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Help - Advice needed on upgrading 06 F4 Calipers/Rotors

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I would like to upgrade the calipers and rotors on my 2006 F4 1000.

Please advise


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The first question is "why"?

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The first question is "why"?
Because they suck.

Like mine do.

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Because they suck.

Like mine do.

That's a great answer and it really helps to establish what the OP wants to dow with upgraded brake performance.......

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That's a great answer and it really helps to establish what the OP wants to dow with upgraded brake performance.......
You mean like yours? At least mine answers a question.

There are no good options. An indictment of the Nissan setup is that a couple yrs later, MV went with a Brembo radial brake system which, in the case of an earlier F4, would require a complete front end change. The current system is a shocking setup for a $25k, 160 hp bike.

I replaced my pads with EBC's that Ferracci said would improve the braking. After having them milled to the proper thickness on a $20k machine to remove expensive pad material - oh yeah, the EBCs did not fit out of the box - the improvement was marginal at best. My amateur assessment is that it is probably the master cyl that needs to be changed to change the fluid volume at the actuating piston and therefore the brake force ratio going to the calipers. But I never did any of this. The current system is horrible and borderline dangerous.

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I would ask if he as upgraded to better brake lines or master yet.

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The original equipment brakes were pretty state of the art back in 2005. They aren't dangerous...unless you are Mark Marquez and racing.

Bike came with steel braided hoses, so no real upgrade there.

Yes, compared to later brakes the axial mount Nissins are inferior, but they still stop the bike.
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For around $1500 and some patience, you can convert to a radial front end setup.

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Back to the OP...why? What is your goal?

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Back to the OP...why? What is your goal?

I want better stopping power.

I have a 17 Yamaha r6 dedicated track bike and I would like the F4 to behave similar.
Im aware the R6 weighs less , etc.

Would like to do a brembo caliper, master cylinder and rotors but need advice on models and part numbers.

I dont want to go overboard, simply to have more responsive brakes
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