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Brakes in extreme heat...

School me please. Saturday and Sunday it'll be 95 degrees at Autobahn...i do NOT have steel braided lines...should I be worried?

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School me please. Saturday and Sunday it'll be 95 degrees at Autobahn...i do NOT have steel braided lines...should I be worried?
Nope. Mine aren't braided either and they worked just fine in the same heat at Putnam. Only words of advice, drink plenty of water and open the vents on your lid.




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Nope. Mine aren't braided either and they worked just fine in the same heat at Putnam. Only words of advice, drink plenty of water and open the vents on your lid.
Thank you for your wisdom friend. Yes, I'm bringing 24 pack of water for the weekend ha, only water...no gatorade or any of that bs lol

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Not to scare you, but I had a little brake fade on my second track day without SS lines.

Doesn't happen to everyone.
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Not to scare you, but I had a little brake fade on my second track day without SS lines.

Doesn't happen to everyone.
I'll just have to be careful and prepare to run off on every corner lol

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Thank you for your wisdom friend. Yes, I'm bringing 24 pack of water for the weekend ha, only water...no gatorade or any of that bs lol
No prob, but you may want to consider a few gatorades for the afternoon. Water is great to hydrate you (you should be drinking it Friday to prepare for Saturday) , gatorade rehydrates (replenishes lost electrolytes). However, STT provides those and bananas (avoid cramps) free of charge




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No prob, but you may want to consider a few gatorades for the afternoon. Water is great to hydrate you, gatorade rehydrates (replenishes lost electrolytes). However, STT provides those and bananas (avoid cramps) free of charge
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it should all depend on how much heat you are generating through brake use, if you get the rubber hot enough it will relax a bit and give you that spongy feeling. but if your not running a pace thats fast enough to get your braking system that hot then you wont have any problems. I ran my street bike well into I pace with rubber lines and was still ok with very little fade.
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it should all depend on how much heat you are generating through brake use, if you get the rubber hot enough it will relax a bit and give you that spongy feeling. but if your not running a pace thats fast enough to get your braking system that hot then you wont have any problems. I ran my street bike well into I pace with rubber lines and was still ok with very little fade.
+1 Very well put and it makes sense, thank you

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Exactly. Unless you're running at race pace and haven't changed your brake fluid in 3 years, shouldn't have a problem.

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Exactly. Unless you're running at race pace and haven't changed your brake fluid in 3 years, shouldn't have a problem.
Good point! My fluid was changed on the 4th of July (Thanks Bobby and Asians) Could be a reason why I had no problems. Plus I was only at I pace.




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Bleed your brakes if you havent very recently, it will help wonders with fade

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Brake maintenance
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is not something to mess around with. Clean and bleed them often or bad things may happen.

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Brakes in extreme heat... School me please.
Wll... expect your brakes to shed trace amounts of fluid for 3-5 days. As well, they will retain water. Expect erratic behavior, irratability... etc.

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Wll... expect your brakes to shed trace amounts of fluid for 3-5 days. As well, they will retain water. Expect erratic behavior, irratability... etc.

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Brake maintenance
(Ron Hix no brake crash)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEf2NaAMnCc
is not something to mess around with. Clean and bleed them often or bad things may happen.
Holy shit is there a post about this? Is he ok? Jesus first I want to know what it is like to be Ron Hix on that bike because he destroys people! God I hope he is ok that was crazy. Any advise to younger riders if that situation happens to us? Is it best to keep trying to take the corner knowing you will go wide and lowside, or was it better that you just lock up the back brake and ride it out straight?
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