Pro factory parts?

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4/22/2018 5:38 PM

I hear pros talk about factory suspension and motors but what could be factory about the brakes? They seem to stop excellent but what would make them be like that?

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4/22/2018 5:41 PM

Bigger pistons, grippier/softer brake pads, etc.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

4/22/2018 6:11 PM

OK I was wondering.... is there a brake pad similar to what the pros use? I know my son said his 250 doesn't stop as nice as his 450 so I'm looking for new pads

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4/22/2018 6:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/22/2018 6:26 PM

What bikes does he ride? Both Yamaha's, Suzuki's, etc.? Two different brands? How many hours?

Maybe try bleeding the brakes first and see if that helps.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

4/22/2018 6:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/22/2018 6:30 PM

He's got a 16 ktm 250f and the 18 factory 450 ktm. I have replaced the oil and bled the brakes but it won't hurt to check them again. The 250f has 89 hrs and the 450 has 9hrs

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4/22/2018 7:28 PM

Here's a video from Galfer explaining the pad compounds:


I run Galfer lines, sinter pads with the Tsunami Superlight Oversize Wave Rotor. Besides the caliper and master, it's pretty close to factory.

You could buy the Brembo SXS calipers:
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4/22/2018 7:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/22/2018 7:47 PM

Pretty interesting. I may check into the brake lines I don't think I wanna spend that much on a caliper lol especially since it's his last year on the 250f and I definitely won't be fast enough to need it when I take the bike over...lol

Does the oversized rotor help that much on the ktm? I've heard it's a must on the jap bikes but never thought about on the ktm..also did the brake lines improve a lot or did u do it all at once?

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4/22/2018 9:28 PM

ktm-5 wrote:

Pretty interesting. I may check into the brake lines I don't think I wanna spend that much on a caliper lol especially since ...more

With 89 hours on the bike you have the line could have a soft spot causing to as much pressure to the caliper. At least try and replace the front.

I like the oversize floating rotor because it gives you more grab but he floating makes it feel more progressive and not grabby/lock up.

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4/22/2018 10:32 PM

The calipers change over a ton of years on KTM's if I remember correctly. So may be the same caliper on both his 250f/450f. So that points to it not being a lesser quality caliper and something else, needing a rebuild kit, new rotor/pad, line issue, MC issue, ect. Brembo brakes are wicked so there is a culprit elsewhere.

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-'09 KX500AF

- '19 KX450F

4/23/2018 2:02 PM

OK I went and bought a new front brake line and pads we'll see how that does this weekend. Thanks for the pointers

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