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Thumper38

2012 YZ450 front caliper

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So I got to ride my new 450 this past weekend and I love it in every way except the front brakes. I put a EBC 280mm rotor on it and there strong but not nearly as strong as my KX450. I have a Honda master cylinder and a SS line going on next. So is there another caliper that is stronger than what I have now? (Honda, Brembo ). I really want the strongest brakes I can get, Im 230#'s 6'3" so I need the stopping power. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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So I got to ride my new 450 this past weekend and I love it in every way except the front brakes. I put a EBC 280mm rotor on it and there strong but not nearly as strong as my KX450. I have a Honda master cylinder and a SS line going on next. So is there another caliper that is stronger than what I have now? (Honda, Brembo ). I really want the strongest brakes I can get, Im 230#'s 6'3" so I need the stopping power. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Haven't done it myself, but I hear that the '07 and earlier caliper will fit on the '08+ caliper bracket.

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See if you can find a set of pads from a CRF or KXF that will fit. CRF450 pads were the cheap fix for the '07 and earlier models.

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So I got to ride my new 450 this past weekend and I love it in every way except the front brakes. I put a EBC 280mm rotor on it and there strong but not nearly as strong as my KX450. I have a Honda master cylinder and a SS line going on next. So is there another caliper that is stronger than what I have now? (Honda, Brembo ). I really want the strongest brakes I can get, Im 230#'s 6'3" so I need the stopping power. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

I put on the Braking Batfly 270mm rotor and got a big improvment.

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I use Braking pads....same as those included in the Batfly-kit

oh gottcha didn't know it came with pads. Kinda getting tired of my front brake myself so looking at options.

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i noticed honda 's front brakes are a solid rotor, and my 10yami nd buddies 09 kawi are both front floating rotor. i rode a friends honda with a solid rotor, and it felt a bit stronger. recently my front rotor got twisted nd i decided to replace it with a cheap solid rotor from tusk at rockymountainmc. rode a few times on it seems to be a slight improvement. is there actually one thats better than the other?

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Floating vs. solid makes no difference in feel or power. Floating rotors don't tend to distort as much when heated.

OEM rotors are stainless steel to keep them from rusting. Some of the aftermarket stuff like the Braking line up are carbon steel. Carbon steel usually generates more friction against most brake pads, so the brakes feel stronger.

The Honda you rode probably felt stronger because of the Honda pads and the slightly smaller master cylinder bore.

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I just put and 09 whole Honda system on my 11 yam. and its way better . I do have Braking pads as well . I think the 07 Honda system seems a little stronger than 09 but maybe its bled a little better.

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