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I can't be the only one that hates the rear brakes on the T7

 

It feels very mushy/spongy and just doesnt provide any feedback. It seems to go from mush to locking up with no in between and very little predictability.

 

Has anyone experimented with improving this? I'm unsure if the poor feeling comes from the rubber line? Or maybe some HH rated pads would be enough to help?

 

Front brakes feel great. I just use the rear a lot. Probably more than most. And would love some improvement here.


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@ManBearPigThese threads have some ideas for you on the subject.  Personally,  I'm ordering pads from Camel-ADV to try to improve mine.

 

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We upgraded the brake pads own our 700 Tenere to GALFER units, huge improvement! For the front of the bike we opted for HH Sintered compound: Better initial bite than the OEM front pads Advanced ceramic brake pad composites ready...

 

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a long time ago, on a much different bike that had same "binary" rear brake ...  

i welded the banjo bolt hole closed, then re-bored it with a smaller diameter hole....    it gave much more feeling and pressure

HOWEVER - I do not recommend this if you are not 100% sure what you are doing.   voids warranty, no clue how it affects ABS, etc etc

 

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change the pads, makes a world of difference. I do the same thing on my MTB's, stock pads are almost never as good as AM options.

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12 hours ago, Firebolter said:

change the pads, makes a world of difference. I do the same thing on my MTB's, stock pads are almost never as good as AM options.

What is recommended as best AM pads for the T700? 

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15 hours ago, ManBearPig said:

I can't be the only one that hates the rear brakes on the T7

 

It feels very mushy/spongy and just doesnt provide any feedback. It seems to go from mush to locking up with no in between and very little predictability.

 

Has anyone experimented with improving this? I'm unsure if the poor feeling comes from the rubber line? Or maybe some HH rated pads would be enough to help?

 

Front brakes feel great. I just use the rear a lot. Probably more than most. And would love some improvement here.


Thanks 

Get the pads from Camel ADV.  Or the same ones from your supplier of choice.  The rear is light years better than the OEM.  The Fronts he has are better as well but the rear is a must have.  

 

J

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I'm on my 3rd rear pad set in 17.000km, stock, brembo and galfer. My rotor is pretty worn, with deep grooves while my buddies have all intact rotors.

 

I have checked for uneven wear or a sticking pad but it all seems OK. I use the rear brake a lot.

 

Anyone here has the same issue? 

 

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