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Installation of SS Brake Lines right before TD

I have a track day this weekend at MSR Cresson, and have these Goodridge Superbike SS Lines that have yet to be installed. I have been running with stock lines as of now. When I raced quads, you couldn't tell differences as easily on those so I never had a hard time getting used to SS lines on those. However, I know the bike will be a lot more sensitive. Should I wait for installation until after the track day and go for a couple of test runs at another time (when theres more time) before I go straight to the track??? Or should it be fairly easy to adapt to? I will be going on a track that I am unfamiliar with as well. I know- a simple question, but out to perform to potential, but want to be safe as well. Thanks in advance =)

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The install is fairly straightforward. Just don't get any air in the master cylinder!!! I did and it was a B*ITCH to get it out and bled properly. As for getting used to them, it didn't take me any time really to get adjust my braking. They just feel firmer, like there isn't anything standing between the movement of your hand, and the movement of the pistons. It's awesome.

I did a couple quick rides just to bed the new pads I installed at the same time, but I don't think you're going to grab your brakes and endo your first time. You should take your first few laps slowly anyway to get heat in the tires, and when you do, get a feel for the brakes. you'll never want to go back to anything else after you go SS with superbike fittings.

NOTE: if your lines also have the 90 degree fluid fittings that thread into the calipers, you will need a crows foot to properly torque the fittings.

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hmmm thanks for the note about the fluid fittings! I will have to take a look at that.

Thanks a lot for your informative post, I am going to go ahead and try to get them installed tonight when I get the oil changed!

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You're welcome. Hope install goes smooth. Any more questions, just ask.

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How did it go?

My first track day will be over at MSRC this weekend so maybe I'll see you...

I put Spiegler lines and new pads on my new (to me) 05 600 a couple of weeks ago in anticipation of taking it to the track. I made sure I rode it around for a few days to get the pads bedded in because I figured I would have enough on my mind as it was. Unless you're totally ham fisted it should be easy to adjust to the new feel.

+1 on bleeding these things, a little air in there and you're pumping fluid through the thing forever - I think spent 40 minutes just bleeding the lines. Mine feels pretty good but I'm still not totally satisfied. Then again I'm used to the brakes on my 1000 and the servo actuated BMW 1200, both of which are awsome. I'll see how they do when the brakes actually warm up at track speeds.

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Well you will definitely not miss me- Im on the pink bike. I am sure I will have the only one there LOL
I have blonde hair and blue leathers, come say hey for sure!

Bad news is I did not get the brake lines installed before this track day- I am going to have to do all of this before the next TD at TWS on April 4

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Well you will definitely not miss me- Im on the pink bike. I am sure I will have the only one there LOL
I have blonde hair and blue leathers, come say hey for sure!

Bad news is I did not get the brake lines installed before this track day- I am going to have to do all of this before the next TD at TWS on April 4
Pink bike to track day, cool. I'll definitely stop and say hey. I'll be the guy with greying hair, red leathers and riding this (except with new front brake lines)...



Have you seen the weather forecast for Saturday? Ugh!

Edit: I guess I'll see you at the next one...

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... We have cancelled the March 20th event at MSR Cresson due to a forecast of poor riding conditions for that day. ...

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I will be at MSRH this Sunday for a LMS track day and then I need to go ahead and sign up for TWS on April 4 too. You going to be at TWS?

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