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post #16 of 57 Old 04-20-2014, 04:58 PM
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shit deal. but glad to see you are ok!
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Holy Smokes Mang! Good to see that you walked away with minor injury. I would double check to make sure you mounted the front wheel back on correctly. I haven't taken my Kawi front wheel off yet so, I am not sure if Kawasaki uses front wheel spacers.
I did make the mistake on my 2001 Honda CBR 929 of note putting the wheel spacers on the correct side. It resulted in brake drag but, not lock up. I swapped the spacer and wheel spun freely again. Hope for a speedy recovery and a quick repair of your bike.
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Glad your ok man,it's a good day when we can walk away from something like this.Fix her up and get back in the saddle bro.Post some photos when you get her done.
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Dont the 05/06 bikes have an issue with the master cylinder which cause the brakes to lock?
There is a known issue with the 05/06 MC but the issue causes the system to lose pressure which results in a soft lever. Have never heard about it causing the brakes to lock.

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Any suggestions on front caliper rebuild/replace aftermarket/replace with same or different year?
I would suggest you go the same route that myself and many others went and look for a set of 07-12 ZX6 calipers which are a direct replacement. They are supposed to be much better and can be found cheap on eBay.
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Wow glad your OK, again more proof why ATGATT, is very important, you just never know.

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Glad you're alright man!

I had this happen on a bike with the rear brake once...I think the aftermarket pads I put on were too thick and were rubbing just a bit the whole time I was riding and eventually it heated up (and expanded) the brake fluid which made my brake lock up...I don't know this for sure, it's just the best explanation I could come up with

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Glad you are okay. Did you take your brake lever off lately by any chance?
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Rear brake locked on him guys

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My boots and gloves were untouched, helmet had a little scratch. I think I have read every post known to man on the subject but hadn't thought about the pads being too thick.
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hadn't thought about the pads being too thick.
Never heard of such a thing....

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Rear brake locked on him guys
OP had the front locked up...
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....the front brakes completely locked up sending me over the bars,

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My boots and gloves were untouched, helmet had a little scratch. I think I have read every post known to man on the subject but hadn't thought about the pads being too thick.
If you had too thick pads, shouldn't it be dragging from the moment you installed them on the bike?
Although, if they dragged they should also have faster wear.
I've only witnessed drag to a friends gixxer who had some braking(<-brand) brake disks installed and they were thicker than stock brake disks.But even there, his brake didn't lock up, just the brake disk got a little blue-ish from the heat...

Also, on my 636 which i didn't have ss lines, if brakes got hot (going down a curvy mountain in summer) then it made my brake lever soft and i had less braking power.I know that was because of my stock brake lines, but it makes me hard to believe that you have the exact opposite result because you do have ss lines...

Maybe there is something wrong with your master cylinder and fluid doesn't go back to the fluid reservoir?I know that Suzuki that uses the exact same master cylinder made a recall for all models since 2004 and replaces master cylinder and brake lines for free.I wonder why...

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Cruising down the a main road at about 65-70mph, I felt the 636 start to drag. I quickly switched to the outside lane and pulled in the clutch when....the front brakes completely locked up sending me over the bars, onto my shoulder and sliding down the road.
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Cruising down the a main road at about 65-70mph, I felt the 636 start to drag. I quickly switched to the outside lane and pulled in the clutch when....the front brakes completely locked up sending me over the bars, onto my shoulder and sliding down the road. And now, to our feature presentation.
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Rear brake locked on him guys

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Well there went my theory. Good luck getting it figured out.
What was your theory ? My 2014 zx6r is having brake issues right after me taking the lever off an putting it back on .
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Hydraulic lock from overfilled master cylinder. A very common, and entirely avoidable, mistake.
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