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Shocking Brakes!

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Not long had my fireblade and the brakes are in desperate need of some work! I want to completly overhaul them. I'm looking on wemoto and below is a list of what I think I need. Have I missed anything? Are EBC brake pads the best to go for?

Bike is a 1999 CBR900 rrx.

Rebuild Kit Brake Mastercylinder - Front
Rebuild Kit Full Seals Caliper - Front
Rebuild Kit Full Seals Caliper - Rear
Pads Front EBC Sintered (HH Type)
Pads Rear EBC Sintered (HH Type)
Dot 4 Hydraulic Fluid 250 ml - Rock Oil
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Hi guys,

Not long had my fireblade and the brakes are in desperate need of some work! I want to completly overhaul them. I'm looking on wemoto and below is a list of what I think I need. Have I missed anything? Are EBC brake pads the best to go for?

Bike is a 1999 CBR900 rrx.

Rebuild Kit Brake Mastercylinder - Front
Rebuild Kit Full Seals Caliper - Front
Rebuild Kit Full Seals Caliper - Rear
Pads Front EBC Sintered (HH Type)
Pads Rear EBC Sintered (HH Type)
Dot 4 Hydraulic Fluid 250 ml - Rock Oil

I'd just strip and clean the rear caliper and master as they don't do much anyway. I would also replace the hoses with braided lines.

I just last week completely stripped and cleaned the brake systems on my '88 GPX250R that's been sitting for about six years. The rear master was rusted solid so I had to punch the piston out with a drift. And the pad material had come off one of the front pads due to rust. A good clean and put everything back together with the original seals and they came up brilliantly.
I also had to straighten the front disc as it was bent 2mm.
I would normally run EBC's but a mate gave me some Ferodo's for free so I threw those in.
She passed the licencing inspection today with no problems :-)

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Re: Shocking Brakes!

Thanks for the reply.

I was thinking of replacing the master cylinder as there doesn't feel like theres any compression there. The bike already has braided lines!
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Thanks for the reply.

I was thinking of replacing the master cylinder as there doesn't feel like theres any compression there. The bike already has braided lines!

A newer secondhand master may be worthwhile as long as it hasn't been sitting a while.
I would just clean what you have and then go from there if you're still not happy with anything. The brakes aren't bad when they're maintained in good condition. The crucial thing is to replace the fluid every year to prevent corrosion.

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Re: Shocking Brakes!

The bike was owned by a old guy, he rode only a few hundred miles in the last few years. Many thanks for your help, I've ordered a master cylinder rebuild kit and new dot 4 fluid, ill clean everything else and buy anything if its needed.
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