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But the 07-09 are the same, what is the difference from 10-12? Even the calipers are different from 07-09 and 10-12.

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haven't done any research, but would agree with what is posted above. And im actually looking for a used 08front m.c. as my 08crf450 has way better feeling front brakes than my 04 (same pads, same fluid, same rotors).. way better.

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My 2011' front brake is terrible. MX action mag doesn't like them either. They claim an oversized rotor stops complaints. Fwiw.

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I read it and they say it is because of the guard making the brakes heat up REALLY fast, so it like instant fade. But these brake aren't for a Honda, im converting my Yamaha brakes.

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Why not go with an oversized brake rotor kit? You could also look into SS braided lines to reduce compliance (expansion) in the rubber brake hoses.

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People say that going with a stock complete Honda set-up is better than big brake and SS on the Yamaha set up. Idk, im not 100% set on a certain thing, but right now putting my options together, im in the process of re-bleeding my brake right now for the 100,000th time, and if I cant get the stock set-up to work good, im just going straight to the Honda set-up.

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Before going with a Honda setup I would do the following:

1 - Get a master cylinder rebuild kit and rebuild the MC.

2 - Get a front brake caliper rebuild kit and rebuild the caliper.

2 - SS Braided line (Go ahead and use new crush washers and banjo bolts...they are pretty cheap)

3 - New brake pads

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Well if rebuilding and replacing the seals and stuff in BOTH the caliper and the MC didn't make any improvement. Then maybe a 07+ CRF front MC will be the solution. However, they can be hard to find if you are looking on Ebay.

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I'm a Yamaha guy...

Running Honda pads in the Yamaha caliper is the first step towards better braking. I'm now running a complete Honda 09 250R brake setup - the one with the linkage at the MC. It bolts straight up to the Yamaha.

I've since upgraded to an oversized rotor also, which works perfectly with the Honda setup - and all on a Yamaha :lol:

BTW, if your after a decent SS line, grab yourself a Tusk line off rockymountain - if you check the line you'll see that its actually a Galfer line (at half the price).

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Back when I had my yz426f, I used a complete front brake system from an '07 crf450r. It was HUGE improvement. Everything bolted right up, too.

Picked up the crf system from a part-out. Way cheaper than some of the other suggestions.

You see this a lot in the Yamaha forums. Pretty much the first step you take in improving your braking.

Now I just ride HONDA's! (but that's besides the point)

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Best brake system is the 07+ master cylinder (although I find the earlier units just fine myself) then get a SS line and Oversized brake kit from CRFStuff.com.

Great stuff there! same product as used on the Geico team bikes.

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I'm a Yamaha guy...

Running Honda pads in the Yamaha caliper is the first step towards better braking. I'm now running a complete Honda 09 250R brake setup - the one with the linkage at the MC. It bolts straight up to the Yamaha.

I've since upgraded to an oversized rotor also, which works perfectly with the Honda setup - and all on a Yamaha :lol:

BTW, if your after a decent SS line, grab yourself a Tusk line off rockymountain - if you check the line you'll see that its actually a Galfer line (at half the price).

So how is your set up? Can you explain it?haha lever feel, braking power, etc.?

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