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    Brembo RCS19 or RCS17? Also, clutch levers?

    Well? Googled and googled and googled, and searched and searched. I can't seem to figure out, do these bikes (07.5 Factory) prefer an RCS17 or RCS19 brake master cylinder? Also, what clutch levers are ya'll running? I want to put some nice quality black levers on, but I'm not willing to run something like "Vortex" or "ASV," for whatever reason I've never liked the shape of them.

    So, what say you???
    Current: '07 Aprilia Tuono Factory, '07 BMW R1200GS
    Past: '14 Aprilia Tuono V4, '17 KTM RC390, '07 KTM Superduke 990, '07 Husqvarna SM610

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    I'm using a 2012 RSV4 brake MC and a RSVR clutch MC, with folding CRG levers.
    Not sure of diameter of MC's but the feel is more progressive and braking easier.

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    Ah. Ya. I had a V4 before, no thanks on that bikes MC. Wasn't a huge fan of it either. I'm sure it's better than our stock MC though. Those levers look good.
    Current: '07 Aprilia Tuono Factory, '07 BMW R1200GS
    Past: '14 Aprilia Tuono V4, '17 KTM RC390, '07 KTM Superduke 990, '07 Husqvarna SM610

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    RCS19. RCS17 will be too small hence soft.
    I run a RCS19 in the 18 (red) position with stock Mille R rotors, later bridged type axial calipers, with DP race pads RDP 638 and braided lines.
    Great feel, tons of braking.
    Last edited by Bill R; 06-27-2019 at 08:10 AM.
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    2 Black 1998 Suzuki TL 1000S's

    2001 Mille R/RR track bike - 08 engine, Amauri's big bore kit, 4 intake cams 108/112, 57mm Tb's, BGG 440cc injectors, Stefano's dual CF velocity stacks,
    Gabro's RP-RR chip, PC3, Evo air box spacer/fuel reg/ignition amp, modded Arrow 71100PR 2-1 exhaust, Brembo RCS masters, STM slipper, MPL slave,
    Dyno Jet quick shifter, Speedycom thumb brake, Woodcraft rearsets with Vortex pegs, 520-16/45, 180/60, Sharkskinz.

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    Great. Thx.
    Current: '07 Aprilia Tuono Factory, '07 BMW R1200GS
    Past: '14 Aprilia Tuono V4, '17 KTM RC390, '07 KTM Superduke 990, '07 Husqvarna SM610

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    Ran a RCS19x20 on my RSVR all last season, incredible upgrade from stock imo. Just posted my kit up for sale in the parts section if you're interested.
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    '17 TV4 Factory
    '07 RSVR Factory (For Sale)

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    Does it come with a brake switch? I know the 19x20 doesn't have a brake switch pocket built in so you usually have to buy an aftermarket one and fit it.
    Current: '07 Aprilia Tuono Factory, '07 BMW R1200GS
    Past: '14 Aprilia Tuono V4, '17 KTM RC390, '07 KTM Superduke 990, '07 Husqvarna SM610

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    For your clutch side if you go with the RCS, I run the RCS16-16/18 in the 18 position with a MPL slave & STM slipper clutch.
    No issues, very happy with it. Yet to try it in the 16 position. Been running it for 4 years now.
    Current Rides

    2 Black 1998 Suzuki TL 1000S's

    2001 Mille R/RR track bike - 08 engine, Amauri's big bore kit, 4 intake cams 108/112, 57mm Tb's, BGG 440cc injectors, Stefano's dual CF velocity stacks,
    Gabro's RP-RR chip, PC3, Evo air box spacer/fuel reg/ignition amp, modded Arrow 71100PR 2-1 exhaust, Brembo RCS masters, STM slipper, MPL slave,
    Dyno Jet quick shifter, Speedycom thumb brake, Woodcraft rearsets with Vortex pegs, 520-16/45, 180/60, Sharkskinz.

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    My factory has a rcs 16/18 for the clutch and a rcs 19 for the brake. works perfect

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