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Old Sep 5th 2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Brembo Monoblocs, a tip...

Here's the thing…
I was impressed by the brakes on my Panigale, best sport bike brakes I have ever used, but not by a big margin. Satisfied might be a better word..

well… I had my bike in to have the recalls done today and the tech bled the brakes while he was messing about with the bike and .. HOLY BALLZ.

What a difference.

Bleed your brakes.. you may be unknowingly in the same boat as me.
I've gone from satisfied to gobsmacked.

seriously…

..no.. really.

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Old Sep 5th 2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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I bought some new racing brake pads from Brembo yesterday. I have the same problem as you. Good brakes but it seems like my Streetfighter S has more brakepower to it.

I'm gonna try it too
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Old Sep 5th 2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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I bought some new racing brake pads from Brembo yesterday. I have the same problem as you. Good brakes but it seems like my Streetfighter S has more brakepower to it.

I'm gonna try it too
Get back to us when you do..
If you're not completely blown away by the Monoblocs.. you've got a little air in the system.
Could be the case for lots of us.
If you feel ANY sponginess, bleed them and prepare to be impressed.

No joke, if I had spent 6k on a brake upgrade to get the result I got from bleeding, I would have been VERY happy.
And the brakes weren't bad to start with !

I just fell in love with my bike all over again.

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Old Sep 6th 2012, 12:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up...I had my first track day yesterday and although the brakes were very very good...I started to have some lever fade during the latter laps in each session.
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Old Sep 6th 2012, 02:40 AM   #5
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I was just telling a friend about my brakes.

I've literally felt my eyeballs heaving out of their sockets with one finger.

God help me the day I grab a handful in anger
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Old Sep 6th 2012, 02:42 AM   #6
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I was just telling a friend about my brakes.

I've literally felt my eyeballs heaving out of their sockets with one finger.

God help me the day I grab a handful in anger
I never understood this. Road / racing, any bike I've ever ridden I have always brake with my full hand. I don't get it how people use the full force of the brakes using just one finger.
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Old Sep 6th 2012, 02:48 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Hakosuka View Post
I never understood this. Road / racing, any bike I've ever ridden I have always brake with my full hand. I don't get it how people use the full force of the brakes using just one finger.
Which part?

For road applications, there is ample power in your index finger, also plenty of dexterity and feel.

OK, I'm not gonna generate 100% braking force, but then how often do you need that?
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I was just telling a friend about my brakes.

I've literally felt my eyeballs heaving out of their sockets with one finger.

God help me the day I grab a handful in anger
easy fix: just tape off the other 4 fingers to the throttle
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Old Sep 6th 2012, 04:32 AM   #9
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Which part?

For road applications, there is ample power in your index finger, also plenty of dexterity and feel.

OK, I'm not gonna generate 100% braking force, but then how often do you need that?
i agree with Xbox, it's the modulation that i need in brake, Ducati finally gets it that they best brake are not the biggest or strongest
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Old Sep 6th 2012, 04:53 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Hakosuka View Post
I bought some new racing brake pads from Brembo yesterday. I have the same problem as you. Good brakes but it seems like my Streetfighter S has more brakepower to it.

I'm gonna try it too
Make sure you bed the new pads properly or they will glaze. You defintely won't be happy with them if that happens...
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