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Offline steve_vai06

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Brembo Calipers
on: 31 October, 2020, 03:18:04 PM
Anyone fitted Brembo calipers to his Tiger or Tiger Sport?
I found that Brembo M4 108mm fit the Tiger and Tiger Sport but what about the offset?
I am thinking of changing mine to Brembo ones.. You can find a lot of them used...
Maybe from the Tiger Explorer??

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #1 on: 31 October, 2020, 07:33:31 PM
My ex-bike has Brembo M4 calipers and I find my 18' Tiger has super super stopping power compared to my ex. It would be a waste of money and efforts if you try to change that successful Nissin calipers. My opinion of course...

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #2 on: 31 October, 2020, 07:42:39 PM
I am no expert but I would agree with shi_bumi,
change the calipers and often they're not compatible with the master cylinder so you end up having to change the whole lot,

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #3 on: 31 October, 2020, 08:20:40 PM
My chum I went on last months Scotland tour with previously had an Explorer, he said the brakes were terrible. Big heavy lump tho' innit.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #4 on: 31 October, 2020, 08:28:36 PM
Unless you go for a Radial Master too, I agree its probably a waste
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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #5 on: 31 October, 2020, 09:57:01 PM
My 2009 stops on a tickey ( I believe that was a 2.5c coin in South Africa, hence the saying), in fact I have to be careful not to over-brake. ABS chatter and I are good friends. I can see no reason to swap out my OEM Nissin's but then I'm not out on a track and heating them to failure or fade. I believe you can get much more grab, feel and modulation by changing discs or pads and avoiding a whole lot of volumetric issues. The Brembo name looks cool but a lot of it is marketing hype. A UK mate who is a machinist and body fabricator for a (very well known) racing team passed up some calipers at UKP500 (from the team engineer) that would have fitted his Prowler and then found them listed at UKP 36000 from Brembo! We don't get that level of quality when we buy their consumer stuff, for obvious reasons. It's amazing how good the stuff we get is so close to pinnacle engineering if we just allow for a few years of trickle down.       

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #6 on: 01 November, 2020, 12:17:16 AM
You have to be careful with Brembo calipers. Many (mainly M50s, not so much the M4s) are afflicted with the dreaded soft initial pull condition. All manner of dissatisfaction with these brakes because of this on various Triumph 'R'  models. Seems to affect mainly OEM Triumph equipment so aftermarket Brembos and units from other brands might be better. 
Last Edit: 01 November, 2020, 12:19:24 AM by TCC

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #7 on: 02 November, 2020, 06:36:17 AM
*Originally Posted by shi_bumi [+]
My ex-bike has Brembo M4 calipers and I find my 18' Tiger has super super stopping power compared to my ex. It would be a waste of money and efforts if you try to change that successful Nissin calipers. My opinion of course...
I donít say that the brakes arenít good...
It was just a thought I had for maybe improve the already excellent brakes...
Anyone knows if can we fit a Brembo Radial Master cylinder in the 16-20 Tiger Sport?
I know that in the previous 13-15 was possible...

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #8 on: 02 November, 2020, 10:09:24 AM
There is a Brembo configurator which does not show radial master cyl fitment only disc replacement

but that is not to say someone hasn't fitted one, maybe from a Speed Triple.

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Re: Brembo Calipers
Reply #9 on: 02 November, 2020, 10:13:32 AM
Sometimes the ‘what’ gets so exciting we forget the ‘why’ and we end up trying to gild the lily.  I struggle to find fault with the Nissin set up but no doubt I will be told I know diddly squat.