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Old November 10th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Brembo brake calipers for the 250???

Hey guys, just saw these on ebay, not a bad price and i do ride my ninjette pretty hard and feel i could benefit from some better than stock brakes. anyone have any experience with these or suggestions for replacing the stock brakes?

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Old November 10th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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I think you might be better off with just upgrading to braided stainless steel brake lines and upgraded brake pads. I'm not sure what kind of hard riding you do to need more braking. I feel the stock brake system is more than adequate for everyone's needs. The brembos will require you to make brackets and do some R&R to make it work properly. Plus what you listed is a rear brake setup.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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your stock 2-piston brake calipers are better than those single piston rear brakes
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Old November 10th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #4
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I don't think it would be worth it for the rear.
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That's not even a real Brembo caliper. Knock-off from Thailand.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #6
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well they are listed as 2 pot... i see in their other items they have 4 piston brakes too. i know its a rear brake, i emailed them to find out about a front caliper.

how big a diff will it make switching to braided cables?

i was actually searching for replacement brake pads when i stumbled on this item. and the new brembo calipers with pads cost about as much as replacement pads do, a lil extra shipping of course, but thats why i really considered the switch.
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well they are listed as 2 pot... i see in their other items they have 4 piston brakes too. i know its a rear brake, i emailed them to find out about a front caliper.

how big a diff will it make switching to braided cables?

i was actually searching for replacement brake pads when i stumbled on this item. and the new brembo calipers with pads cost about as much as replacement pads do, a lil extra shipping of course, but thats why i really considered the switch.
Those are not genuine Brembo calipers.
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your stock 2-piston brake calipers are better than those single piston rear brakes
they are dual piston calipers
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Old November 10th, 2011, 03:16 PM   #9
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Those are not genuine Brembo calipers.
yea, i notice how they dont mention brembo anywhere in the listing.

so what other calipers are out there for our 250's?
just out of curiosity
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the brakes aren't the bottle neck here.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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Those are not genuine Brembo calipers.
+1 and I don't think they would bolt up right on the bike. The stock calipers are plenty capable to me especially with braided lines. I haven't even seen any racers locally that swapped the calipers out. After I installed my lines I went to test them out and was able to screech to a stop with ease.
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how big a diff will it make switching to braided cables?
I'm sure you know the benefit of steel braided vs stock rubber. Steel braided reduces/rids the expansion loss from the pressure on the lines so you get more braking for the same effort used in to brake normally with stock rubber lines. Combine that with better brake pads and you got MAD BRAKING POWER!
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...Steel braided reduces/rids the expansion loss from the pressure on the lines so you get more braking for the same effort used in to brake normally with stock rubber lines. Combine that with better brake pads and you got MAD BRAKING POWER!
+1. Also those knock off calipers are not a direct bolt on.
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thats why i love this site!
thanks for the feedback and info guys.
scratch the knockoffs and put braided cables on the wishlist.
so what brake pads are recommended? ive seen kevlar or ebc... what do you suggest?
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people like vesrah and ebc double-h sintered pads.

if you want more braking power or to just look cool you might consider adding a second disc and caliper... some guy in indo did it and he made a video on youtube.
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thats why i love this site!
thanks for the feedback and info guys.
scratch the knockoffs and put braided cables on the wishlist.
so what brake pads are recommended? ive seen kevlar or ebc... what do you suggest?
I have the ebc HH sintered pads. They kinda sucked worse then the stock nissins until they broke in. After that they felt pretty good.
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HEL or Goodridge braded lines & Carbone Lorraine or EBC sintered HH pads are what you're after.

I've HEL's on the front & they are a massive improvment on the stock ones, I keep the rear rubber to reduce the chances of a rear lock up.

Kevlar brake pads aren't as strong as sintered, & i think the stock pads are sintered, so you dont want kevlar (organic)
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thanks again for the feedback everyone!
now i need rear brake pads asap so whats the best place to buy online? cheapest price and fastest shipping on sintered pads, either ebc, vesrah or the carbone lorraine?
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rear brakes are pretty useless on the 250. i wouldn't spend much money on them, or use them very much... cheap cycle parts would be my first suggestion, but its easier to just go pick them up from a local kawi dealer
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rear brakes are pretty useless on the 250. i wouldn't spend much money on them, or use them very much... cheap cycle parts would be my first suggestion, but its easier to just go pick them up from a local kawi dealer
Yeah I wouldn't even bother getting sintered pads for the rear. Just go with organic.
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Yeah I wouldn't even bother getting sintered pads for the rear. Just go with organic.
really? i actually use my rear brakes alot and the rear pads seemed to have worn faster than the front.

im thinking of just grabbing some cheapies for the rear rt now since it feels like they need replacement immediately... and im gonna order the braided cables and sintered pads for front and rear and do a complete changeover once they arrive.
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get the vesrah pads dude, they are awesome, and also cheap.

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really? i actually use my rear brakes alot and the rear pads seemed to have worn faster than the front.

im thinking of just grabbing some cheapies for the rear rt now since it feels like they need replacement immediately... and im gonna order the braided cables and sintered pads for front and rear and do a complete changeover once they arrive.
actually, i have 2 extra sets of vesrah pads one set for the front and one set for the rear.

they were $70 total with shipping and everything off of that kurveygirl site i will sell them to you for $55 shipped if you want.

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actually, i have 2 extra sets of vesrah pads one set for the front and one set for the rear.

they were $70 total with shipping and everything off of that kurveygirl site i will sell them to you for $55 shipped if you want.

if you want i can put pics up
sweet! theyr brand new rt? and i see the front and rear use the same pads on our bikes. ok u got a deal! i gotta transfer some funds to my paypal so gimme 2-3 days and i will send the funds.
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sweet! theyr brand new rt? and i see the front and rear use the same pads on our bikes. ok u got a deal! i gotta transfer some funds to my paypal so gimme 2-3 days and i will send the funds.
thanks brother! much appreciated!
glad to help a fellow ninjetter! brand new of course, still in there original packages. also will come with a sanding block to prepare the pads.
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awesome james! thanks brother. got ur PM
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I'll take a set if Shaol1n Monk just wants to do one.

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sorry nemesis, im doing a complete swapout to the system so im gonna grab both sets.
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Well, I feel that even with the stock brakes I can stop pretty fast, and don't use close to 100% of my braking power the majority of the time, and have been pretty satisfied with braking performance even in emergency situations. I use the front brake mostly, and my front wore out much faster than my rear did.

I also switched out to the EBC HH Sintered. They seem to work fine.
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