Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Golden, CO, USA
Thanks for the contribution - something is clearly amiss, specifically regarding how excessive the lever travel is that you described. It is possible that the Brembo is defective, and perhaps more likely that air is getting into your brake line(s) - as you mentioned copious bleeding. To place this in perspective I measured the brake lever to throttle distance at approx. 3". On my RR with the 19 RCS I cannot pull the lever in more than 1". The feel is quite rigid & I can not possibly get the lever all the way in. On my K13 I have up to 1 1/2" of travel - however, this increases with aggressive riding.
The problem we all want to improve is brake fade, where the lever gets softer, travel increases, & performance goes away. The 19 RCS on my RR remains significantly more rigid, all day long at the track, & I use the top digit of my index finger only to apply minimal pressure that obtains incredible performance.
Does anyone know which other platforms have the identical master as on the 2011 K13, & has anyone upgraded to the Brembo 19?