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Now that the pads are completely bedded in and the lines fully bled, the brake lever travel is tolerable with the stock master cylinder. It's certainly not ideal and Whittlebeast's recommendation of a 1/2" MC is probably really needed.
Anyone know what MC that would be? Would the MC from the dual disk Sporty be the right size?
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If your into adrenaline, my bike's current setup is the ticket...pulling hard on the brake with the front forks completely collapsed going across bumps gets REAL exciting.
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Debating on the Works springs or not, but I think I'll just try the stock ones to begin with.
I can recommend the works springs in the low forks... but if you are getting R forks shortly then I guess try them first and see; considering the air valves still??
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Anyone know what MC that would be? Would the MC from the dual disk Sporty be the right size?
According to my 2007 Service Manual, the dual caliper setup is 1/2" so that should be right. I remember a discussion in Whittlebeast's brake thread that someone mentioned the earlier rubbermounts had different size MC's.
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Hopefully soon by the sounds of it!!!
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I can recommend the works springs in the low forks... but if you are getting R forks shortly then I guess try them first and see; considering the air valves still??
Yeah, I kinda have my mind set on the 883R forks. More black = faster bike! And I'll have the option to put the duals on. I'll probably throw the air valves on the 883R forks before mounting everything.
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Anyone know what MC that would be? Would the MC from the dual disk Sporty be the right size?
According to my 2007 Service Manual, the dual caliper setup is 1/2" so that should be right. I remember a discussion in Whittlebeast's brake thread that someone mentioned the earlier rubbermounts had different size MC's.
Thanks Dan, that's useful info.
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'00 to '03 Sportsters used a 9/16 MC with a single disk (4 piston Hayes). Same as the BT's. I dont know the piston size on the Brembos however. There are a lot of these MC's on ebay.
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There were MC changes for 2007 and later. Everything went one size smaller after the 2006 models to make it less lever effort to lock up the front tire. That change resulted in more lever movement for the same braking force at the tire.
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There were MC changes for 2007 and later. Everything went one size smaller after the 2006 models to make it less lever effort to lock up the front tire. That change resulted in more lever movement for the same braking force at the tire.
OK, here's a silly question maybe - so are you saying when running a 4-pot BT caliper on a 2007 or later


A. order a 1/2" Roadster MC - for 2007 models?

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B. order a 2006 1/2" Roadster MC?

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C. Order a 2006 9/16" non-Roadster MC?

I'm guessing A or B?
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2007 roadster or 2004 - 2006 single rotor MC 1/2" dia or 12.7mm
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2007 roadster or 2004 - 2006 single rotor MC 1/2" dia or 12.7mm
So they didn't change THAT MC - just the MC on the non-dual rotor 07s???

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Oh right. So the m/c I've already got is ½". So I could fit one of these V-Rod brakes, and it should work well with my existing m/c?
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