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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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Question 2018 R6 - Braking Performance Upgrade

Hi guys, I ride 2018 Yamaha R6 with all stock items except full exhaust system. I mainly ride fast on twisties road on a mountain here because we don't have a track here.

I was looking to upgrade my braking system and had few thoughts on keeping the stock calliper, replacing the brake pads to (Brembo?Galfer? TRW? if you guys can give me your thoughts on which ones are better), also replacing the front brake discs to either Brembo (T-drive or Supersports) or Galfer (Street disc wave or oversize grooved disc wave) and replacing the brake lines to HEL or Earls.

Also I would be very much interested to know what braking system do you have on your 2017 - 2019 R6?

Many thanks for your kind replies
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 06:29 AM
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Re: 2018 R6 - Braking Performance Upgrade

Why are you looking to upgrade the braking system? Is it not enough bite? Not a direct feel? Are you out riding the current braking system? Do you have pulsation or brake fade?

What's the logic behind your decision?
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...I mainly ride fast on twisties road on a mountain here because we don't have a track here.
I was looking to upgrade my braking system and had few thoughts on keeping the stock calliper, replacing the brake pads to (Brembo?Galfer? TRW? if you guys can give me your thoughts on which ones are better), also replacing the front brake discs to either Brembo (T-drive or Supersports) or Galfer (Street disc wave or oversize grooved disc wave) and replacing the brake lines to HEL or Earls.
Also I would be very much interested to know what braking system do you have on your 2017 - 2019 R6?
Many thanks for your kind replies
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outside of pads...what is the problem with the stock system?
The problem with putting higher performance brake components on a street bike is you now up the systems operating temp AND maintenance schedule.
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Re: 2018 R6 - Braking Performance Upgrade

Bone stock 2017 can grab at 155mph and haul her down below 90 just fine without the abs interfering! Only activated the abs in a gravel driveway to function check it.

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When I purchased my 2 2018 R6ís in May, I was unpleasantly surprised at the stock brake feel. The street one was a gift for my son, so I wanted to leave the ABS functioning. I installed stainless lines and EBC Extreme Pro pads. This was a huge improvement in power and feel.

On my R6, the plan was to make a nice track bike, so I removed the ABS system, installed Brembo T Drive rotors, Brembo M4 Monoblock calipers, Brembo RCS 19 master cylinder, stainless lines, and BST carbon wheels. Unfortunately, I got hit by a suburban while I was test riding the new 2020 BMW S1000RR and spent 5 days in the trauma center with a dozen broken bones, so I havenít been able to ride for a couple of months while I heal. I have every reason to believe that the bike will have excellent braking performance.

2 2018 R6ís, white (street for my son) SOLD after I got hit by a suburban while riding 2020 S1000RR. Blue (track bike). BST, Graves, Tune, smog plates, Brembo master cylinder and M4 calipers and T-Drive rotors, Carbonin bodywork, speedcell battery, ÷hlins full suspension, Dunlop slicks.

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When I purchased my 2 2018 R6ís in May, I was unpleasantly surprised at the stock brake feel. The street one was a gift for my son, so I wanted to leave the ABS functioning. I installed stainless lines and EBC Extreme Pro pads. This was a huge improvement in power and feel.

On my R6, the plan was to make a nice track bike, so I removed the ABS system, installed Brembo T Drive rotors, Brembo M4 Monoblock calipers, Brembo RCS 19 master cylinder, stainless lines, and BST carbon wheels. Unfortunately, I got hit by a suburban while I was test riding the new 2020 BMW S1000RR and spent 5 days in the trauma center with a dozen broken bones, so I havenít been able to ride for a couple of months while I heal. I have every reason to believe that the bike will have excellent braking performance.
sorry about your incident.
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Thats alot of hardware on the front...lol. Basically the cost of a good used 3rd gen bike...
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