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The Grisos brakes have a much better initial bite than the MVs. Its a non-radial Brembo kit and the feel inspires more confidence than the MV.

So the question is, what is the best route to make me feel good about the MV brakes again? I am fully stock in that regard, its a 750 so I am running those Nissin calipers.

Would the Ferodo pads be a noticeable improvement? Should I pair them with rotors? Or would my time/money be better served just saving up and upgrading the system altogether?

The bike is probably 50/50 street/mountain riding now with 4-5 track days a year. I'm not fast enough to have any real noticeable fade issues, just trying to get that bite. When grabbing the level on the Guzzi it feels like I am stopping a much lighter bike.
 

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Have ever removed and serviced those Nissin calipers Ryan, they do need a service every now and again because some of those pistons love to get stuck. Those calipers are far better than most guys will tell you mate.
 

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I haven't had them rebuilt or anything, just flushed a couple of times. Do they need to be redone that early? I've just ticked over 11k. They dont really feel different to when I first got the bike with 352 miles on the clock (but 10 years old), just got spoiled with the setup on the Guzzi.

I figured I could be fine with those calipers since fade isn't a real issue for me. I was first hoping I could get more bite with a different pad material.
 

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Try some DP race pads. I use them on the GSXR 750 that I ride on the track. I also use Motul RBF 600 fluid. I am able to brake with one or two fingers into VIR Turn one at about 160. They have very strong initial bite but give great feel and very progressive.
 

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Not a problem. They are a sintered metal pad. I have ridden with them in 40 degree temps on the track. Have ridden with them in the wet but have been using slicks for the last several years. You can get them through any dealer who is supplied by Parts Unlimited which I believe is the largest wholesaler in the country so the should be readily available. Parts Unlimited catalog is available online.
 

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I haven't had them rebuilt or anything, just flushed a couple of times. Do they need to be redone that early? I've just ticked over 11k. They dont really feel different to when I first got the bike with 352 miles on the clock (but 10 years old), just got spoiled with the setup on the Guzzi.

I figured I could be fine with those calipers since fade isn't a real issue for me. I was first hoping I could get more bite with a different pad material.
You can do it yourself Ryan, all you need is some brake cleaner and new brakefluid. It's been well documented in the past and I recently did a friends on his bike. The middle 2 pistons I think where the one's getting stuck.
Take the calipers off, split them, remove the pistons carefully, wash everything with brake cleaner, don't loose any O-rings and seals, assemble everything as it came apart, lube the pistons and seals with new brakefluid.
Bleed the whole lot from scratch, go ride.
If you have 10k on those brake pads, I'd dump them anyway.
 
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