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post #1 of 14 Old 05-26-2007, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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2007 kawasaki zx-10r brakes!

Okay.. I've been reading a lot of posts about zx-10r poor brakes. It's spongy..

I know I have this on my bike.

But for some reason I'm starting to like this sponginess. It allowed to rolling stoppies easy, and a few times I'm gone fast and broke the triple digit and a car moves into my lane, it brakes really fast and very good, even with the sponginess.

Is this okay?? What does everyone think? (not the speeding, but the brakes?)

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I like rolling stoppies............
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If you ever need good braking power like for the track or whatever, all you need is some braided steel brake lines. Stock break lines are rubber which tend to expand when hot, thats when you feel that sponginess...
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Superbike kit from Galfer is amazing, but it bites!!!
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did you say you have the superbike gafler line?

And it bite? Does your brake lever feel spongy?

What did you do? I have the superbike gafler line on my 2007 zx-10r and it feels like how stock lines were the first day.

could you please help me identify these problems?

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Bleed 'em??
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I did, but they still feel spongy. I bled from the mc nipple and the calipers nipple. The lever still feels spongy, exactly like stock.

Other on here have said it's the MC. 2007 ZX-10R have weak MC?

Does anyone with 2007 zx-10r have superbike lines with firm, solid brake feels?

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I did, but they still feel spongy. I bled from the mc nipple and the calipers nipple. The lever still feels spongy, exactly like stock.

Other on here have said it's the MC. 2007 ZX-10R have weak MC?

Does anyone with 2007 zx-10r have superbike lines with firm, solid brake feels?

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Bleed them again. Bleed from the calipers first then the MC. I am actually liking the stock brake feel and lack of instant bite. I can now trail brake deep into corners and not worry about the bike standing up or losing the front tire. So I am not carrying more corner speed. SWEET! But definitely get new lines.

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Bleed them again. Bleed from the calipers first then the MC. I am actually liking the stock brake feel and lack of instant bite. I can now trail brake deep into corners and not worry about the bike standing up or losing the front tire. So I am not carrying more corner speed. SWEET! But definitely get new lines.
He HAS new lines......

Are you saying that you PREFER to have inferior stopping power to compensate for the lack of smoothness at the brake lever?
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No one likes "inferior" when braking. But an aquired taste is just that. Initial bite? or progressive? I think that I chose the wrong pads, initial bite is pretty darn good. Not used to that.

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