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Daytona Deliberations For owners and riders of Daytona 900, 955, 1000 & 1200

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Momentarily bringing this back to life...

The brakes are finally done.

New caliper seals have been installed, the pistons have been cleaned, everything is lubed, greased and what not.

New brake pads...SBS sintered.

And while i was at it i did the dual brake line mod because i was going to do it at some point so why not now and get it over with?

Result, combined with the radial master...even with the brake pads still fresh and bedding in, the bike feels like it'll stand on its nose with two-fingered braking.

Finally.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Also, because i'm an idiot and i realized that i forgot to plug the SAI reed valves when i disconnected the servo and plugged the airbox, i got that done (thanks Sardinecan).

The very loud pop i got when i closed the throttle from high RPM seems to be gone and the bike pulls a lot cleaner and easier. Feels a lot stronger along the whole range. It might be in my head but i really don't think so.

So, as it stands, i'm really happy with where the bike is right now. Except that i need tires. It really just never ends.

From what is readily available here at a 190-55 rear, i'm looking at Conti Road Attack 2, Metzeler Z8, the Pirelli Angel or the Dunlop Roadsmart (not 2, the original). None of which i have any experience with...choices choices.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Cos 07, I recently put Angels on my '98. They're also basically the same as their sister Z8, BTW. I really like them after ~1500 miles (~2400 KM). I mounted a 190-55 rear with no regrets. They're actually targeted for a heavier sport tourer with a stiffer sidewall than a true sportbike tire's and while that difference is noticeable at first, has proven to be a non issue for me (I switched from a set of Corsas).

Not on your list is the Avon Storm, which deliver great performance/mileage for a friend's '99.

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:45 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Cos 07, I recently put Angels on my '98. They're also basically the same as their sister Z8, BTW. I really like them after ~1500 miles (~2400 KM). I mounted a 190-55 rear with no regrets. They're actually targeted for a heavier sport tourer with a stiffer sidewall than a true sportbike tire's and while that difference is noticeable at first, has proven to be a non issue for me (I switched from a set of Corsas).

Not on your list is the Avon Storm, which deliver great performance/mileage for a friend's '99.

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I did look at the Avons but there doesn't seem to be a 190-55 option, and i'm determined to try that out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #55 (permalink)
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... The pressure loss from the connection where the 2 lines meet on the right side caliper would be some minimal that brake fade does not seem noticeable. ...
There is zero difference in pressure whether one line or two.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:24 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Well, after some deliberation, i'm going with the Metzeler Z8. 190-55 rear. I'm running a 44 tooth rear sprocket so that should be ok with the new tire.

Tires will be fitted on Monday. I'm anywhere between excited (new tires, yay) and nervous because although i've heard good things, this is the first set of Metzelers i've ever had on a bike so we'll see.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Just curious how you liked the Z8S? I'm going to need new tires I'm the spring and an not sure what I'm going to go with.

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Love the Z8. Definitely go for the 190-55
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