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01-19-2016 02:02 AM
evilaugust
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Originally Posted by fastgas View Post
IMHO, if you're going to install used calipers on your bike, please REBUILD THEM first! A lot of these used calipers sit for who knows how long, open to the air, which causes the brake fluid inside to be come super saturated and sludgy or dry and crystalline. I'm in the middle of rebuilding a set of 2014 ZX14 caliper for my track bike. The complete kit for 2 calipers is only $50
Good point. Link or part number?
01-18-2016 02:35 PM
Otto Man Shervin is still alive and posting on here? That moron still have the huge hole in the frame of his 10r?
01-03-2016 04:29 PM
Big Daddy
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Originally Posted by fastgas View Post
IMHO, if you're going to install used calipers on your bike, please REBUILD THEM first! A lot of these used calipers sit for who knows how long, open to the air, which causes the brake fluid inside to be come super saturated and sludgy or dry and crystalline. I'm in the middle of rebuilding a set of 2014 ZX14 caliper for my track bike. The complete kit for 2 calipers is only $50
yes well worth the $ and effort if one chooses to go this route.

BD



01-03-2016 04:13 PM
fastgas IMHO, if you're going to install used calipers on your bike, please REBUILD THEM first! A lot of these used calipers sit for who knows how long, open to the air, which causes the brake fluid inside to be come super saturated and sludgy or dry and crystalline. I'm in the middle of rebuilding a set of 2014 ZX14 caliper for my track bike. The complete kit for 2 calipers is only $50
01-03-2016 02:02 PM
DreadedJD Just my opinion.. The brakes are only good when stopping under 60mph... So in other words, they're just good for commuting at the speed limit lol. The harder I pushed my bike through twisties, the less confident I feel when braking cause it's such a spongy feeling. I mean, I could still get decent stopping power when I really pulled the lever with force but like I said... The feeling was so offsetting.

Coming from an 06 r6, when I bought my gen 1, the difference in the braking is what surprised me most. For anyone to say gen 1 brakes are great is somewhat surprising but the way I see it, great or not, if there was a list of bikes in order from best stock brakes to worst stock brakes from 2000 - now, the gen 1 would likely be in the bottom ten.
01-03-2016 12:10 PM
or10r
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
hundreds of other gen 1 owners across the globe came to the realization once they went from grocery getter pace to spirited public road pace just how inferior the OEM brakes are until addressed.

BD
Yeppers. I have ZX-6 calipers, Carbone Lorraine pads, Goodridge stainless lines and a third gen 10R master cylinder and they still suck. Not like super sucky but still not good.
01-03-2016 06:51 AM
MTFDarkEagle
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
hundreds of other gen 1 owners across the globe came to the realization once they went from grocery getter pace to spirited public road pace just how inferior the OEM brakes are until addressed.

BD
01-03-2016 06:46 AM
Big Daddy
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Originally Posted by louemc View Post
You helped/fixed the condition, for me
hundreds of other gen 1 owners across the globe came to the realization once they went from grocery getter pace to spirited public road pace just how inferior the OEM brakes are until addressed.

BD



01-02-2016 05:24 PM
louemc
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
the killer part for you shervin is we help those in need.


BD
You helped/fixed the condition, for me
01-02-2016 07:15 AM
Big Daddy
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Originally Posted by ShervinRRR View Post
IF you are a viewer to this thread and you are reading this I Shervin Asemani, assure you that Generation 1 has excellent front Brakes with outstanding stopping power. I have ridden, tested, overloaded the brakes and I have pictures on my webpage in the forum of an Actual Gen 1 ZX-10R and I am telling you the front brakes of Gen 1 are more than great.
If you read someone try to come play cat and mouse that no the brakes are garbage, it is not because they are a new member or have no picture on their membership to prove anything toward their Own experience towards Gen 1 brakes only; it is all that and it is the fact they do not have identity to prove and to stand on what they are saying.

Do the masses a HUGE favor and do not spread untruths, bogus pontificating garbage as it is in no way helpful when such things are done. Say goodnight to the good people shervin assemani

BD



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