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post #1 of 8 Old 08-22-2008, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Caliper Upgrade

Hey guys/gals,
I got the ZX14 calipers for the front, and im wanting to upgrade the rear. I know you can get the brembo caliper for the rear but it doesn't work for the stock wheels. I was thinking of using a nissin billet 2 piston caliper. Its 64mm mounting holes, and then i was thinking of just getting a bracket machined. Does anyone think this will or wont work or have any suggestions?
here is the link to the caliper:
http://www.advantage-net.co.jp/advan...CT/NISSIN.html
it is the one near the bottom of the page.
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don't bother, the rear brake is only slightly helpful. you lack the depth of precision with your fingers like on the front break and the back tire has almost no traction during braking due to weight transfer.

If you are using the front brakes like they are meant to be used, the rear tire doesn't really touch the ground
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You want a crappy brake on the rear, so that if you accidentally use it, it wont lock up!
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maybe he wants something that looks better, zx10 rear caliper is ugleeee, ugleist part on bike,

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yes i do want something that looks better, and i do use my rear brake in conjunction with the front one. So that what i am looking to do.
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don't bother, the rear brake is only slightly helpful. you lack the depth of precision with your fingers like on the front break and the back tire has almost no traction during braking due to weight transfer.

If you are using the front brakes like they are meant to be used, the rear tire doesn't really touch the ground


+1...Only time I use the rear is when I think to do it and that is not often at all.


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+1...Only time I use the rear is when I think to do it and that is not often at all.
I use it alot on hard braking and to tuck it in, in mid corner but i like to know that i've got to really step on it to make it lock so ... stock is all i need.

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I use it alot on hard braking and to tuck it in, in mid corner but i like to know that i've got to really step on it to make it lock so ... stock is all i need.
Yes on hard braking but aren't you happy you have the 1000RR calipers...I stopped using the rear because of this.


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