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Old 07-23-2010, 12:14 AM
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This may be a really stupid question but I can't find it in the manual...My brake lever has a little too much slack for my liking and I would like to tighten it up a bit. How is this done? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:52 AM
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Their is a round **** (think a boot a quarter ) on the brake lever near where it attaches. Move it to adjust
 
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:33 AM
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The F4i brakes have PLENTY of room for improvement.....

My round **** always seems to adjust itself when riding...it wouldn't stay where i put it.

Here's how to get MUCH better lever response:
1. Fresh fluid/flush will frim up the brake lever a bit. -cheapest way but don't expect massive improvements.
2. Gets some Shorty Pazzo knock-off levers from ebay for $40, much better/adjustable than stock.
3. Get some Stainless Steel Braided Brake lines (Ebay cost me $44) Excellent brake feel and super touchy lever response.
Your setup will look like this, with the double banjo bolt coming from the master cylinder:


pic courtesy of mzk4lyfe101's "Rebound **** thingy " thread
 

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or option C

abandon this set up all together and go to radial front master with external res.

 
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:20 PM
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I just changed my brake fluid, I have stainless steel lines but the lever still moves quite a bit before it starts to grab. I would like to purchase some pazzo levers but is there anyway to make the brakes bite quicker? Or is this just the way the F4i is?
PS: I've tried adjusting how close the brakes are to the handlebars but it doesn't seem to make a difference on responsiveness.
 
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I'm pretty sure thats just the way it is...

F4i masters cylinders are not the best by a long shot compared to newer bikes and designs, but are still pretty capable of stopping the f4i on a dime. I guess if you really want a touchier MC, swap it out with one from a newer bike like ZMDS18 said.

My buddy has a race only 2008 R6 (ss lines, pazzos, pads) and his brakes start to grab before the tailight switch even "clicks". Almost too touchy IMO...
 

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Old 07-23-2010, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by zmds18 View Post
or option C

abandon this set up all together and go to radial front master with external res.

Ive thought of doing this, how hard is the swap what are the needed parts?
 
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