Brembo 12mm master cylinder with single F08 caliper

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Brembo 12mm master cylinder with single F08 caliper

Post by TD250 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:27 am

I have a Brembo 12mm master cylinder with single F08 caliper and noticed that when I finally managed to fully bleed the system the lever movement / travel once the brake pads have been pumped onto the disc is minimal. Is this normal for this combination?

Would a 11 mm master cylinder produce a little move lever movement / travel?

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Re: Brembo 12mm master cylinder with single F08 caliper

Post by baddean » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:36 pm

TD250 wrote:I have a Brembo 12mm master cylinder with single F08 caliper and noticed that when I finally managed to fully bleed the system the lever movement / travel once the brake pads have been pumped onto the disc is minimal. Is this normal for this combination?

Would a 11 mm master cylinder produce a little move lever movement / travel?
Hey TD,
I have a 12mm Nissin master cylinder mated to a single F08 caliper and stainless braided line with the same results.
Little travel but great brakes.
Sorry, can't answer whether or not the 11mm master would help.
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Re: Brembo 12mm master cylinder with single F08 caliper

Post by TD250 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:28 pm

Hey TD,
I have a 12mm Nissin master cylinder mated to a single F08 caliper and stainless braided line with the same results.
Little travel but great brakes.
Sorry, can't answer whether or not the 11mm master would help.
Dean[/quote]

Hi Dean

Thanks for your reply and now I know that what I have done is correct for that combination of master cylinder and caliper. At the moment; I have a standard lever fitted and it a bit of a stretch for me and I am wondering if a dog leg lever would be beneficial?
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Post by baddean » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:37 pm

TD,
A dog leg would help if you have trouble reaching the lever.
An adjustable lever might be an option as well.
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Post by BevHevSteve » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:12 pm

i think the 12mm brembo with either the F08 or the P108 caliper, joined with stainless steel line and using galfer green pads is the best combo for you a GT or Sport....

excellent brakes, not much travel, but I like it that way
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lockheed caliper

Post by stian buksa » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:00 pm

Has anybody tried combining a 12 mm brembo with a lockheed caliper ?

I see very little mentioning of the lockheed calipers fitted to the roundcase GT. Is that because its a bad caliper, or is it simply because it is rare ?

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