to a radial master on the 996 as first upgrade. Well worth it.
P34's from 998 and early 749 999 and aprillias mille. Great calipers but 65mm bolt spacing.
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if you still have the standard rubber hoses they would be the first thing to change. they deteriorate badly over time and bulge when you apply the brakes, meaning the force from the master cyl isn't being transferred to the calipers. if you have decided on new calipers and are happy with 40 to 65mm adapters go for the 4 pad brembos, they are great value and are very strong (i have em on my S4R). note though you need a specific hose for these, so don't go buying new hoses for your existing calipers thinking they will fit the 4 pad version, they won't. radial m/cyls are great but i decided on 996 goldline m/cyls after thinking they are hard to fit (no experience with radials, i chickened out!) in short it depends on your budget and how far you want to go.
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