Funny how some of us are more sensitive about different things. I never notice my front brake feel. Feels the same all the time to me. I bleed and change out the fluid quite often though, like every 15 hrs or before an Enduro, and like fresh pads, so maybe the feel is consistent b/c of that.
I'm sensitive to tire pressures, can feel when it is just 1-2 pounds off.
I think after the YZ fork swap I'm in the middle of, I'm going to try an oversize front brake kit. This thread has increased my awareness of how beneficial this would be.
Its def interesting what we are sensitive to. I do all that as well... I change fluid every 10 hours. Im not extremely sensitive to tire pressures though, I cant tell the difference in 1 or 2 lbs up front, but dont notice the rear as much unless its extremely dry and hardpack or its got WAY too much pressure in it.
Fresh pads are a must as well. I keep a set or two on the work bench so they can be changed as soon as I notice a decrease in performance. Rotors and pads are also deglazed after every ride. There is alot of room for improvement. I never realized how bad the Yamaha
brakes were until I started playing with different set ups. My results were the same as Maniac's... the Yamaha
stuff was "good enough" then I got faster and felt the need for a little more performance, then a little more, then a little more. The honda
set up and a solid rotor was the solution for me at a fraction of the price of an oversize kit. I've also heard that the RMZ set up is a very nice mod as well.
Edited by BDubb106, August 09, 2012 - 05:17 AM.