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Old 28-Oct-2009, 03:26 PM
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Does anyone know if you can get new seals from Brembo for the rear brake on a 996? I'm sure I've heard of kits to refurbish them.
I'm sure mine need replacing. When I bleed it things are fine for a while but things then get spongy very soon.

Please don't tell me that they're all like that and no one uses the back brake on a Ducati. I would like to get it as good as I can.

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Old 28-Oct-2009, 04:32 PM
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You may find a kit among this listing

http://www.powersportsfx.com/sa/c/Brembo.htm
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Old 28-Oct-2009, 06:53 PM
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Does anyone know if you can get new seals from Brembo for the rear brake on a 996? I'm sure I've heard of kits to refurbish them.
I'm sure mine need replacing. When I bleed it things are fine for a while but things then get spongy very soon.

Please don't tell me that they're all like that and no one uses the back brake on a Ducati. I would like to get it as good as I can.

Cheers
When I had my 996 the back brake worked fine but I did change the master cylinder and made sure it was well bled. Use or loose is my rule on back brakes 4D
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Old 29-Oct-2009, 12:05 AM
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Col in my experience even changing the seals doesn't help.

if you ride the bike hard it seems to cook the fluid, most likely because the master cylinder gets heat transfered from the crank cases. My 996 and 998 did this and my st4s does this too.

My solution has been to fit a 'braking' wavy rear disc, which works much better. I've also changed the fluid to a synthetic 5.1 high temp racing fluid. It still goes away if I stand on it a lot (e.g. 5 days in the alps), but generally works great, and it does come back again once the fluid cools a bit.

I think it is called brembo LCF600.

My local bike shop use Motul fluids, and that is what they put in for me at the last service.

The daddy of all racing fluids is made by castrol, but its 4 times the price of the others. You can't mix it with anything else though.

Hope that helps.
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Old 29-Oct-2009, 09:41 AM
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Thanks everyone.
In my case John I don't think it's hard riding that's causing it as it happens when things are cold.
Good advice though, interesting to hear that the wavy disc helps.
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