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lugsonia

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lugsonia says:

brakes....What to buy?

Hi all,


I have just sold my learner 125 and got my yamaha fzr 400 M.O.T'd. They advised on brake pads and lines but i dont know what brands are good and what to avoid. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what to get for my 1987 fzr 400 1wg.
Thank you for reading.

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fogie

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fogie says:

brakes

Front??   Goodridge or HEL braided lines, and EBC double "H" pads.  Make sure all the pistons are free to move in the calipers.  Same hose for the rear, but you won't need double H pads, just standard. 

Hope this helps, and enjoy  :biggrin:

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

brakes

Welcome lugsonia,are you happy with your brakes?

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lugsonia

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lugsonia says:

brakes

Thanks for the welcome and the quick responce, i will look into them brands you have mentioned.

also i dont know if i am happy with them as iv not riden it proper yet as its a new buy but was sat for over 18 months and i was told the brakes had started to bind, the lines are not leaking but was told to get new ones anyway with the pads.
also how much should these parts cost?

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

i love

my braided lines. Any bike I get that doesn't have them will get them.


What's the difference between organic and sinctered?

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bbstrikesagain

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I think

organic means pants when wet, sphinctered is what happens when you need to brake with wet organics...


Or maybe organic means not asbestos, but still soft and cudly.  Sintered means mostly made of hard disc raping metals - a hard squidge-free feel, highest friction when warm or wet.  Very predictable but will east discs.

Just upgraded my MTB from organic to full sintered - wow, what a difference.

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bbstrikesagain

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never felt the need for braided lines

my gixxer has lifted it's back wheel with two fingers lap after lap from 170mph on stock brakes and lines, so what's all this stuff about braided lines?


Actually, even OEM are braided, invisibly (internally) with strong fibres rather than stainless steel.  What determines the feel and stiffness is more about the compressibility of the rubber inside the braid, not just the type of braid.

For a slightly stiffer feel put in DOT 5.1 fluid in instead of DOT4.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Stiffer feel

I did that. Almost burned my cock off.

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