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WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

Am I the only one that thinks that the 954 rear brake has no feel and is lacking seriously power, it's hard even to lock it, unless lot of power is used.

Bike is only 6000km driven, I changed the fluids and there is no air, it has good lever feel, just no real power.

Compared to my previous bike(thunderace and TLS1000) the brake is shiat.

Probably gonna try steel braided line next, or different pads.

I like good rear brake, cause I wheelie all the time, and all the power and feel is welcome.

I already dropped the bike doing slide with brake, the rear got traction and over it went. No damage thou. Crash protection worked.

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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

I have no power on my 929's rear brake, either, with a steel braided line. I don't think I could lock it up, but that may not be a bad thing
Dunno what to tell ya, seems to be the "norm". If you find a fix, post it up!
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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

You can lock the rear weel easy, by pushing hard

Seriously a more sensible rear brake would get people in trouble more than anyting.

I would leave it as is. or maybe ajust the hight of the pedal
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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

Try using the front brake...

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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

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Try using the front brake...
Yeah, hadn't thought of that, so if you're not, then do! I rarely use my rear brake, so I don't mind that it doesn't have much ooomph.
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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

Rear brake is designed to be weak, all the power is in the front. I personal never use the back brake.
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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

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Try using the front brake...

Is that why there's two big rotors on there, damnit I've be doing it wrong the whole time.

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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

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Is that why there's two big rotors on there, damnit I've be doing it wrong the whole time.
You might have taken one off so the rest of the world can see your spinners more easily.

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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Don't be a hater, it doubles as an excellent salad chopper, I get to 190MPH then pull in my driveway and chunk a head of lettuce at it.

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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

I've deliberately left bubbles in my rear brake line to make it soft and weak.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

I took my rear brake and all associated components off. Less unsprung weight.
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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

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Try using the front brake...
Doesn't do him a lot of good when he's doing his wheelies

Just buy a XX or a VFR with the linked brakes
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Re: WANTER:more rear brake power for 954

linked brakes won't brake the rear wheel simply by pulling the front brake. They need resistance on the left front rotor to compress a little mini master cylinder.

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Re: WANTED:more rear brake power for 954

Yep I use only front when I'm on the track, but I want use the rear so I can make slide turns and wheelie against the brake.. past the BP.

I know it has been designed to be weak, but all my previous bikes had better rear brakes and I have trained not to lock the rear, but I want to lock it when I want to. Also those previous bikes had more feel for the brake.

One magazine said that new speed triple has two cylinder rear caliber and the rear brake has fantastic feel, when it's used to control wheelies. Maybe I need to hook some two cylinder caliber there.

I think I'm not asking much, this is almoust the only downpoint that I have found from 954, other then this, it's pretty good.

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Re: WANTED:more rear brake power for 954

If you really need a stronger rear brake than put on a new set of pads, make sure the lines are completely bled of air (bubbles can get trapped easily in the rear line), and adjust the brake pedal to give you maximum leverage when braking.

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