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'05 450x - Weak Rear Brakes

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Hi.  Brand new to this forum as I just bought an '05 CRF450X this week.  Lots of questions but I'd like to start with this one.  I have two problems with the rear brakes.

1) My foot can hardly engage the brake lever - stock.  i wear a size 16 shoe so i'm not worried that I don't have a big enough attack point!  Any good options to address this?

2) If I just use the rear brakes I can hardly slow the bike let alone stop it.  Brake fluid level is high enough.  I will bleed them tomorrow.  Any aftermarket recommendations to really make this this stop from the rear?

 

Looking forward to the responses.  Suspension is next!  I'm 6'6" and 300#.  Kind of a unique challenge - I know.  Been dealing with it all my life.

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Just maintain the brake system and you will be fine

 

- fresh oem or organic pads

- clean the disc with cleaner

- tighten up the metal retainers to hold the pads really tight in the caliper

- put copper grease on the non-pad sides of the pads

- inspect the line for bulging, and replace with braided Galfer or Braking line if needed

 

Stock, usually the problem is way to much sensitivity.....

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Thanks.

 

What do you think of "sintered" pads?  Seeing a lot of them offered but not any organics.

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