Author Topic: Low speed brake shudder  (Read 1649 times)

Offline maxtog

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Re: Low speed brake shudder
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2019, 09:31:16 pm »
Where is the best place to get OEMs?    Ronayers  sells them but how do I know they are the latest?

I ordered mine from the dealer.
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Re: Low speed brake shudder
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2019, 05:37:18 pm »
Where is the best place to get OEMs?    Ronayers  sells them but how do I know they are the latest?

Maybe Man of Blues can clarify this. It looks like the 08-09 have one part number. The 10-11 have another and then the 2012 on up have another.

I think he just means the 2012 part number is the latest.

Looks like it was already discussed here

They look to be cheapest from Partzilla. I also think they stock them so they ship really fast. I think sometimes things are shipped from Kawasaki first and that takes extra time.

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Re: Low speed brake shudder
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2019, 10:47:50 pm »
I had my front brakes re-done at 18k miles in Oct 2013 and also 25k miles on May of 2015, both under the extended factory warranty.

I just started noticing the shudder again at 42k miles and need to start looking at options. Seems like the latest Kawi pads, part number 43082-0122 are best per my reading.

Anyone have any info on the rotor thickness range? I can mic it out and see what it is, but don't have the ability to check run-out. Just wondering if in 17k miles, the rotor may need to be replaced?

It isn't bad yet, so I have time. I will be doing a cleaning and maybe even sanding of the rotors (as best as possible without removing them) I can do, to see if it helps. Also plan on adjusting the throttle cable tension (this is a thing right?) as I don't know that it has ever been done and seems a little "sloppy".
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Re: Low speed brake shudder
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2019, 03:29:35 am »
Interestingly enough, my brake shudder on the C14 was caused by an errant piston in the front caliper.  Rebuilt the front (new seals) and it went away.  I lived with it for many years.  I kick myself for not doing them earlier.  It's not always the rotors.
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