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Has anyone fitted a Beringer 4 pot caliper to their Bonnie? Are floating discs worth the expense? What are the best pads available? I don't know of a left hand fork slider with caliper mounts cast on, but being bought in by Triumph, perhaps the makers had sold the type to some other marque who may have used a twin disc setup, now that would be nice to know! But anyway what is the best brake set up possible right now?
 

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I recently installed a floating disc on the front. I have less than 100 mi on it, but it already works as well if not better than the stock did. When it actually gets broken in it should really be something. I got it from New Bonneville along with the pads. I didn't want to get a different caliper due to expense & not wanting to change out the front fender. Is it worth the $$ ? I'm sure I got it at a fair price for what that's worth, but did I really NEED it ? No, not really. But if I cared about that I'd be driving a car.
 

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If you want to keep things a little more stock, you might replace the factory pads with EBC HH brake pads, front and rear.

Part of the lack of effectiveness of the stock calipers has to do with the fact that they are very hard to keep properly bled. This is solved with speed bleeders, also avaliable from newbonneville.com. These are easy fixes and won't take long to install.
 

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Defintely consider steel braided lines. Much better feel for not a lot of cash. Other than the steel lines my brakes are stock and I generally only use one finger on the lever.

I got the ones from newbonneville, best upgrade to date.
 

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I've had the AP Racing front brake that comes in the Norman Hyde upgrade kit. It has a fully floating 320mm (stock is fixed 310) rotor and a four-piston caliper. It works like you'd hope and expect...

By the way, my dealer's staff stated that my 2005 T100 had stainless lines beneath the rubber outer coating... said they all have that (don't know if he meant all Bonnies). Does anyone happen do have knowledge concerning that representation? Does it and do they?
 

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Forgot to mention, I also have a stainless steel front brake line. They ARE worth the $$. I had stainless lines & a dual front disc setup on my Harley & it stopped like a sport bike. If you don't do anything else that will make a huge difference.
 

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I thought we all had stainless steel brake lines??? :-D

Larry
 

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I do not want to cut one up to verify but the stock ones look just like any other brake line. Would they spend the extra $$$$$ to source the steel braided goods and then pay even more to coat them with black plastic to fool everyone into thinking they didn't get the good ones? If they were I would have thought at min they would coat clear to show the upgrade.

Anyone know one way or the other????
 

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I believe all the Bonnie derivatives have stainless brake lines covered with a black plastic sheath (presumably to retain an "authentic" look). Like with almost anyything you can buy, there are varying qualities of stainless lines, so you may well still experience an improvement in brake feel by replacing the stock (stainless) lines with some from Goodridge or Earls (for example).
 
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