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Question '04-'05 Brake Thread #2 million and 1

After searching here, speaking to some local owners and from my experience the front brake is shite. Cheap lines seem to be part of the problem with the master cylinder being the main culprit.

Ive bled the brakes using many methods. Im confident the brakes are as good as theyre going to get. The inconsistency of the lever is scary as hell.

The Brembo seems like a lot of hassle to get the brake light switch and everything hooked up. Has anyone put a 06 MC on an 04-05 yet?

Has anyone tried a GSXR MC? The calipers on my 05 750 are Tokico and look very similar but use a different pad setup. Besides being killer brakes the 750 MC is a Tokico and it looks like the brake light switch on the 10 will plug right in.
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After searching here, speaking to some local owners and from my experience the front brake is shite. Cheap lines seem to be part of the problem with the master cylinder being the main culprit.

I’ve bled the brakes using many methods. I’m confident the brakes are as good as they’re going to get. The inconsistency of the lever is scary as hell.

The Brembo seems like a lot of hassle to get the brake light switch and everything hooked up. Has anyone put a ’06 MC on an ’04-05 yet?

Has anyone tried a GSXR MC? The calipers on my ’05 750 are Tokico and look very similar but use a different pad setup. Besides being killer brakes the 750 MC is a Tokico and it looks like the brake light switch on the 10 will plug right in.
I've used the m/c off the 06 gsxr 1K...

dont knos if that helps you or not...but it is radial and I imagine you can get it for relatively cheap....and Im unsure of the brakeswitch...

as far as the 750 goes...I have on in my garage...and it looks like it would work...you just need to be wary of what kind of threads your banjo bolt is or will need to be.

and it is possible to get the 10 brakes pretty good...not as good as with the g1K radial m/c...but good none the less!




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hook up with Brad @ superbike supply.the switch he sent with my brembo worked just fine, snug fit,but not as bad as it sounds.250$ complete 19x18 with res. and switch delivered.the feel is so sweeet!!well worth the $ and time
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I've used the m/c off the 06 gsxr 1K...

dont knos if that helps you or not...but it is radial and I imagine you can get it for relatively cheap....and Im unsure of the brakeswitch...

as far as the 750 goes...I have on in my garage...and it looks like it would work...you just need to be wary of what kind of threads your banjo bolt is or will need to be.

and it is possible to get the 10 brakes pretty good...not as good as with the g1K radial m/c...but good none the less!
This sounds promising. I'm not sure of my terminology here but there is a "ratio?" of the the MC piston to the caliper piston. I believe Brembo offers three choices? Was the 06 GSXR 1K MC overly sensitve? Or did it require a lot of pressure?
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Theres also the 05 zx6 (636) radial MC to consider, in fact it may very well be the same as the 06 10r.

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