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Thread: First track day bike setup: brakes?

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    Default First track day bike setup: brakes?

    Hello all,

    Let me just say that I have a lot of track experience with cars. However I will be attending my first bike day at Palmer this month.

    My question is what should be done about the brakes on my stock bike. I know that going to the track in a car with stock pads/fluid is basically asking to hit a wall... Is the same true for bikes? Is brake fade a real problem?

    What would people recommend for a pad upgrade?

    Bike is a Honda CBR650F with stock pads and fluid. Tires are Dunlop Q2 front and Dunlop Q3 rear.

    School me

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    if you over ride your stockers that bad at your first bike track day ever then you are one badass motherfucker.

    as long as your pads are good and dont need replaced your fine.
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    Is there more than 50% of meat left in the pads? If so, just ride it.

    I wouldn't worry about it unless you don't have enough pad left.
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    Hi Kris.


    They're fine.

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    Very good. I'll double check pad life and not worry about it.

    Dan,

    You gonna be at Palmer on the 19th?

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    Nothing wrong with a fresh bleed and cleaning out any crud so the pads move freely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justboosted02 View Post
    Very good. I'll double check pad life and not worry about it.

    Dan,

    You gonna be at Palmer on the 19th?
    I will!
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    Yeah I always make sure I change my fluid at the beginning of every season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctbandit View Post
    I will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justboosted02 View Post
    Come say hi, I'll be the FNG with the grin ear to ear
    Just like every other FNG lol!
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