zx-12R mini-review

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by darsy, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. darsy

    Hog Guest

    The answer is usually at the Master Cylinder. Fit the right ratio
    radial m/c and good pads and they should be good as anything. Even if
    the discs are made of something horrible, and you would expect Kawasaki
    to use something mainstream, then EBC prolites would sort it.
    Hog, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    the calipers are Tokico 6-pots, and a lot of people seem to hate 'em,
    so possibly they're the main culprits.

    Don't get me wrong, the brakes work sufficiently, but they need a big
    handful to slow the bike from the sort of speeds it can do, as opposed
    to the "two fingers gently squeezing the brake lever, do a rolling
    stoppie" effect that the brakes on my 'blade produced.
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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    Hog Guest

    I don't think they are the best callipers but they in particular benefit
    from the right master cylinder.
    Hog, Jul 13, 2009
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    Eddie Guest

    If they're clean (and kept that way), they should be fine.

    The brakes on my 9R just weren't up to the job when I first got it.
    Carbon Loraine pads made a huge difference.
    Eddie, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    it's just had EBC FA188HH "ultra high friction Double-H sintered
    copper alloy brake pads" fitted and the fluid changed. Maybe they'll
    improve when they're bedded in a bit more, or maybe as Hog suggests I
    need to look at the master cylinder situation.
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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    CT Guest


    Several people will be along shortly to tell you that EBC HH are shit.
    CT, Jul 13, 2009
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    Eddie Guest

    EBC HH are shit.
    Eddie, Jul 13, 2009
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    Hog Guest

    They are great. Hard on your discs. But great.
    Hog, Jul 13, 2009
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    CT Guest

    I'm sure there are several people hereabouts (inc. Lozzo & Bear IIRC)
    that are of the opinion that EBC HHs are the D207s of the brake pad
    world, and if you fit them YOU WILL DIE![1]

    [1] This is especially true if you are also using an Oxford tail-pack.
    CT, Jul 13, 2009
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    ginge Guest

    They're fine.

    I've used them on the ZRX for the past few years, they've not warped
    my discs, caused more wear, less wear, or got me lost in the back end
    of nowhere.

    Oh, and I've got D208's on the 10R..

    ginge, Jul 13, 2009
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    ogden Guest

    <ghostly voice from beyond the grave>

    My 7R had EBC HH pads, D207s (well, Rs, but whatever) and an Oxford
    ogden, Jul 13, 2009
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    davethedave Guest

    <strange echo of ghostly voice>

    My 7R had EBC HH pads tokiko 6 pots and Bridgestone BT014s it stopped OK
    apart from the last time when it didn't
    davethedave, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    WTF is wrong with D207s?

    In fact the D208 I have on the back of the 12R seems great (fucking
    huge 200/50 thing though it is - I suspect moving down do a 190 might
    quicken the steering a little).
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    Thank you, Mr. Bear.
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    obviously an unsafe combination.

    I mean, you riding a motorcycle.
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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    Eddie Guest

    There's no need for that kind of insult. I was merely fulfilling CT's
    Eddie, Jul 13, 2009
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    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Thank **** I managed to avoid dying in all the years I used EBC HH
    pads on my 9R.
    Andy Bonwick, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    you just *look* like you've died.
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    no need for an insult is no reason not to insult.
    darsy, Jul 13, 2009
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    Champ Guest

    It's worse than that - we used to avoid dying when we raced with EBC
    HH pads in the endurance bike!
    Champ, Jul 13, 2009
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