BIRA System 3 opinions?

Henry A Harper III hah at
Sat Jan 31 01:05:40 EST 2004

On Friday, January 30, 2004 9:24 PM, Brett Dikeman [SMTP:brett at] 
> At 8:49 PM -0700 1/30/04, Henry A Harper III wrote:
> >We need one more person (have 4, want 5)  with UFOs to make that Sys2/UFO
> >bracket set more economically attractive. I'm one of the 4, swayed by the
> >availability of Hakka-2s in 17" neu-S4 sizes. Upgrades for G60s are a little
> >cheaper than the Sys2/UFO, but I don't really care about them :)
> What's the current pricing for UFOs if we get a 5th, and how much
> will it go down with each person?
> The bracket cost was most of the reason going from UFO's to BIRA was
> completely cost prohibitive(it'd take 6 sets of pads+rotors before
> you -broke even-), so if we can get the cost down, it's a whole other
> ballgame, because by all accounts, they're better in all other
> regards(well, save the loss of 15" rims...)  Easier servicing, better
> pad choices, better modulation...yes?
> I'd be in if the price dropped...I think my (brand new) UFOs are just
> about permanently warped after the MC locked up on me half-way from
> home and overheated them a year or two ago.  They get worse as they
> heat up, too; wobbles gets VERY bad, and effective stopping power
> goes way down...which is not my usual experience(usually they
> straighten out if you get 'em hot, and they should have plenty of
> staying power).  Siiigh.

I don't think I am authorized to disclose the estimated price range specified 
in the email because it was designated not for distribution outside of the 
membership, and I am just a newbie BIRA member, so I will leave that to one of 
the Gregs. Therefore, without going into such details, suffice it to say that 
the more brackets ordered at one time, the lower the price of the brackets. 
That's just simple economics of scale, Adam Smith, no secret there.

Please join and decrease the cost for all of us :)


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