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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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2006 ZX-10R Brakes?

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As many of you know I curently went from a ZX-6R to the '06 ZX-10R, the more I ride my bike the more I HATE the brakes. They don't seem to grab when it gets hot, and just plain suck compared to my 6r, so I am thinking of replacing some of the parts with Brembo or Galfer. Anyone have any ideas? I'm open to anything.



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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone know if these are any good?

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do you mean brakes? I thought this thread was about one breaking down or breaking a record...

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 02:30 PM
 
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For the street, I would just start with some stainless steel brake lines and some HH series brake pads. That should make a world of difference. Galfer, Goodridge lines are always good. I've had EBC pads and they were good. With my new bike, I already have the lines on order (Goodridge) and I'm trying the Galfer HH pads this time. You should have good result from changing out the lines and getting some HH pads on there.
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By looking atthe price, I'm guessng that's whatthe rear rotor costs. The fronts will proly exceed 500 bucks. Just start by changing out the lines and pads first.
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Change the lines to some stainless steelys and replace the pads with some HH sintered pags!




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my 03' 636 brakes ain't got $h!t on my 03' R1's. I've gotta do something about it too.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well here is what I am looking at doing

Galfer- SuperBike Rotors, SuperBike Lines, and Pads


Would anyone agree disagree? Input would be nice!

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 12:18 AM
 
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if you don't ride hard, then upgrading your rotors will only be eye candy.

my recommendation:
bleed your brake lines and replace the pads with softer ebc pads.

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if you don't ride hard, then upgrading your rotors will only be eye candy.

my recommendation:
bleed your brake lines and replace the pads with softer ebc pads.

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Or, you could slow your ass down a little.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 03:29 AM
 
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Why dont you try to bleed them first! Alot of people are finding that they have trapped air in the system on the 06 10r's. Mine did not have this problem, and I absolutely love my brakes!
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Or, you could slow your ass down a little.
That would be too easy. And not that much fun.



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Slowing down is not an option!!!

Secondly for those of us who own the 2006 10R is anyone else not pleased with the brakes??

Let me know.

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Bleeding is a great idea and its a free check/mod. Be sure to bleed at the banjo bolt as well. Air gets caught there all the time!




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I know of two ZX10 owners that complained about the same thing. Don't waste your money on rotors. Get some good steal lines and pads. That will fix'er up.

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I know of two ZX10 owners that complained about the same thing. Don't waste your money on rotors. Get some good steal lines and pads. That will fix'er up.
I discovered when I yanked my wheels to have the PP's installed that one of my rotors is slightly outta wack.



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Slowing down is not an option!!!

Secondly for those of us who own the 2006 10R is anyone else not pleased with the brakes??

Let me know.

Thanks,
Bill
And Ill say it again! I own an 06 10r and my brakes are incredible! Try bleeding them!! Alot of 06 10r guys are having to do this cuz of a little air trapped in the system!
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