Spent the day yesterday at Spokane County Raceway and I have come to conclusion that I need better brakes on my 919. The stockers did reasonably well all things considered but after I met with a couple of 100+mph entries with basically NO front brakes I had to back way off my pace just to make sure I would be able to slow down in time to make the turns. So, what are my options to get some better clamps on that front wheel? I've been searching for a while to get info on the rc51 front end swap but there doesn't appear to be anything more descriptive than "yeah I did it, check my pics" and the occasional bit about triple trees that don't quite fit so i don't want to go down that path until I can find something else out about it. Even if I can't do a front end swap I definitely need bigger rotors and more/better pad options than what's currently out there. I do have a set of stainless lines on it already which helped with lever feel but not a lot with actual stopping power.
And BTW, I'll throw this out there since I've seen a fair amount of 919 track bike bashing here. I have a dedicated track bike ('00 Aprilia RS250). The 919 gets track time because it's a helluva lot easier to ride than the Ape which gives me a chance to get some laps in without having to work as hard. I am NOT looking for opinions about whether I should or should not be using the bike on the track because I am going to regardless. All I need to know is how I can make my brakes work better so I don't end up in the weeds.
I am using EBC Wavy Rotors with HH pads on my 919.
The brakes are fine, although I will admit I have thought about "more".
I do lots of Track Day miles. (700 + miles last year, should be about 350 this year)
I'm doing 135 mph before braking for a 3rd gear turn, in other words heavy braking every lap.
I have not even changed the brake fluid yet, nor put on my braided lines.
I got the wavy rotors purely for looks.
If I was to buy rotors again, I'd probably go simple round. I did not like the pulse I got in the beginning before everything was bedded in.
I've been toying with the idea of 929/954 calipers/rotors/master figuring they would be easier to get than RC51 items. By the way, I have a fully reworked front end, I wanted to keep the old school look and not go upside down inside.