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Old 12-11-2010, 08:32 AM   #1
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My front brakes are out, they were working but not at all now. I pull the lever and there is no resistance. The pads look ok from what I can tell but not sure, how do you know if it's the cable or the lever?
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
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I'm the least mechanically inclined person on the planet, but I don't think your front brake has a cable. It's usually fluid. Could be old fluid, low fluid, air in the line, etc.

Sounds like you might wanna have someone like Motorcycles Unlimited look at it.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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actually this is a fairly common problem on the 06 zx6. You can rebuild the master, but it will happen again. Best option is to replace the master with another unit. I have a master from an 06 zx6 on my zx10 and had to rebuild it once already and it's acting up again. I speak from experience, and Patrick was the one who told me about it being a common problem. Time for something better....Brembo?
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:57 PM   #4
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^Sounds about right. Might try just flushing the fluid and bleeding the brakes first. May fix it but probably not. Happened to me the other day on my clutch line. Pulled in the dead lever and blipped the throttle to downshift and it almost spit me off the bike. Found a leak at the bottom fitting on the cable, replaced it and it worked.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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Thanks y'all but no longer needed it was the pads....
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