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Old 04-15-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Despite having dual front calipers, the front brakes on my Vee really sucked. The factory 2-pots were really squishy and they wouldn't even think about biting until I'd moved the brake lever at least an inch. Two finger braking was out of the question because I'd mash my ring finger between the lever and the grip.

Apparently this is has been a long running issue with the VStom, and other owners found a solution. SVRacingParts makes an adapter allows installation of GSXR (Tokico) or CBR (Nissin) 4-pot calipers. I now have two-finger braking with only about 1/2" of lever travel. Now I just gotta figure out why my reservoir keeps seeping.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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now ur gonna need new front suspension cuz of nose diving from aggressive braking
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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now ur gonna need new front suspension cuz of nose diving from aggressive braking
Already got that taken care of. RaceTech re-valve and .05-over springs.
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Braided lines and some decent pads would help.

I believe the SV is the same set up and a lot of the superstock guys have no problem lifting the rear wheel off the ground.
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Braided lines and some decent pads would help.

I believe the SV is the same set up and a lot of the superstock guys have no problem lifting the rear wheel off the ground.
Been there/done that. Pinball and I have identical brakes/problems (well, not anymore...) Probably going to be my next mod on the TLR. I'm jelly...
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Braided lines and some decent pads would help.

I believe the SV is the same set up and a lot of the superstock guys have no problem lifting the rear wheel off the ground.
The SV is ~200 pounds lighter than my bike, so while those thing may help the SV, I learned through quite a bit of research that they do very little for the V-Strom.
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