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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Front brakes 2006 zx10r

Dont like the feeling of my front brakes of my 2006 zx10r, ive search on line an it seems the calipers suck, a lot of people change them to zx14 calipers or zx6r calipers, any feedback on this? Thanks
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I had the same issue on my 2007, bled them countless times but they were always mushy and no feeling for the road. I put on better pads and steel lines but didn't fix the problem. If I kept it I would have swapped out the calipers.
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Do you know what caliper would fit without any modifications? It looks like zx14 all years and zx6r calipers but i dont know what years.

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cross reference each years part numbers off an oem parts diagram. same part number, same part.

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what exactly dont you like about the feeling of your front brakes?
lever squishy?
how the pads grab initially?
amount of force needed on the lever to get a desired amount of braking effect?

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you need to check the rotor diameter
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Yes it's a world of difference with SS lines, rbf 600 fluid and a caliper swap. I used 04+ cbr 1000rr calipers and the 5mm spacers and bolts right up.


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Dont like the lever squishy, amount of the force needed.
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you bleed the master?
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proper and thorough bleeding goes a loooong way, I've heard numerous complaints of squishy brakes on the 06/07 gsxr600's but have never experienced the problem on my own bike and I'm running stock master and calipers, with stainless lines.

pad choice can make a big difference in braking feel, especially if you are still using the stock pads.

I really like the moderate initial bite and progressive feel of the SBS dual sintered pads that i use on my street bike, there are excellent choices from EBC and others as well.

the caliper swap you mentioned is a pretty common thing and Ive done it foe someone elses bike, I dont remember which specific calipers were used but I can ask the guy, I think all they needed were spacers.

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Thanks for your feedback and tips! if you can ask that would be great! thanks
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