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Old 07-27-2010, 07:22 PM   #1
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I have a 06 kawasaki ninja Zx-6R. Where would anyone recommend to get a new back brake from? For around 50 dollars.
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brake lever correct?
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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The brake lever is fine I just need the back brake
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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^^lol..... so you need a rear brake pedal??pads??master cylinder?? help me understand you so we can HELP YOU!...
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Im sure the guy is asking where could he get brake pads at... Try Cycle gear, D2moto.com, motorcyclesuperstore.com etc!!!
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Which is your primary brakes? Ft or back
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Oh wow I didn't know there was all that. When I step on my back brake lever I have to push all the way down to start slowing so I guess it's my pads?
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I use my back brake as primary but I use them alternatively and I just bought my bike 2 months ago and it has 5700 miles on it. I'm not sure when the last brake change was.
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lol.. this thread has potential. be prepared for an onslaught of advice..
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I use my back brake as primary but I use them alternatively and I just bought my bike 2 months ago and it has 5700 miles on it. I'm not sure when the last brake change was.
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I use my back brake as primary but I use them alternatively and I just bought my bike 2 months ago and it has 5700 miles on it. I'm not sure when the last brake change was.
Wow...
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I use my back brake as primary but I use them alternatively and I just bought my bike 2 months ago and it has 5700 miles on it. I'm not sure when the last brake change was.

Seriously MSF please. You are basically riding a Motorcycle Completely wrong. It should be like (Depending on Weather, Rider, Race/Commute) 90% Front and 10% rear, if that. Dude, its not a car, the Brake Pedal is not used to stop your bike
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Look at your bike. Up front you have 2 BIG rotors. Out Back you have 1 tiny Rotor. This should be enough commen sense to tell Riders, your front brake is the one that should be being used
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Thanks for all the advice I use my back break more when I'm slowing down far away from the light or stop sign.. and to move away from cars a little and then when i get closer i use more of the front break. It feels comfortable this way.
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Oh wow I didn't know there was all that. When I step on my back brake lever I have to push all the way down to start slowing so I guess it's my pads?
here is a little help from me to you.......
check brake pads.... you can see how much you have left.
I THINK that you're problem is your brake fluid ((flush it!!!))

i'm taking care of my friend's bike and it HAD the same problem....the pedal will go all the way down, flushed the fluid now the problem is gone.
so..............flush brake fluid first.
then........use your front brakes for better brake performance, dont worry i used to use my rear brake just a bad habit
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I appreciate it you helped me the most
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the more the pads wear down, the lower the fluid in the reservoir will go to compensate for the volume in the caliper.

Brake fluid is soy based and designed to absorb moisture/air etc. That's why over time the brakes begin to feel spongy.

I can prolly count on my hands the times I used my rear brakes to stop and not just hold the bike rolling forward/back at a stop.
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