Author Way to stop the wobble - retro-fit?  (Read 3880 times)

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    Way to stop the wobble - retro-fit?
    on: May 24, 2023, 04:33:29 pm
    May 24, 2023, 04:33:29 pm
    Can the brake fluid reservoir from a 2016 BMW S1000XR (integrated) be made to work on a gen1 S1000R?

    I've been offered one cheaply and want to know if it'll work. The cheap-looking and wobbly stock setup has irked me for too long!  :002:

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    Re: Way to stop the wobble - retro-fit?
    Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 01:30:15 am
    May 25, 2023, 01:30:15 am
    I believe the older MC (plastic fluid tank) is made by Brembo. I think the newer MC is made by Hayes. I had a 2015 and 2017 & currently own a 2022 S1KR. I liked the Brembo a little better and also found it much more difficult to fit handguards with the Hayes. I actually looked into buying a 2015 MC for the 2017, but found that BMW replaced the Brembo with the Hayes under the 2015 part number.

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    Re: Way to stop the wobble - retro-fit?
    Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 01:46:14 am
    May 25, 2023, 01:46:14 am
    just a note since I have a 2014 R and 2016 XR in the garage. I hated the brakes on my XR, they were soft and floppy compared to the R, even after many bleeds. I changed the stock XR MC (which is an Axial MC btw) to a Radial mc, and could not be happier. If the floppy reservoir is not your thing you could but on a Rizoma(or any other aftermarket) reservoir.

    As an aside, the calipers on the R and XR have different piston sizes (R - 3x34mm, XR - 4x32mm), so the R mc may over power the XR calipers and give you 'wooden' feel at the brake lever.

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    Re: Way to stop the wobble - retro-fit?
    Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 05:58:59 am
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    If it is the wobble that bothers you most - then just fit an o-ring between the mounting ear and the bracket.
    I did that and then fitted a reservoir sock over it and left it at that.

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    Re: Way to stop the wobble - retro-fit?
    Reply #4 on: May 25, 2023, 12:58:09 pm
    May 25, 2023, 12:58:09 pm
    Thanks for the insightful replies chaps. I'll abandon this idea and grab a Rizoma.  :028:

     



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