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Old 03-24-2009, 04:32 PM   #21
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there is a place in Beaumont that can do this.

the pros; lighter as pointed out turns better stops with less force (but almost negligible), tires stick to the track better because less unsprung weight.

the cons if you use the rear brake any slowing you do is still slowing 500+ pounds of rider and bike. The only thing the brake does is turn kinetic energy to heat energy. Now you are putting this heat energy into a smaller mass of metal.
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there is a place in Beaumont that can do this.

the pros; lighter as pointed out turns better stops with less force (but almost negligible), tires stick to the track better because less unsprung weight.

the cons if you use the rear brake any slowing you do is still slowing 500+ pounds of rider and bike. The only thing the brake does is turn kinetic energy to heat energy. Now you are putting this heat energy into a smaller mass of metal.
which would cause it to warp prematurely, correct?

Although I must say that the use of the rear brake is almost minimal on the track for me anyhow. So, this would be a poser upgrade or something a "racer" would benefit from the most....correct?
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which would cause it to warp prematurely, correct?

Although I must say that the use of the rear brake is almost minimal on the track for me anyhow. So, this would be a poser upgrade or something a "racer" would benefit from the most....correct?
correct and correct.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:48 PM   #25
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braking is the same? What are the pro's/cons of this besides the asthetics?

I am thinking it is something I need to do....and since I don't race or anything, I could get away with doing the fronts too.

you guys think doing this encourages premature warping of a rotor?
Braking will be less (less contact area for the pad). IMO, the factory rear brake of most SS bikes is too much. Reducing the effectiveness of the brake allows for more feel. I don't use the back brake, yet, at the track; however this should assist in adding stability mid corner with the break.

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guy says it takes iff 1lb from the rotor

but being its rotational mass it's really like 7lbs
I weighed before/after... it's more like .5 lbs. The rotor weighed a little over one pound... now it's a shade less than a half.

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better cornering, less effort to get the bike leaned over. and yes theoretically better braking cuz of thw weight loss. having to slow down 1lb vs 7
For the front, I agree. The rear has different characteristics.

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does anyone know any place in town that can do this?
I am currently working with a machine shop to do similar deals... hopefully not much money and a quick turn also. Trying to get him to do 'em for $40.

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correct and correct.
in theory, you're right. But when have you got your rear brake hot enough to warp??? I'll answer... never.
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