Gen 2: 2006-2007 Front brake system replacement, master+calipers. (2007 zx10r) - Kawasaki
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post #1 of 6 Old 10-13-2019, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Front brake system replacement, master+calipers. (2007 zx10r)

Hello, what do folks recommend for a bolt-on full front brake system replacement for a 2007 zx10r (including model/year for the parts)? (better braking and low maintenance + bolt on)

Reason: my 2007 zx10r front brake system recently started to get extremely soft when bike sits for a few days and it's time to treat myself to a new system after 12 years instead of debugging the old crufty one.

(I do not see any evidence of leaks and think this might as well be a good time to upgrade from stock calipers and master and just redo the entire system now that the bike is holy cow 12 years old! :) )
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-13-2019, 12:51 PM
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Most just keep the stock mc and ditch the calipers for pair of nissin calipers from the later model zx6r, zx14. Big difference in braking and there a direct fit i also have a pair fs if interested. _source=app

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I agree with the above, later 6 or 14 calipers, braided lines and good pads. Huge Huge difference.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-13-2019, 05:23 PM
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For street and slow-moderate track, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the stock setup mc and calipers if it`s working as it should. Get a rebuild kit instead of bying something else that may need service. Throw in a pair of braided lines and new good pads. All you need. My opinion anyway.
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Lots of threads on this, but.....

Here's my set up on my gen 2. I think it's about
everything I can do before upping the budget.

With the following mods I can now get through
a 20 minute track session with no fade.

later model rotors 300mm -> 310mm
converted them to full floating
Nissin Calipers with 5mm spacers
Vesrah pads
braided lines
Motul fluid
Stock Nissin MC
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-17-2019, 11:32 AM
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Stock master....or 05 up R1 master, braided lines, 12 cbr 1000r monobloc calipers, pads of your choice. Night and day difference bro. I run the R1 master. The 10r master is good with a clean, rebuild, and Teflon tape on the nipple. Just make sure that you bleed the crap out of it. Don't know why, but the stock mc traps a lot of air.
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