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    Posted: 10 Aug 2016 at 18:43
I've been wanting to do this mod for a long time, it's finally happened. Can't wait to try them out! Clutch lever feels much less spongy and a little lighter




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You got daytime mot or you need to wait for a track day Question Go faster with the lighter wallet LOL
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Got a daytime MOT mate. Will squeeze in another ride or 2 before Knockhill on the 19th when the slicks are going back on, and after that it's track only! I picked them up off TDR, £340 all in so not as bad as new. And I've already sold the OEM ones!
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Done mine a few weeks ago but I went for accossato. Honestly say that it is the best thing I've done although my hand was forced as both were leaking. The clutch is much lighter and it's smoother than before and I can find neutral without doing the jig on the lever. Front brake is also improved big time. You will really appreciateit on ttrack for sure mate.
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Yeah mate I've only heard very good things about this upgrade. 

Forgot to say - when bleeding the brake, the hose slipped off the nipple on the caliper and squirted brake fluid all over the pads and disc! Somehow this is the first time it's ever happened. I immediately drowned the area with about half a can of brake cleaner. Will my pads be OK??
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Would've thought so mate especially if you went to town on the brake cleaner. I'm definitely not an expert however so I'd wait and see what a more knowledgeable person says I hold no responsibility for brake fail
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Very smart buddy , you will love that new braking set up on track, my Accossato one is just awesome, loads of power,loads of feel,easily the best mod aside from the BSTs 👍
Better to have something you don't need than need something you don't have....
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Ohhhhhhhh Nice mate
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Done the exact same on my tuono, surprising how easy it is to find neutral .
Only issue is they now foul the nose cone so may have to rotate bars slightly.

On the plus side they look so nice
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Regarding the brake fluid spill.Brake cleaner will be fine,but soapy water would have done the trick equally well.
As for the master cylinders,worth every single penny and probably one of the best mods you can make.
They look sh*t hot! 
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very nice buddy.
i need a nice quality set.
now the exhaust,battery and solenoids sorted and the bikes up and running like a dream.

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Lots of divided opinions on the pads (here and elsewhere on the internet)! Some say bin them, some say they'll be reyt! I bought a new set (there's another £80 down the pan), will go for a careful ride over the weekend to see if they feel OK. Full day at Knockhill next week so I want a backup set just in case.

BIG UN, they are bloody money pits! I keep thinking this is the last mod I'm doing and then something else catches my eye! 
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Have got a pair of RCS master cylinders to go on mine (just need to sort lines) so really looking forward to hear how you get on with them.
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Niiiiice, sweet gear there mate..!

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Goshma! Very nice. Clap

I have a lovely fake pair used as a garage ornament! But lets not go there again folks!! Censored




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Just out of interest.. How do you tell the fakes? Apart from the fact some say 'Brombo' lol

I was well aware of the fakes circulating, but the seller had sold a lot of high end bits on TDR recently (turning a race bike to stock) with no complaints and these came in the original boxes, so I'm fairly sure they're the real deal!
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Originally posted by m9rko m9rko wrote:

Just out of interest.. How do you tell the fakes? Apart from the fact some say 'Brombo' lol

I was well aware of the fakes circulating, but the seller had sold a lot of high end bits on TDR recently (turning a race bike to stock) with no complaints and these came in the original boxes, so I'm fairly sure they're the real deal!
in general the quality is poor,the hinge pin is gold ,the italian badges are not stuck on well, the adjuster hole is off centre compared to the adjuster screw, I think the banjos are a different thread etc etc


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Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by m9rko m9rko wrote:

Just out of interest.. How do you tell the fakes? Apart from the fact some say 'Brombo' lol

I was well aware of the fakes circulating, but the seller had sold a lot of high end bits on TDR recently (turning a race bike to stock) with no complaints and these came in the original boxes, so I'm fairly sure they're the real deal!
in general the quality is poor,the hinge pin is gold ,the italian badges are not stuck on well, the adjuster hole is off centre compared to the adjuster screw, I think the banjos are a different thread etc etc

Adjuster screws are off center to the holes on both of mine... I'm not kidding!
 


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You had me bricking it there Mark, I just went and raked through the boxes, and found this card

 
Went to Brembo site and typed the codes in and they emailed me 2 certificates of authenticity, panic over for now haha

The adjuster screws are definitely off center though, compared to the holes. Maybe someone else with the same units can confirm theirs are the same to put my mind at ease Smile
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Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Originally posted by m9rko m9rko wrote:

Just out of interest.. How do you tell the fakes? Apart from the fact some say 'Brombo' lol

I was well aware of the fakes circulating, but the seller had sold a lot of high end bits on TDR recently (turning a race bike to stock) with no complaints and these came in the original boxes, so I'm fairly sure they're the real deal!
in general the quality is poor,the hinge pin is gold ,the italian badges are not stuck on well, the adjuster hole is off centre compared to the adjuster screw, I think the banjos are a different thread etc etc


^^^ What Red said Thumbs Up

Yours look very genuine to me -and you've checked now anyway Big smile

Funny about the off center bit though. I'm sure someone who has the same will be along to comment on that shortly.
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The plugs are yellow aswell marko mate not light blue and grey
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Which plugs are these buddy?
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They plug the banjo holes for shipping to stop any packaging debris getting in with rubber bungs.
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Ah I see. The plugs on mine were light blue. So yellow = fake...?
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There's a warning about this in Performance bike last month and the card is the proof they're real.
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Well I'm happy the guy remembered to send the card with it all. I've also checked with a friend who has the exact same MC's, and his are the same. Slightly off center. Also called Mode Performance (UK importers for Brembo) and they said the same... So I think I can relax now...!
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I'm sure I've read that some of the fakes have changed appearance now, to look more similar to the real thing! So just as a beware to anyone that reads this!

Yours do look proper M9rko and you have the certificate of authenticity, so no worries I'm sure.

If you have a friend with them you could do a side by side comparison.

I can take a photo of my fakes for you, but they're totally different to yours -So not much point.

But if it is true now that they are more similar now, just be careful peeps. Especially be careful if they seem a cheap mega deal!
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FAKE
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Originally posted by Fugly Fugly wrote:

Have got a pair of RCS master cylinders to go on mine (just need to sort lines) so really looking forward to hear how you get on with them.

They are sh*t f**king hot. I had the clutch on 18 and brake on 20. Clutch is very bitey, very positive, light, lever is a nicer shape (flat front instead of curved feels way better), every time you use it your reminded of how much better it is than OEM. The brake is hugely improved. Loads of feel. Instant bite. WAY more power. And I guess, dialing them back to 16 and 18 will suit wet track conditions. Proper bits of kit!
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