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  1. Replacement Front Rotors C-14

    Concours 1400
    Hello All, I'd like to know who has Replaced their front rotors on the C-14 Connie. Currently I have 53,000 miles on the stock rotors and they are kinda grooved but she still stops fine. Given the fact that OEM's are $400 each I'd like to find a proven brand for less money. Anyone who's done...
  2. brake pads...

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    hey everyone. curious to know what type and brand of brake pads you are using:welcome:
  3. front brake squeals

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    have ~14k on the brakes and the front is squealing. probably need to be replaced. any decent aftermarket brands? or a site where i can find the oem for a decent price cause partzilla.com has the front at $65 a piece and the back at $55. thanks!
  4. Brake issue

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Hey guys! I'm new here, and I just got a ZR-7. I've been putting some work into it, and noticed that the right fork was leaking, no problem I fixed it. Now here's where the problem arises: as I was putting the wheel back on and the calipers had closed slightly, so I pushed them apart, it was a...
  5. Front Brakes Pulling Right

    General Ninja 650R
    Under medium braking when entering a left-hand corner (we ride on the left) (bad choice of apex!) the front brakes of my 650R pulled quite hard to the right, thus pushing me into the middle of the road. Is this a normal occurrence to right the bike up I wonder. Any comments are welcome.
  6. What is this gunk in my brake caliper?

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    I disassembled and cleaned out my brake calipers today, and found that they were full of this gunky, snot-like stuff. Here are a few pictures: Clearly it's been a few years since the brakes were looked at. I cleaned that stuff out and put in new brake fluid, but I don't really feel a night...
  7. Can you upgrade to ABS brakes?

    Ninja 650R Performance Upgrades
    I've owned my Ninja 650r for a year now and I've gotten into an accident that scared me quite a bit. I entered a highway entrance around 80mph and I was unaware of the traffic up ahead. I immediately slammed my front and rear brakes and slammed into the back of a car. Luckily, the impact didn't...
  8. Can I loosen my brakes?

    Mean Streak Maintenance
    I got a new front tire put on a little while back and I have been noticing a ton of noise coming from my front wheel now. All kinds of friction/rubbing sounds to squeaking type sounds. I also noticed that my front brake lever seems tighter, as in I don't have to pull it as much to engage the...
  9. ZR-7S brake fluid dripping? Help!

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Hi people, I've had my 2003 ZR-7S since 2009 and until very recently it's been very reliable and I've done approximately 13,000 miles on it. I know a bit about bikes but not enough to be confident doing jobs myself, so I've been at the mercy of local bike shops and various cowboys since I got my...
  10. Plague of the garbage front brakes

    Z1K/Z750 Maintenance
    I have a 03, z1000. It has roughly 14k on it. speigler braided lines. The brakes were mush when i got it last fall. i could almost touch the bar with the brake lever. bled the brakes. no more mush. but still no bite. Since i already had ss lines and new fluid, i moved on to the zx9r MC swap...
  11. brake pistons...

    General ZR-7
    hi, does anyone here know a cheap place to get the caliper pistons from? They seem to have the 30.2X29(ish) measurments, but i'm having a hard time locating them for a reasanble price (150 euro for 4 little metal cups is a bit steep...) OR... does anyone know about calipers with different...
  12. Brake upgrade.... :)

    ZR-7 Performance Upgrades
    A little while ago i noticed my disc running a little thin.. (<4,0mm) and i started hunting for a replacement. being a dutchman, i wanted a good, but cheap solution. after much deliberation, reading up, googling, and so on… I came convinced that if Madhornets.com would endorse these Arashi...
  13. Squeaky front brakes

    3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000
    Hi, my bike has done a little over 5000kms. Coming to a halt in the last part of stop less than 10KPH, the front brakes squeal under the light brake pressure.... a little annoying. I was going to give the pads a clean. If I undo the pad pins, will the pads come out or does the whole caliper need...
  14. Ninja 650R front end parts plus other goodies

    General For Sale / Trade
    Front wheel with rotors $250 Front axle bolt with spacers $20 Front fender in black $20 Complete Front brake assembly (calipers/master cylinder/lever/lines) $70 Upper and lower triples (missing top handlebar clamp and bearings) $40 41mm Aftermarket headlight brackets $30 Pro Taper SE Hon Mini...
  15. zx7r front brakes

    Other Bikes
    hello everyone i am having problems with the front brakes on a bike I just bought it was parked for about 1 year and i put it back on the road i rebuilt the calipers and changed the brake pads now when i ride i have to pump the brakes 1 or 2 times for them to engage and i was told it could be my...
  16. About z750s front brake uprgrade.

    Z1K/Z750 Performance Upgrades
    Hi this is my first post here. I've recently started a project to upgrade my '05 z750s' suspension, and brakes. I'm currently waiting for my Ninja 636 rear shock, and linkage to arrive to upgrade things in the back. I also want to install the Racetech Gold Emulators, and adjustable spring...
  17. Front Break Pulse

    3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000
    Bought a used Ninja 1K. When braking at low speeds, the front breaks pulse. BUT there is no pulse in the handle. Bleed brakes with new fluid but no luck, any thoughts? Thanks for any input
  18. Z1000 parts for sale

    Z1k/Z750 For Sale/Trade
    I have a few parts off of my 03 z1000 which I tore completely down to use the motor in another project at around 8500 miles. Parts are all in good condition. If you are interested in anything pictured please call text or pm me. 517-442-3174. Rear rim- 75.00 Front brakes- 75.00 Rear brakes-...
  19. How do I know if my Bandit has ABS

    General Bandit Chat
    I feel stupid asking this but I have spent a lot of time searching the internet and can't seem to find anything. It is a 2001 and from what I understand ABS was an option. A visual inspection makes me think not. It looks like any old set of motorcycle brakes. But I honestly wouldn't know...