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    Hi Guys

    Sure the Katana, GSX 750 F around here, is a great bike. The only thing I really donít like is that the brakes donít have enough ďfeelingĒ
    Compare to others bikes with the same weight, the katana brakes are, letís say, not enough? You need to put more pressure on the brake lever and the bike takes mor time to stop than any other bike I have try.
    Now, what type of mod, if any do you recommend. I try new brake pads and nothing happen. Any suggestion?

    Thanks

    Joe

  • #2
    Hi Joe,

    Here is my mod as I wanted more braking as well.



    This combination is Hayabusa Rotors, 01~03 GSXR calipers, G&J Aircraft Brake Lines, Stock master Cylinder.

    Tmod

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    • #3
      Thanks Tmod

      Looks Good!

      Joe

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      • #4
        are the new parts a direct bolt on or did you have to change anything?

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        • #5
          The only thing I made was the bracket between the caliper and the fork tube. So once you have that yes everything is a bolt on.

          Tmod

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          • #6
            Joe,

            If you are still running the stock brake hoses, swap them out for a set of HEL SS ones, the feel is much improved. Also you might move up to a set of Carbon Lorraine HH pads in the front. The difference between those and stock is huge. HS2020 carries them on here.
            Chris

            Originally posted by jetmerritt
            Save up for great gear and dress for the fall before you ride. If you can't afford good quality gear, don't ride. It's like saying you can't afford seat belts for your car. There are just no laws to make gear mandatory.

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            • #7
              New hoses (Teflon with SS outer braid) makes a big difference.
              Rebuild the calipers, rebuild or replace the MC and then you should have all you need..

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              • #8
                HEL SS Lines and a ZX10RR master cylinder pretty much did it for me. Now they are scary good.

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                • #9
                  I second that, just a new MC and SS brake lines.

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                  • #10
                    Try this first:
                    Clean your brake rotors with spray brake cleaner (or windex on a paper towel, then wipe -- repeat until it comes away 100% clean). Most brake performance decreases because people don't seem to realize the same grime that coats your wheels coats your rotors and stops them from working effectively. Personally, I clean mine every week or so of riding...

                    If that doesn't do it, you may have glazing on your pads; easy enough to check for and easy to remove with some emory cloth (fine grit).

                    And if that still doesn't do it, the upgrades that others mentioned (SS brake lines -- contact HS2020 for HEL lines; replacement pads; good fluid; hit me up for the caliper seals if you install new pads) should square it directly away. I know that on my own Kats, the lines & EBC pads were enough that I could lift the rear with two fingers extremely readily when the rotors were clean.

                    Cheers,
                    =-= The CyberPoet

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