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'16 ZX-10R KRT
The feeling in the brake lever is probably nothing to do with the brakes themselves. It's likely clutch shutter from the slipper clutch activating to limit the back-torgue to the wheel. Depending on what the Engine Braking settings are, how fast you're going when you're downshifting, and whether or not you have ABS on the bike, will determine how the rear brake feels. There's nothing mechanically linked and I think what you're feeling is a byproduct of the bike working against your technique. Downshifting form 2nd to 1st should be done at relatively low speeds to prevent this from happening and upsetting the chassis.I agree probably CCT, but what about the other issue of the break lever wiggling around when I shift from 2nd to 1st - it's not a little movement, it's a lot. Seriously feels like there is a rod connecting the two levers, and the rod is not secured and the entire assembly will fall off.
Reminder that I have 6 years riding experience all seasons (including winter). I have beat the hell out of my CBR, and I've never experienced this before.