Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
OP.... if you still have OEM brake lines on the bike, they have probably degraded and are expanding too much when the lever is squeezed to the maximum. Jacketed lines reduce that flexation to near xero, and effectively don't wear out. Once done, you never have to do it again.
Different levers won't help, if the problem is the lines. Old brake fluid will also compress more than fresh fluid will..... if there is any air at all in the lines, that will also cause issues.
Give the brakes a proper service, and see if the lever travel is still unacceptable.
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