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Hi guys, I am thinking about converting my brakes to brembos, a few questions befor I jump into it:

- Do I need to change the Master cylinder?
- If yes what is the best master cylinder?
- What model can I install that keeps all electronics like stock? (ABS, cornering ABS)
 

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First link posted above is my conversion. ABS will still function as long as you leave in line between calipers and MC. My self I went with used 2011 Ducati 848 EVO setup I picked up used and had custom line set made. I however have ABS dongle and will disable as I am not a fan of the brakes letting go under hard trail braking which has happen several times.
 

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I would definitely replace the master cylinder before the calipers. The stock master cylinder is not the greatest. Brembo makes a great replacement. There's also Beringer, but that is way more expensive and maybe not THAT much better than Brembo. I'm about to replace the master cylinder with Brembo. If that doesn't significantly improve things, I'll also replace the calipers.
 

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I鈥檇 go with the master cylinder first. I鈥檝e been quite happy with the setup. Recently, I also added the 320mm discs to the package, but events are keeping me from track days until April 10 at the earliest. So, I can鈥檛 say how much better it is on track, but I like them on street.

 

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I鈥檇 go with the master cylinder first. I鈥檝e been quite happy with the setup. Recently, I also added the 320mm discs to the package, but events are keeping me from track days until April 10 at the earliest. So, I can鈥檛 say how much better it is on track, but I like them on street.

100%.

Pads -- easily to best bang for the buck. Can improve feel substantially.
MC -- easy to do. somewhat more expensive. You might be able to find used M/C on eBay. I did. Looks and work like new, for $180.
Rotors -- didn't get there. I would be happy to try the 320s, but not willing to spend the money, yet. Might wait to when I have to replace rotors anyway.
 
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I鈥檇 go with the master cylinder first. I鈥檝e been quite happy with the setup. Recently, I also added the 320mm discs to the package, but events are keeping me from track days until April 10 at the earliest. So, I can鈥檛 say how much better it is on track, but I like them on street.

Evans, that Radial Master Cylinder kit, is that necessary for every moto?

I am buying the RCS to fit to my CBR SP for upcoming track days, and I鈥檓 wondering if I鈥檒l need this kit.
 

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I don鈥檛 know. Check the orientation of the banjo on the SP. if it鈥檚 the same as on the Duke, then yes, you鈥檒l need it.
 

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J D what exactly are you asking? I had the same M/C, RCS 19, on my CBR1000RR.
 

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On the CBR I didn't need any adapters. I was also using Hel braided lines. If you send a pic of your existing setup it will be pretty easy to see. The reason you need it on the Duke, if you stay with the OEM lines, is that it is a 90 degree and not a straight banjo.
 
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On the CBR I didn't need any adapters. I was also using Hel braided lines. If you send a pic of your existing setup it will be pretty easy to see. The reason you need it on the Duke, if you stay with the OEM lines, is that it is a 90 degree and not a straight banjo.
I have seen somewhere a 90掳 conversion block - might be Hel tbh.

Yup! M10 x 1.00 Radial Master Cylinder Adapter Kit in Stainless Steel

Real easy to make if you have access to a lathe or a mate with one.
 

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I see now, the bend. I don鈥檛 suppose that鈥檚 an issue with my CBR. I鈥檒l take a foto regardless. Thanks fellas. I have to decide what lines to go with.
 

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I see now, the bend. I don鈥檛 suppose that鈥檚 an issue with my CBR. I鈥檒l take a foto regardless. Thanks fellas. I have to decide what lines to go with.
Anything with a straight banjo on top will not require an adapter. Should be straight forward. If you are replacing lines, you should have no issues, for sure (in this regard). As far as the OEM, they are probably straight as well. The 90 degree is not the norm.
 
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