Honda CBR 600RR Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Surprised there isn't already a thread like this going already. Tell us what you did today, or something about your ride today.
I installed front axle sliders and took her out for a 75 mile jaunt! Beautiful day here in CT!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
343 Posts
I installed Galfer brake lines front and rear. Bought some used OEM rotors off ebay which had about 1/3 the miles my current rotors already had and installed new brake pads. Very happy with the ride today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I installed Galfer brake lines front and rear. Bought some used OEM rotors off ebay which had about 1/3 the miles my current rotors already had and installed new brake pads. Very happy with the ride today.
Nice! Pictures of brake lines please!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
382 Posts
Kicked it, and kicked it again, bounced the rev limiter, and kicked it yet again. Sometimes you have to let your bike know who is the alpha, because it will bite you if you don't. LOL!

Then there are those times when you need to show some soft loving. Like tonight, after kicking it a few times, I replaced the fuel pump, and she began purring like a kitten.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Great day of riding today! 300 miles in NE. 5 bikes, 6 people. Rocked it all day long!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
343 Posts
Nice job!ooks great! How do they feel in comparison and how long did it take you to do?
It probably took an hour including the bleeding. I had been doing some research on these lines and several people on YouTube said this was the
number one mod to do. I think newer rotors and new brake pads make more of a difference than the new lines. I was expecting a dramatic difference as my OEM lines were 10 years old and sat out in the sun for their lifetime. I had also read that OEM brake lines need replacement every 2 or 3 years. The install was easy, but the new lines are configured a little differently from the OEM. For instance the new rear line does not fit as nicely as the OEM and seems to be about 2 inches longer so you have to snake it around a little so I kept the OEM bracket to hold it. The front actually went on much easier. I would guess these made maybe a 10% better brake feel. I will say that the parts are quality and I have had no issues with any leakage around the supplied crush washers. Also, I am attaching another photo that would not upload earlier where the two front lines come to the master cylinder.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
It probably took an hour including the bleeding. I had been doing some research on these lines and several people on YouTube said this was the
number one mod to do. I think newer rotors and new brake pads make more of a difference than the new lines. I was expecting a dramatic difference as my OEM lines were 10 years old and sat out in the sun for their lifetime. I had also read that OEM brake lines need replacement every 2 or 3 years. The install was easy, but the new lines are configured a little differently from the OEM. For instance the new rear line does not fit as nicely as the OEM and seems to be about 2 inches longer so you have to snake it around a little so I kept the OEM bracket to hold it. The front actually went on much easier. I would guess these made maybe a 10% better brake feel. I will say that the parts are quality and I have had no issues with any leakage around the supplied crush washers. Also, I am attaching another photo that would not upload earlier where the two front lines come to the master cylinder.
An hour is fast (for me anyway)! They look really nice. 10% better "feel" is pretty significant, it's not like OEM are bad. You're improving on good stuff, so 10% is big! Just think, some Honda engineers had to weigh the extra cost vs that 10%...they chose cost. My CBR is new to me. Any bleeding issues, or do they bleed out easy?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
343 Posts
They bled out pretty easy. I have practice bleeding this bike as I have had these brakes apart probably 5 times the last two years. I have rebuilt the front master cylinder, flushed the initial fluid after purchase, tried some other brake fluids, etc. I use a 1-man brake bleeder as my wife hates helping with brakes. Its the small bottle from the auto part stores that is supposed to help with air bleeding back into the system. I almost bought a MightyVac this time though and I think it would help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
862 Posts
Almost a 500 mile ride to include the full length of Skyline Drive! It was a beast of a Saturday. Got rained on and fogged out coming off the mountain though, but that was cool in it's own right.

One of the guys decided to bring out his R32 instead. Show off... Bringing a Skyline to Skyline.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Almost a 500 mile ride to include the full length of Skyline Drive! It was a beast of a Saturday. Got rained on and fogged out coming off the mountain though, but that was cool in it's own right.

One of the guys decided to bring out his R32 instead. Show off... Bringing a Skyline to Skyline.
Just looked at Skyline Drive on a map, and that looks like an awesome ride! How long did the full trip take you? 500 miles is quite a ride!... envy...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
862 Posts
The Skyline portion took maybe 5 hours start to finish between the stops and getting stuck behind slower traffic. The full trip took somewhere around 14-15 hours, again with stops. 500 miles isn't very hard to do, pick a destination and go!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Installed new Dunlop Q3+'s. Rode ~140 miles to scrub them in. A beautiful fall day in New England!
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top