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post #1 of 13 Old 04-13-2017, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Master cylinder options for 2016 zx6r

Hey guys. I wanted to get some feedback for this breaking issue I am having.

I have a 2016 zx6r with about 800 miles now.

Breaking is very abrupt. Meaning, the initial bite almost surprises you. it does not feel progressive enough. Almost get a "jerking" sensation when pulling the brake lever semi-hard.

I am happy with the stopping power, just need to know if I can get a more progressive feel out of it.

Would a aftermarket master cylinder help with this? Something like a Brembo master cylinder?

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Yes. You would be able to adjust the lever with a Brembo master cylinder. It was one of my first upgrades on my bike and one of the best. I set it differently between street and track use which is a godsend. It's also much more responsive and consistent than stock.

But don't just throw this up to a hardware problem. You might be grabbing too much initially even though you don't think so. Progressive braking it about going easy on the initial pull but consistently adding braking force at an even rate to prevent front tire lockup. Additionally, you're attempting to not get the front end of the bike to dive but rather get the suspension to compress at a more even rate.

I would do both, get a Brembo master but practice braking in a parking lot a bunch and maybe talk to a Racer or other professional and see if you can get some help.
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Try some different brake pads. Less aggressive.
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Yes. You would be able to adjust the lever with a Brembo master cylinder. It was one of my first upgrades on my bike and one of the best. I set it differently between street and track use which is a godsend. It's also much more responsive and consistent than stock.

But don't just throw this up to a hardware problem. You might be grabbing too much initially even though you don't think so. Progressive braking it about going easy on the initial pull but consistently adding braking force at an even rate to prevent front tire lockup. Additionally, you're attempting to not get the front end of the bike to dive but rather get the suspension to compress at a more even rate.

I would do both, get a Brembo master but practice braking in a parking lot a bunch and maybe talk to a Racer or other professional and see if you can get some help.

I also have a 2016 rsv4 and I am not having the same issue. Great and predictable stopping...

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Try some different brake pads. Less aggressive.

I could try pads first. they would be the less expensive way to go, then the master cylinder.
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Have someone else ride the bike to see if they have the same problem. Preferably someone with plenty of experience.
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Not saying you don't know how to brake, but it's possible some guy has a bike that has spongy brakes that he likes, and finds solid brakes 'too jerky'. I guess it is worth asking someone experienced to check it out. Could also be just non-linear.

That said, I really like having minimal pressure on the lever provide quite a bit of relative pressure on the brake pads, so if you decide to ditch the OEM MC...
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Not saying you don't know how to brake, but it's possible some guy has a bike that has spongy brakes that he likes, and finds solid brakes 'too jerky'. I guess it is worth asking someone experienced to check it out. Could also be just non-linear.

That said, I really like having minimal pressure on the lever provide quite a bit of relative pressure on the brake pads, so if you decide to ditch the OEM MC...

Hey there. I have been riding for many years and used to different types of manufacturers brakes. So experience is not it. .

Again, great stopping power but kinda surprises you when pulling in the leveler.

It's my wife's bike and I hardly ride it. It's still fairly new. maybe it needs to be broken in more.

Or I will start with the pads and work my way up.
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Yeah. Pads may be what you're looking at. Some are more on/off than others.

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Brake pads are really the best idea. There are plenty of choices. I would just try EBC HH. They are cheap and work well for average street duty. Make sure to clean the rotors with Brake Clean really well when you change the pads. Then bed in the pads to the clean rotor. Then there will be no wondering about the situation.
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Oh and bleed the master cylinder and calipers really well too.
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Thanks for the awesome advice guys!
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