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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-09-2006, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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'06 ZX-10R Brake fix!

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Recently I made a fine purchase for a '06 ZX-10R as some of you may know from reading or riding the front brakes are awful. My fix was I had Spiegler lines made, and whoa!! I mean WHOA!!! They're just like heaven!!

I bought them for $109.00

Non the less there is a fix is HIGHLY recommend!

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Was this a 2 line installation or does it still have a "Y" adapter.




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Two lines. Easy as hell to install not one issue! WELL worth it. Only thing I didnt like is the second line is a little too long.
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Two lines. Easy as hell to install not one issue! WELL worth it. Only thing I didnt like is the second line is a little too long.
They should be equal length to keep pressure equal.

Steal lines are one of the single best improvements to make.

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Steal lines are one of the single best improvements to make.
along with some HH pads too!
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I gotta do this to mine...



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No, they are not equal length as noted before it is not split it goes from the brake to the line to the right caliper from there it splits to the left caliper.
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Once the brake system is bled, is doesnt make difference on how long the lines are.
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The lines couldn't be equal length anyway. The left caliper is always gonna be farther away from the lever.



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Once the brake system is bled, is doesnt make difference on how long the lines are.
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The lines couldn't be equal length anyway. The left caliper is always gonna be farther away from the lever.
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No, they are not equal length as noted before it is not split it goes from the brake to the line to the right caliper from there it splits to the left caliper.
But that means they aren't 2 lines... a true 2 line would have 2 lines at the banjo bolt.

But anyway, they are a great upgrade!




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No, they are not equal length as noted before it is not split it goes from the brake to the line to the right caliper from there it splits to the left caliper.
The stock brakes on a GSXR 600 k5 are like this.



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Coming from an 80's 500cc bike to an '05 636 I can't understand how the brakes could be "bad" other than perspective. If you can endo a bike, is there really a point to upgrading them? How can they possibly improve further?
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Coming from an 80's 500cc bike to an '05 636 I can't understand how the brakes could be "bad" other than perspective. If you can endo a bike, is there really a point to upgrading them? How can they possibly improve further?
When they got hot they might fade. That would be reason to upgrade.



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Coming from an 80's 500cc bike to an '05 636 I can't understand how the brakes could be "bad" other than perspective. If you can endo a bike, is there really a point to upgrading them? How can they possibly improve further?
I could understand where you are coming from if your from an older bike to a brand new 636. But the brakes on my 636 (I've owned an 03 & 05) were nothing to complain about. When getting my 10r recently the speed difference was well freakishly scary. I'd get going about 130+ and then stop at a light from light only going around 30-50 from light to light, and one time I nearly ran into the car infront of me b/c the brakes wouldn't grab b/c they're too hot. So I found out what I needed which was a line change. I've heard this from other 06 10r owners that they were having the same problem. Now there are no complaints other then it looks as if my rotors are now chrome b/c they're so glazed.
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Coming from an 80's 500cc bike to an '05 636 I can't understand how the brakes could be "bad" other than perspective. If you can endo a bike, is there really a point to upgrading them? How can they possibly improve further?
A good reason is that you wouldn't have to squeeze the brake as hard. the pads are doing the work. When you have good pads the brakes are going to heat up quicker and that's where the SS lines come in. They help eliminate the spongey brake lever after some hard riding and braking. usually experienced on the track.
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air in the brake lines or contaminated brake fluid will do that...
but then again, steel braided lines are still great to have.


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I could understand where you are coming from if your from an older bike to a brand new 636. But the brakes on my 636 (I've owned an 03 & 05) were nothing to complain about. When getting my 10r recently the speed difference was well freakishly scary. I'd get going about 130+ and then stop at a light from light only going around 30-50 from light to light, and one time I nearly ran into the car infront of me b/c the brakes wouldn't grab b/c they're too hot. So I found out what I needed which was a line change. I've heard this from other 06 10r owners that they were having the same problem. Now there are no complaints other then it looks as if my rotors are now chrome b/c they're so glazed.
That doesn't sound like a brake line problem. The SS brake lines don't allow the "give" that rubber line do. But you are describing brake fade. Which is more than likely the fluid not the lines!




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