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post #1 of 22 Old 01-20-2005, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Galfer brake lines installed and tested

One thing that i noticed when going from my 954RR to this bike besides the huge increase in power, was the lack luster performance of the zx-10's brakes. Stock brakes feel really spongy and the lever can easily be pulled back to the bar end. I did the install this AM and did a small test ride. Overall braking hasn't improved, but the feedback & feel is a bit better. THe brake lever definitely doesn't feel spongy anymore. I can't wait to upgrade to the Brembo 19x18 MC and a set of ferado ultra lite rotors.
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post #2 of 22 Old 01-20-2005, 02:58 PM
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Looks great 41...

You might consider re-routing the cable on the right side of the fender.

I had the cable running through the rear runner on the right side, it's rubbed the paint off. Looking back now, I wish I had routed through the front loop. I don't konw if it would have made a difference, but I think it was less likely to rub.

I just wanted to give you a heads up. I'd hate to see the same thing happen to anyone else.

here's a quick pic I took just now.
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I ran the lines down the same as the stock line. I used the same harness that had the stock line running through it. Your routing looks a little different. I think the zip tie a little lower splayed your lines out to keep them from touch the fenders, but you never know.

Sorry for crappy pics. I just had my camera phone handy.
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41ants, Is your Galfer rear brake line too long? Mine is.


Switching pads to the EBC HH should improve your braking.

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it better to have a lil extra than not enough
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Try changing the pads or removing the heat discs off the back of the stock pads before you go all out. It's a noticable diff.
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41ants;

When i purchased my rear Galfer line it was 'indeed' too long (but then i'm used to that sorta thing) so fortunately for me i had an assortment of fittings that enabled me to cut about 3-4" off and use a straight universal fitting so there were no kinks.

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Silver lines on the Ti bike look amazing. Just like the black lines on my black bike do.
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