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Re: R1150RT mods

Do you use braided brake lines with ABS????????????
Bob Silas
'94 RS

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kurt Synder" <snyderk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 2:47 PM
Subject: R1150RT mods

> I have a 95 R1100RSL with a Works front shock and Ohlins Rear Shock. I 
> have Speigler braided brake lines and EBC HH brake pads. I have been 
> running this combo for about 30000 miles. Original shocks had 30000 and 
> were shot. I tested a 2002 R1150RT this fall with about 10,000 miles 
> showing. My bike handled much better and my brakes were more effective 
> and had better modulation that the hew RT bike. The RT was more 
> comfortable but just didn't work as well in the corners. I swapped bikes 
> with a FZ1 rider for 20 miles and he commented on how good my bike was 
> in the corners.
> I did use a Two Brothers exhaust for a couple years but removed it 
> because on quality issues and the need for frequent repacking. I was 
> fairly loud but had a good sound. I dynoed the bike with the Two 
> Brothers  and with stock. The top end readings were 85.6 hp stock, 85.5 
> TB. Torque was 68.8 stock and 68.6 TB. There were differences of 2-4 hp 
> through the range but the curves crossed several times so no real 
>  advantage to either system on my bike. The Two Brothers mounting system 
> was not very secure on my bike. 
> Kurt Snyder
> Northfield VT