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Hello, im looking to upgrade my 2005 r6 brakes.

Do any r1 gen brakes bolt on to my fork? Also, what do you guys recommend for lever and replacement rotor.
I already have had stainless steel line installed, can i reuse those if i can find a new caliper and lever?
thanks in advance.
 

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Yes. Lines can be reused. Most people that change OE R6 master cylinders go to a Brembo RCS19.
If you are just changing levers, then brake lines will have absolutely nothing to do with it. But stay away from ASV if you go just the levers route (personal preference/opinion).
Rotors all depend on what you want to spend. Cheaper route will be Galfers, more expensive will be the BrakeTech stainless and after that you get BrakeTech iron (SEVERE overkill for the street).
 

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is it safe to just buy any RCS19 on second hand, or does it need to be r6 specific(labeled by brembo off shelf) RSC19

also, how much difference in power will it make? i understand it'll make tremendous difference in feel but just wondering if its worth upgrading caliper.
 

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Your 05 has the same calipers and master cylinder as all the 3rd gen bikes. They are great components as long as they are in good working shape. You already have SS lines, so fresh fluid and good pads are all you need for excellent brakes. Forget about a caliper upgrade. The stock calipers are fantastic, again, if they are in good working order.

A 19mm Brembo is a nice upgrade over the stock MC. I have used them for many years, so I am quite fond of them. They are universal, so any one will work, as long as it's in good shape. FYI... you have to send it to Brembo if it needs a rebuild. They don't sell the parts to service the internals yourself.

Rotors... are yours worn? They last a really long time! If not, then there's really nothing to gain unless you want to get a larger set and space out your calipers. Personally, I think that's a waste. My wife's 05 has the same calipers, pads and MC as my 08, and I cannot tell the difference on the smaller rotors. Both are OEM.
 

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Like stated above 05 used the same components as the 06-16 models. However Im not one to leave things alone.

Currently Ive got the RCS19, Brembo CNC calipers, Braking batfly rotors, stainless steel lines, vented brake air ducts (more for looks honestly) and vesrah rjl pads. But with that being said now my front brake setup is technically worth more than the bike is
 
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