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Author Topic: Lyndall Brakes  (Read 389 times)

lolachampcar

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Lyndall Brakes
« on: February 13, 2017, 01:49:36 AM »

Anyone tried these guy's Carbon/Ceramic brakes?  Even the newest brakes on my SR really kinda stink.  Perhaps I've just been spoiled by Liter class bikes that, even at 400 lbs, can really stop.

http://www.lyndallbrakes.com
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Re: Lyndall Brakes
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 05:01:41 AM »

Someone has to step up and figure out a fitment for that.

The 2015+ front wheel support is a 5-point standoff with the bolt centers about 118mm (+/-2mm) from the center of the wheel. I know this for DSR wheel covers, so you'll need a much better measurement to ask about a fit. And the SR may be different anyway; I figured the disc is the same to reduce Zero's parts complexities but I haven't checked.
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Re: Lyndall Brakes
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 06:53:04 AM »

I've never head of Lyndall, but their stuff seems pretty good.  Like many aftermarket sites they have limited-selection drop-down menus and don't really provide many specs, so it might be a challenge finding something that without-a-doubt fits the SR.

For your front brake... having had good results with it on my bike, I'd highly recommend replacing just the master cylinder. 

Some numbers for the '15-'17 SR OEM front brake hydraulics:

Caliper piston area: @ 1509 mm2 (total)
MC piston area: @ 126 mm2
Hydraulic-advantage ratio: 11.9:1

A 9.5mm-piston MC  - like the Nissin 3/8 I put on my 'MX' bike - would give the SR a 21.1:1 ratio, or @ 78% more pad pressure than the OEM 12.7mm MC.  Any Brembo, Nissin, etc. 9.5mm / .375" MC w/switch should drop right in and make a huge difference, and you won't have to touch anything else.

On the rear, the 11mm MC from the FX (Zero p/n 25-06731) has 49mm M6 bolt spacing / rear reservoir hose / top output / clevis, and should give @ 19% more pad pressure than the SR 12mm MC. This won't be a night-and-day difference like the front MC change, but it should still be very noticeable.

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Re: Lyndall Brakes
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 08:10:47 AM »

I've used Lyndall Gold pads on my Buell XB12Ss Lightning Long when I still had that bike.  They require a "breaking in" process which was explained on the packaging, and once this was performed they worked VERY well.  Good feel through the lever and almost no fade after repeated usage.
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Re: Lyndall Brakes
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 02:59:38 PM »

I made this based on rayivers' stats and recommendations: http://zeromanual.com/index.php/Unofficial_Service_Manual#Brake_Hydraulics
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