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Offline shigidar

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ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
on: 16 Oct 21, 07:59:59
i am going to replace for Brembo
this part number Product code: 07SU27.SA is for road use

https://moto.brembo.com/en/detail/07SU27/kawasaki/ninja-sx/1000/2020/pads/front/SA/0

this part number Product code: 07SU27.SR is for race use

https://moto.brembo.com/en/detail/07SU27/kawasaki/ninja-sx/1000/2020/pads/front/SR/0

there is some price difference but negligible.
i am using the bike 50% for commuting ( fast) and 50% for canyon very fast rides

what would you choose?

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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #1 on: 16 Oct 21, 09:46:50
SA Definitely .

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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #2 on: 17 Oct 21, 02:11:22
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The extra bite you will get will not outway the linear performance and longevity the SAs will give you IMO  :027:
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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #3 on: 17 Oct 21, 07:30:22
Interesting post.

I’ve found the brakes on my 2020 Ninja1000SX a little lacking, just hasn’t got the initial bite I was used to with my Speedtriple.

Perhaps a change of pad to something like these might help….

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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #4 on: 18 Oct 21, 03:25:21
Doesn't the speed triple have steel braided hoses as standard? I think it's a larger master cylinder as well. It's certainly more of a sports bike set than on the SX.

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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #5 on: 19 Oct 21, 12:12:21
I can't comment re the speedtriples brakes, but cannot imagine wanting more braking on the Ninja SX. I've had to do a couple of full on emergeny stops where the rear wheel has left the ground, all the while retaining confidence in the front and without the ABS kicking in.

I do understand there will be differences in feel to the braking with different pads and that is great as it gives us choice.  :028:

 
 
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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #6 on: 19 Oct 21, 02:56:32
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
I can't comment re the speedtriples brakes, but cannot imagine wanting more braking on the Ninja SX. I've had to do a couple of full on emergeny stops where the rear wheel has left the ground, all the while retaining confidence in the front and without the ABS kicking in.

I do understand there will be differences in feel to the braking with different pads and that is great as it gives us choice.  :028:
It is not about lack of stopping power or even feel, i had 2016 model and at first pads change switched to brembo, the difference was mainly when had to brake repeatedly and hard, while entering corners on a long very fast twisty  down hill.   I agree that for 95% the stock pads are 100% fine and for the last 5% they are 95% fine, just want 100% all the time.

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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #7 on: 20 Oct 21, 10:52:58
Yeah agree not comparing apples with apples as the Speedtriple is a more sporty bike. It has Brembo M4.32 callipers and steel braided hoses and is quite a bit lighter too, so braking isn’t going to quite the same.

The Ninja’s setup seems fine but is probably the most noticeable dynamic difference to me when riding. I wouldn’t say I ride the bike hard enough for it to be an issue, it just a feel thing. If changing the pads and maybe the lines would address some of the difference, then I’d be a (slightly) happier boy 😁


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Re: ninja sx 2021 Brakes choice
Reply #8 on: 20 Oct 21, 09:32:43
I have Brembo SA pads on my 2017 sx and have been using them for years.  I like them obviously.  I changed the lines on my previous SX for braided hoses and it made a noticeable difference IMHO.  I will be changing for braided hoses on this one in the not too distant future.
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