Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Chilliwack, BC, Canada
A test ride showed that the pads which came with the caliper needed some attention. The braking was very poor initially but heated them up and they seem quite good for now. I don't know that they are as have been focused on the fitting. The Ninja master cylinder's stroke is on the edge with this caliper volume. I will surface the pads when I remove the caliper to paint and detail the fitting.
The pad make & model was part of my problem in considering friction as no way to determine even the base line. I could only agree when reading Damocles' points as cannot tie it together as yet...maybe ever? ;-)
Anyone know of a pad clamping pressure to friction chart for any bike disk pads? I'm interested as to how the "curve" trends.
OK, the impressions:
Next to new (couple of hundred miles?) Shinko Trail Master 3.00 x 21 with Tubliss on front, FWIW.
Wet road/damp road pulling the lever nearly to the grip locks the front tire and deflects the forks such that had one near miss from dumping the bike. OK, not bad!
Dry road (about 14- 15 C or 60 F) the tire cries and slides intermittently. I could manage to lock it up with a very quick and hard application. If had a tiny bit more stroke, it would lock completely. I might stick another dime to the master piston.
I think that I'm at the point where don't need any more braking effect unless ABS were available.
The set up is: 250 Ninja master cylinder with slack shimmed, braided brake hoses, Gen2 front rotor with bolt holes counter bored by 0.035", Suzuki SV650 master cylinder with unknown pads, Deville adapter plate to mount caliper to fork leg.
Cost was very low for the set-up, excepting for the unknown of the adapter plate. If there is interest, I will consult Terry to obtain a quote for a batch.
Last edited by Normk; 01-25-2015 at 08:55 PM.