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Old 29-Jun-2005, 12:56 PM
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999R Front brakes

Ok i have read some of the horror storys on here concerning problems with the front brakes, to be honest this worries me to the point that i cant fully concentrate on enjoying my rides out.

Having just picked up my 04 999R and having no wish to fall foul of any brake problems, what would be a good trade off for the existing ones for more peace of mind ??

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Old 29-Jun-2005, 01:06 PM
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No problems with my R brakes, not heard of any problems on the radials myself
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Old 29-Jun-2005, 01:30 PM
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Took my 999S brakes apart when i fitted new tyres, dropped pads out, cleaned with brake cleaner, regreased pads and refitted, took about 20 minutes. Bike had done almost 2000 miles and there was a bit of pad dust around pistons, easily removed and once regreased pads everything ran smoothly. Will do this every tyre change.
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Old 29-Jun-2005, 01:35 PM
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Nope.
So far not a single problem with the breakes on my 04 R.

BTW congrats on the new bike and the best of luck with her.
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Old 29-Jun-2005, 06:08 PM
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All problems that I've heard of are on the brakes fitted to the 749(s) it happened to me, not long after another member experienced the problem. I don't think the same problem exists with the radial brakes on the 'R' models, so i'd just enjoy your riding. I was like you though after my incident so now i've had my bike converted to the radial calipers, and think they're the same caliper as fitted to the R models... I don't expect to have the same problem again.
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Old 29-Jun-2005, 08:09 PM
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My brakes where used quite extesively ! last week end no problems,fade ,or binding .In fact bloody marvelous.
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Old 29-Jun-2005, 08:25 PM
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Thanks guys, thats been a great help at setting my mind at rest, i can get on and enjoy doing what i bought her for then
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