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Old 06-13-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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Making Virago 1100 brakes not suck

So I picked up a Virago 1100, and am already looking to get some better braking action out of it.

Anyone else have one of these? Will better pads make it work or do I need to swap brakes with another bike?
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viragos went up to 1100 but quickly renamed vstar. not positive, but i'm betting you've got a single disc front, and you could likely swap to a vstar 1100 frontend with dual disc brakes. the v* brakes are almost too good, laid mine down due to "oh " and too much strength in my right hand.
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Our V-Star 1100 with dual discs brakes like a champ as well.
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I've heard that replacing the pads is the most effective way to "upgrade" the brakes.
Second would be to replace the plastic/elastic brake lines with steel threaded lines.

Of course the best way would be to add a couple more pistons in the brake calipers by retrofiting some sportbike brakes on your cruiser but that would be a much bigger/expensive project than the above mentioned solutions.
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