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Old 02-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Looking for recommendations on good brake pads for street/track use, for a 2004 ZX10R. It will see more street time than track time, and will be at a slow pace at the track at first. Stock calipers by the way.
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<---using EBC HH line this season.
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Vesrah RJL (what I suggest)
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Vesrah RJL (what I suggest)
EBC HH (solid pads and can't go wrong with)
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For dual duty use I'd suggest the EBC EPFA pads
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Patrick sold me these for my SV650s and some SS brakelines and lets just say... I rode my buddy's stocker SV recently and the number one thing I hated about it was the brakes. I seriously won't go back down the line... too good. Just take it easy the first time you try them out... they have alot of grab.
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For dual duty use I'd suggest the EBC EPFA pads
Just read up on them, sounds pretty good. Can you send me a quote on these, and something nonaggressive for the rear? Thanks
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swap out your calipers AND master cylinder...thank me later
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swap out your calipers AND master cylinder...thank me later
I'm looking into it, I meant to ask you... I'm assuming when you buy pads, you buy them for a zx14 right? And any change in brake lines? By this I mean do you still use lines for a zx10?
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Are those a new line of EBC?
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swap out your calipers AND master cylinder...thank me later
Better pads and stainless brake lines should be your first priority. Then master. Calipers.... Probably never.

You'll get a huge bump in performance with pads and brake lines.
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i use sintered hh front pads, and kevlar for the rear. But havent riden with the kevlar rear yet lol but ive heard good things about it
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i use sintered hh front pads, and kevlar for the rear. But havent riden with the kevlar rear yet lol but ive heard good things about it
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MaxGs said it!!! Lines should be a bike's FIRST upgrade, street or track! Pads with upgraded lines is just a huge bonus!
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I'm looking into it, I meant to ask you... I'm assuming when you buy pads, you buy them for a zx14 right? And any change in brake lines? By this I mean do you still use lines for a zx10?
yes i would get zx14 pads since those are the calipers that i decided to go with...i am still using my stock zx10 brake lines, but i plan on swapping them out for some steel braided lines.

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Better pads and stainless brake lines should be your first priority. Then master. Calipers.... Probably never.

You'll get a huge bump in performance with pads and brake lines.
on 99% of bikes i would agree with you, but the 1st gen zx-10r's have horrible calipers, as well as a non-radial master cylinder. you can't even bleed the stock master. the first time i pulled my lever to my grip and was barely reducing speed, i knew i had to change something. i didn't upgrade my brake system so to say, i simply swapped over to one that actually works...lol
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EBC pads, and SS break lines. I can help show you how to change them if you want to DIY. I have a break fluid pump also.
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