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Offline Dusty Rusty

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Question About Brakes
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:47:04 am »
Hoe ondervind julle ouens julle DR's se brieke? 

In vergelyking met my Tornado is die DR se brieke baie swakker en het baie minder byt.  Is dit maar 'n DR ding?  (ek ry omtrend net op voorbriek)

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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 08:44:23 am »
Die DR se brieke is net genoeg. As jy wil beter stop moet jy albei brieke gebruik. Beter as my KLR 650 en XR650R se brieke.
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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 09:16:30 am »
Braided hoses en miskien n oversize disk is al wat dit sal red. In Amerika doen die ouens 21" conversions op 650 Stroms wat 180km/h kan hardloop met DR650 front ends. Eish.
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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 09:28:11 am »
Ek sal maar plan maak en die braided hoses probeer vir eers, en natuurlik maar met die agterrem ook begin stop. 
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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 09:43:51 am »
The DR650SE FRONT brake (that's the one you talk about?) is definitely on the better side of things although it is not quite top notch fancy state of the art.
I don't know how it compares to the Tornado's front stopper.

Make sure the caliper works properly, you have decent quality pads fitted (I personally prefer SBS ceramic) and the pads are not glaze.
Steel braided brake lines do help if the bike is old and if the brakes feel squishy even with the calipers working properly and after changing brake fluid and bleeding.

The rear brake on the DR650SE is no more than what you need on a dirt bike. It needs a hearty kick to lock the wheel on tar. If you manage to glaze the pads by riding the brake or having the caliper bind then the rear brake kind of ceases to work in a meaningful way all together.
To get more bite out of the rear brake the easiest way is to change the brake lever geometry. Alternatively you can try and find a smaller diameter master cylinder.

Steel braided hoses make very little difference in the rear since the brake feels rock hard with the OEM line. In the front the steel braided hoses make quite a difference in how the brake feels.
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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 09:44:24 am »
Ek gebruik ook maar selde die agterbriek, voorbriek is makliker
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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 09:54:56 am »
The DR650SE FRONT brake (that's the one you talk about?) is definitely on the better side of things although it is not quite top notch fancy state of the art.
I don't know how it compares to the Tornado's front stopper.

Make sure the caliper works properly, you have decent quality pads fitted (I personally prefer SBS ceramic) and the pads are not glaze.
Steel braided brake lines do help if the bike is old and if the brakes feel squishy even with the calipers working properly and after changing brake fluid and bleeding.

The rear brake on the DR650SE is no more than what you need on a dirt bike. It needs a hearty kick to lock the wheel on tar. If you manage to glaze the pads by riding the brake or having the caliper bind then the rear brake kind of ceases to work in a meaningful way all together.
To get more bite out of the rear brake the easiest way is to change the brake lever geometry. Alternatively you can try and find a smaller diameter master cylinder.

Steel braided hoses make very little difference in the rear since the brake feels rock hard with the OEM line. In the front the steel braided hoses make quite a difference in how the brake feels.

Thank you Le Cap.  The Tornado (think because it's lighter)  stop dead in it's tracks if I use the front brake.  I seldom use the back brake on  my bikes. Will ask Nismark to show me how to check the caliper and if the pads are glazed or not this weekend.     
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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 09:55:40 am »
Ek gebruik ook maar selde die agterbriek, voorbriek is makliker

Ons agterbande hou langer ne?   ;) 
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Re: Question About Brakes
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 02:19:53 pm »
Ek gebruik ook maar selde die agterbriek, voorbriek is makliker

Ons agterbande hou langer ne?   ;) 

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