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Old 11-02-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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QUESTION: Galfer lines and brakes

I have a 2006 R6 and just installed Galfer stainless steel lines and pads. I took it out for a 30 minute ride and tested the brakes and itís difficult for me to distinguish the difference between the new set up and my stock set up. Itís not as responsive as I thought it would be. Is this normal? Maybe after a few sessions at TWS (Texas World Speedway) would help me differentiate the stock set up and current.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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Did you get all of the air out of the lines? What kind of pads did you use?

With steel braided lines, you will have less fade, and a bit more feel, but not a night and day difference. You should feel that in the pads.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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You are unlikely to feel the difference of the stainless lines on the street. The stainless lines will provide a firmer brake lever feel under harder braking conditions as one would experience on the track, particularly if you are getting heat in the fluid.

On the street, you may be able to feel more initial bite with the new pads. Unless you are riding at a really spirited pace, you are unlikely to have brake pad fade on the street.
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Did you get all of the air out of the lines? What kind of pads did you use?

With steel braided lines, you will have less fade, and a bit more feel, but not a night and day difference. You should feel that in the pads.
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You are unlikely to feel the difference of the stainless lines on the street. The stainless lines will provide a firmer brake lever feel under harder braking conditions as one would experience on the track, particularly if you are getting heat in the fluid.

On the street, you may be able to feel more initial bite with the new pads. Unless you are riding at a really spirited pace, you are unlikely to have brake pad fade on the street.
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The pads i used are the G1375 compound. I bleed the lines and everything. I took 400 grit sand paper and sanded the rotors in a circular motion like the Galfer tech instructed. Maybe I was expecting to much from the lines and pads. What i noticed at the track with the stock set up is that after about 3-4 sessions the brakes doesn't seem to bite as well as it did in the first session. I guess I wouldn't be able to find out until next year track days.
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As Curt said, you won't notice any difference until you get a lot of heat in the system. The advantage is that the ss lines will not swell out and absorb pressure when the fluid is hot. That is why you only noticed your previous fade in the third or fourth session.
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new pads take a little while to fully seat in and get the full affect. My EBC package said up to 250 miles until you get full braking force. I noticed a huge difference within 20 miles. I recently went from stock stuff to SS lines and EBC HH pads. They are a higher braking force than the stock replacement stuff. Look to make sure you didnt replace the stock pads with "stock replacement" pads or they will feel EXACTLY the same.

I noticed a huge difference in my braking. Not only the initial bite but they are progressively stronger than before. I do tend to drag my brakes for the first mile on riding to warm them up to op temp. Dont know how much it is actually helping but at least I know my brakes are fully workin before I jumo on the freeway and go 80+. I also notice ALOT less fade than before. Hot days with alot of braking, at times I felt like the lever was going to touch the handlebar, now...same place all the time.
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