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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?
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did you get one with ABS?
 

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take your discs off and check to see if they are warped. if they aren't warped clean them and clean&lube the "pins" that your rotor is held on by. there should be 7 of them. i have heard this can help but the pulse will come back and you will have to do it again. 2011 Kawasaki NINJA 1000 - ZX1000G OEM Front Brake | KneeDraggers
here's a link to the oem diagram. i tried to post a pic where i highlighted the "pins" red for you but its not letting me since im at work.
 

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I'm wondering if you don't have a build up on your rotors from the brake pads...
You can always try a light sanding of the rotors and see if that helps.
BTW welcome to the forum and congrats on your Scooter, I'm a new member myself.lol..
 

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Very light or you will add to the problem.

Im not a mechanic but ya obviously look into the rotors, brake pads and oil pressure(hoses etc etc)

I'm wondering if you don't have a build up on your rotors from the brake pads...
You can always try a light sanding of the rotors and see if that helps.
BTW welcome to the forum and congrats on your Scooter, I'm a new member myself.lol..
 

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One of the rotors is bent slightly most likely. not a huge big deal. No fix but replacement really.
 

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I agree with the sanding. It's a lot harder to warp a rotor than people seem to think. Sanding is often the answer. And no need for it to be light. If a rotor sanded down too much that easily they would last about 200 miles. But the reality is that it doesn't take much. I had a guy give me a set of Baer rotors off a Corvette once because he was pissed that Baer would not stand behind them. I sanded them - maybe two minutes for each rotor and they were as good as new.
 
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How many miles are on your used bike? I have close to 7000 miles and I'm no where near needing rotors or pads yet. I don't generally brake hard though, I let the engine help slow me down.
 

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Update: Took bike to Kawi dealer and had them look at it. They said it needs new rotors. Luckily for me I purchased an extended warranty when I purchased the bike and Kawasaki will honor this as a warranty repair. I know this is unusual as rotors could be seen as normal wear and tear, so thanks Kawasaki!!!
 

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Easy to bend a rotor with a tire machine or by improper handling.
 

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Update Problem Fixed: Just got it back from the Kawasaki dealer. Ends up it was the rotors. Kawi even covered it under warranty. (just bought the bike with extended warranty) Thanks Kawi!!!!
 

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Glad to hear buddy.....now go ride that thing:alcy:
 

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i just bled the oil in my front calipers and after only 2000 miles it was pitch black.. something is up with the system, when i change pads next time i will reflush the system and properly lube the pistons and seals.
 

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+1 for extended warranty
 
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