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SUggestions for brake pads on a 2006 zx10r
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SUggestions for brake pads on a 2006 zx10r - October 2, 2007, 10:56 PM

I am not a big fan of the factory brakes. My 6r stopped a HELL of a lot better. So, Im going to change the pads and put some decent lines on the bikes...

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did i miss a post that you got a new bike???


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Goodrich lines and vesrah pads. Just got them on my busa a little bit ago and they work AMAZING!
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did i miss a post that you got a new bike???
Hehehehe...

I amgoing to post "My first ride on my new bike" but I justhavent hadtime yet.


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October 3, 2007, 08:25 AM

that alone wont solve the problem james.

ya need to go with either 6R brakes or ZX14 brakes. the 10 brakes crappy. I know i have delt with them.

for many people the brembo MC with lines as solved the issue, and others have changed their calipers to zx14 and 6r and have great results also.

lines are must either way.


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that alone wont solve the problem james.

ya need to go with either 6R brakes or ZX14 brakes. the 10 brakes crappy. I know i have delt with them.

for many people the brembo MC with lines as solved the issue, and others have changed their calipers to zx14 and 6r and have great results also.

lines are must either way.
Yeah, thats what Iv been reading. I was actually going through the zx10r site also. Looks like the people who replaced the entire setup are people who do track/street. Im probably not taking this to the track. So I was thinking that pads and lines just might do the trick. And just for the hell of it I was thinking about getting the pazzo levers just cause!


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Yeah, thats what Iv been reading. I was actually going through the zx10r site also. Looks like the people who replaced the entire setup are people who do track/street. Im probably not taking this to the track. So I was thinking that pads and lines just might do the trick. And just for the hell of it I was thinking about getting the pazzo levers just cause!
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Yeah, thats what Iv been reading. I was actually going through the zx10r site also. Looks like the people who replaced the entire setup are people who do track/street. Im probably not taking this to the track. So I was thinking that pads and lines just might do the trick. And just for the hell of it I was thinking about getting the pazzo levers just cause!
I have the '06 10R and love the bike. Except for the frekkin' brakes!! Even at the #1 setting on the brake lever, it was way too mushy. To remedy this, I first bought galfer HH pads. After installation, my brakes were aweful. The pads made the front end slap/vibrate so hard it was useless under 30mph.

I went to Coleman's (where I bought the bike), and they said it was probably bad rotors, and that the rotors were not under warranty. I put my OEM pads back in and the rotors seemed to run fine--go figure! So, I next put in galfer SS lines. No real improvements.

Desperate for better brakes, I found a pair of rotors ($125 for the pair) and calipers ($40 for the pair) off an '07 6R (it had less than 100 miles before it was rear-ended!), and a set of galfer HH pads for those calipers. Everthing was installed last night. Before I even took the bike out, I could tell the mushy OEM brake feel was gone!!! So, I took it out for a street test. After breaking in the pads, I was thrilled. I now have the brake lever set on #3 and have much more braking power than OEM. It still is not a "one finger" machine, but I never need to use more than two.

Pads and lines did virtually nothing for me, but, based on the limited testing I have done so far, I can highly recommend switching the calipers (the '06-07 14R and '07 6R use the same Nissin calipers). I am going to the Oct. 13 trackday at Summit, and am doing the Cornerspeed school on Oct. 29. I am now looking forward to testing the brakes there.


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You might want to shoot a PM to Musikkant. He's doing something with his zx10r brakes, and it sounded like he did his homework.

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You might want to shoot a PM to Musikkant. He's doing something with his zx10r brakes, and it sounded like he did his homework.

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LOL! that was funny. And I had a feeling you were going to say that exact thing. Maybe I should start looking for some calipers. Do I need to replace the rotors with 6r rotors to use the 6r calipers?


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LOL! that was funny. And I had a feeling you were going to say that exact thing. Maybe I should start looking for some calipers. Do I need to replace the rotors with 6r rotors to use the 6r calipers?
There is no need to replace the rotors. I did it because I got a good deal on them and I had been told that my OEMs were bad. If yours are ok, I would not worry about it. If we meet up at a ride, you can feel mine to see how stiff they are now! HAHAH


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Ferodo XRACs are nice. I've also heard about the 14 swap too.


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