Zap Strapping Rear Brake Reservoir OK?

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  1. Manveer

    Manveer New Member

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    hello everyone

    I'm thinking of going with the budget option of risers instead of woodcraft rear sets for my bike. The adapter plates I'm looking at don't come with a rear brake reservoir bracket to accommodate for the change in positioning. Would I be able to pass a tech inspection on a race day with the reservoir zap strapped like shown in the picture above?


    thanks in advance
     
  2. HWY99

    HWY99 Team Green

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    Manveer, the brake reservoir isn't inside the frame protected from a crash. You could relocate it or get a tube type reservoir like below from Marbod at MSpeed. It's worth investing in rearsets because they crash better and fixed pegs are more secure for racing.
     

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  3. Jaybo

    Jaybo if you want blood

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    Im not going to answer whether it will pass tech, it's a bit of a close call. I know I would feel better with some safety wire on there as opposed to just some zap straps. I also don't like the location you've chosen. Perhaps it will fit behind the exhaust hanger? Realistically your best option is doing a "rear brake reservoir delete modification" as shown in the example link

    http://www.600rr.net/vb/103-03-06-rr/132170-how-rear-brake-reservoir-delete.html
     
  4. Schoey

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    As a tech inspector, I would not pass that.

    I suggest doing the delete modification as Jason has mentioned. Because it's not secure, it might catch on your leathers, and if that happens, it will end up a disaster for somebody. That's what we're trying to prevent. Very few racers even use the rear brake, so the fluid doesn't heat up. I haven't used mine in 13 years.
     
  5. Manveer

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    thanks for the input I'll look into the reservoir delete mod
     
  6. *Jay*

    *Jay* Member WMRC Exec

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    I use my rear brake and will likely do the delete mod this year.
     
  7. HWY99

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    Especially for turn 4 :swear:
     

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