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mattman631 mattman631
8/17/2017 11:02 AM

So I am looking to upgrade my YZ front brake master cylinder as the stock 08+ units are junk. I purchased a Honda master and a new unbreakable lever for 07+ hondas but come to find out the master I bought was the older style. So I have a brand new front brake lever for a 07+ honda so my first thought was to get the honda master but I cannot find one anywere, everything is the older style with the smaller lever. I have found a few KTM/brembo units so my question is which one would be better? any opinions?

Before you ask, I have an oversized rotor and braided steel lines on my YZ but still cannot get a comfortable feeling at the lever even after rebuilding the master...

YZ250X
YZ125

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Slosh 112 Slosh 112
8/18/2017 2:00 AM

I would definitely get a brembo unit. Obviously they are designed for the Brembo Calipers with have a higher volume and bigger piston diameters in most cases so they are usually a bigger piston design in the master cylinders. Well in the ones I've seen they are unsure about the newer stuff.

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Zesiger 112 Zesiger 112
8/18/2017 7:21 AM

Check motostuff.com they sell crf master cylinders. I remember geico Honda ran brembo units on their bikes at one point.

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ktm-5 ktm-5
8/18/2017 3:19 PM

Brembo is best

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mattman631 mattman631
8/19/2017 11:31 AM

Any specific years of Brembo master that is better than others?

YZ250X
YZ125

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Zesiger 112 Zesiger 112
8/19/2017 2:50 PM

Look through the mxa articles for ktms. The newer year models had a different master cylinder that softened the brakes. But only in the last few years.

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mattman631 mattman631
8/21/2017 7:54 AM

Ended up buying a Brembo master off a 2015 sxf off Ebay. Anything is better than the stock unit on 08+

YZ250X
YZ125

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Zesiger 112 Zesiger 112
8/21/2017 6:53 PM

Let us know how it feels, I have a 2011 yz250 and would like to try brake options. Which do you think makes the biggest difference? Master cylinder, line, or Rotor?

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FGR01 FGR01
8/21/2017 9:04 PM

In 2008 they made the front caliper "smaller and lighter". Some folks say this also made it more flexy and they swear they can feel the difference. I think you can slide the older caliper or a Honda caliper right onto the pins.

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mattman631 mattman631
8/22/2017 8:19 AM
FGR01 wrote:

In 2008 they made the ...more

Yeah I have a few of the older calipers but never tried them with the different masters. I have an 05 125 and the brakes are decent but could be better. When I got my Honda master it came with a caliper and it bolted right up. Because it's obviously larger than the stock YZ caliper I just left it on.

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YZ125

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