08-10-2010, 08:47 AM
so I have a 600 k8 and this is my first 600 bike. For some reason I thought they are supposed to brake quicker than what I've been experienced on lesser power bikes. anyone knows how quick is "quick"? or experience the same thing.
08-10-2010, 09:34 AM
I guess it's all relative. The lesser powered bike may have been lighter and easier to slow down. Stock Suzuki brakes suck, if you are unhappy with brake performance, new aftermarket pads will give you the stopping power you're looking for.
08-10-2010, 09:44 AM
Stock Suzuki brakes suck, if you are unhappy with brake performance, new aftermarket pads will give you the stopping power you're looking for.
this is bullshit. stock suzuki brakes are fine. i ran completely stock brakes (stock lines, pads, and fluid) on my k6 1k race bike for a while, and would regularly outbrake most people in the advanced group at track days.
all the op needs to do is make sure everything is clean, and the system is bled properly, and you will have all the braking power you NEED.
now, if you WANT more braking power, listen to what nj01_6 said. get some ss lines, some better pads, and some good dot4 fluid, and bleed it properly.
08-10-2010, 11:16 AM
maybe 1000 has better brake than the 600? This bike is almost brand new. I haven't even touch anything that involve the braking system yet. but yea i'm looking to invest in some ss lines and better brake pads soon.
08-20-2010, 02:27 PM
Are you braking hard enough to where your rear wheel is skipping off of the ground? If not then you just arent grabbing enough brake. There may be a different "feel" between the two bikes but the bikes stopping ability is pretty much up to your right hand.
Brake lines, Rotors, Brembo Master Cylinders..... all of that is to improve "feel" of brakes and eliminate brake fade for the racetrack.
08-20-2010, 03:30 PM
I ride an 03' 600 and have never thought there was much of a problem with my brakes until I rode my friend's 07 CBR600rr. He has stock honda pads with front and rear Galfer rotors and steel braided cables. Holy shit...I thought I was gonna flip the whole bike the first time I grabbed the front brake. Glafer rotors are a bit pricey, but if you want good braking then that is what I would suggest going for. I don't think they've ever gotten bad reviews. Plus, from my experience, and what I've heard from several other guys, Honda makes pretty mean pads.
I ride a GSXR, so don't take this as me ripping on Suzuki...I'm just being honest from personal experience
08-20-2010, 10:54 PM
originally when i picked up my new 750 i thought to myself "omg, i feel like there are two pillows on my front rotor"
After further analysis, the stock brakes are fine. Although they "feel softer" , it actually still stops just as fast as I expected. It's a mind trick i think. yes it feels soft when you squeeze, but when push comes to shove, it will stop hard and feel like clouds at the same time.
Prior bikes, 89 750 gixxer, 99 R6, and briefly F4i. The 99 R6 felt aggressive in stopping, but as again, it's not so much the feel people should focus on, but the actual stopping distance which I'm sure is competitive.