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Rear brake pedal travel


beberle

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I'm not thrilled with the responsiveness of the back brake. Feels like the back pedal travels a good inch before any braking begins. Even then, it takes a good bit of pressure for any braking force. 
- Has anyone tried or thought about more aggressive brake pads on the back? Or maybe upgrading the master cylinder?
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Have you tried adjusting the pedal to ensure your foot is not travelling a bit before pressing the pedal? I ask this as I'm happy with the way it works, where the action seems to be fairly progressive but not linear, from slight retardation to full on ABS engagement.
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Definite pedal travel before the master cylinder kicks in/ I feel ANY braking. I don't have enough braking power to lock up the back tire on a dry road. At least without standing on the pedal :-/
- sounds like I need to look closer and maybe bleed the system. 
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Two thumbs up for EBC HH pads on the rear. Just a guesstimate, but an easy 25-30% increase in stopping power. To me, front-to-rear braking just feels more balanced now.  Per the picture, part # is FA174HH for the rear pads. Paid $30 shipped from Amazon. I also saw a complete front & back sets in the $90 range, but I'm pretty happy with the front brakes. More aggressive riding in the mountains or track, and I'd get EBCs for the front as well.
- the quality of the EBCs appeared to be equal to the OEM Nissin pads. 
 
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Good info Beberle! I like to trail brake and the rear on mine is currently rubbish. Will adjust the lever, bleed the brake and then change pads if necessary.
I have used many sets of EBC brake pads racing - good stuff at a decent price.
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