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Old 10-11-2002, 03:23 AM   #21
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Default Why no braided steel lines

It's very difficult to get DOT approval for braided steel lines. I understand they break too easily.
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Old 10-11-2002, 03:28 AM   #22
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Default You're leaving a lot out....

The 8 year old article was run with significant advantages given to the automobile and its driver. The whole reason they selected Schwantz to ride in this comparison was that he is an accomplished motorcycle _and_ car racer.
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Old 10-11-2002, 05:00 AM   #23
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Default Re: Why Radial Brakes?

As John said, it's how the caliper is mounted to the forks - specifically the bolts that attatch the caliper to the fork.





On standard calipers the bolts are perpendicular to the rotation of the wheel. With radial mounted brakes the bolts are parallel to the rotation of the wheel.

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Old 10-11-2002, 05:30 AM   #24
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THe final effect: If you can lock the wheel, braking is now no longer limited by brake pads and calipers and disk, but the tire rubber.



One might want better brakes for feel reasons, but absolute power is almost invariably exceeded by the rubber.

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Old 10-11-2002, 07:45 AM   #25
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Default Re: Why no braided steel lines

Buell and Ducati have them as standard stuff.
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Old 10-11-2002, 09:13 AM   #26
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Default Re: Why Radial Brakes?

Thanks Greg. But really, isn't it more important what kind of air you put in the tire?
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Old 10-11-2002, 10:24 AM   #27
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Default Unsprung Mass

Theoretically speaking, doesn't this layout require a beefier construction to handle the torque imposed on the calipers? Then if so it would add to the unsprung mass, and affect the suspension. Any Ideas.
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Old 10-13-2002, 08:51 PM   #28
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Default Re: Why Radial Brakes?

For those of us who don't know the difference between radial and perpendicular brakes (Am I the only one who some how missed this), the article was not very useful. How about a little explanation with a diagram?
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Old 10-15-2002, 05:24 PM   #29
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Default Re: Why Radial Brakes?

Don't worry you aren't the only one. I have no clue what is going on. Wait, I never do. Oh well.
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Old 11-05-2002, 01:46 PM   #30
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Default Re: Why Radial Brakes?

First off,the steel has nothing to do with it. It's the inner teflon hose that is much stiffer,your stock ones are rubber and expand under pressure,the teflon doesn't.As for federal DOT approval,that costs more money than your small hose manufacturer wants to pass on to you in a competetive market.As for the bike manufacturers....let's just say it's a cheap shot for them,why bother when they're brakes pretty much kick ass anyway.All said the stiffer hoses don't give you any more braking power,just better feel.
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