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My Tokico calipers on my 06 gixxer front end are shite....only get 8000km out of brake pads, the standard pads for them are very thin in the pad department.....
Have spotted a set of perfect 04-06 R1 units.... does anyone know of they are a good swap?

Or CBR1000 ones i think ......wouldn't need to change the hoses then
 

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It's probably difficult to find any real data for longevity of different brake setups.
Maybe you will be able to find some data for different pads, different compositions for different applications i guess. However pads which last longer might eat rotors faster instead?
 

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The R1 / R6 ones have thicker pads standard..... by almost 2mm per pad....which gives them more life, and better hea absorption i would assume
 
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sounds like good upgrade for front brakes! anyway im wonder if you also need to use different master cylinder from what you run ( 06 gixxer ) to work properly with these R1/R6 or CBR calipers?
 

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sounds like good upgrade for front brakes! anyway im wonder if you also need to use different master cylinder from what you run ( 06 gixxer ) to work properly with these R1/R6 or CBR calipers?
Yeah, possibly. I am probably needing new lines as well, as the take off points on the R1 calipers are on the side...... unless i can encourage the gixxer ones to work with careful re-routing
 
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