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  • cheran4200
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    Few basic things apart from visual inspection:
    1. Air in the brake lines? Full bleed 3-4 times.
    2. Maybe the pads have glazed! Sandpaper them with fine grit sandpaper. 1500 should do.
    Bleeding was done multiple times in Goa after which I immediately tested and found no improvement at all.
    So once back home took to service center to fix vibration in the fuel cap which crops up many times, they reassemble the cap and it vanishes.
    Then they checked and tried fixing the brakes after which I got this response from the head mechanic that they are like that and nothing can be done about it and the only option is the well know change of brake lines and pads.when the entire universe including the engineers at kawa know this then why is nothing being done about it? Why dont they recall the bikes and fix it or is it again a matter of few thousands which the customer doesn't mind spending so why bother attitude.

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  • Divya Sharan
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Few basic things apart from visual inspection:
    1. Air in the brake lines? Full bleed 3-4 times.
    2. Maybe the pads have glazed! Sandpaper them with fine grit sandpaper. 1500 should do.

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  • rusty_mechs
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
    I did get it looked at..the response are that they are built like that. Nothing can be done about it..
    Video record their response and post on their FB page etc man... They cannot play with human life like that.

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  • cheran4200
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by rusty_mechs View Post
    Do have your brakes looked at.

    N650 brakes are below par no doubt, but my rear locks every time I brake hard...
    I did get it looked at..the response are that they are built like that. Nothing can be done about it..

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  • rusty_mechs
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
    Mine are non existent.. Even standing on rear brake pedal doesnt stop the bike at crawling speeds. If they are not ready to make by bike safe or the brakes work as they should then I won't hesitate taking legal course..I had enough of their apathy towards me.
    Do have your brakes looked at.

    N650 brakes are below par no doubt, but my rear locks every time I brake hard...

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  • itsmevini123
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
    Mine are non existent.. Even standing on rear brake pedal doesnt stop the bike at crawling speeds.
    OMG! This is very unsafe and unimaginable on a Kawa...

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  • cheran4200
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by Sachinnair View Post
    The Ninja 650 stock brakes are below expectations of many owners and let alone the service center mechanic, when this question was asked to the MD & Deputy MD of Kawasaki India in Annual meet they too had a similar response. They mentioned it is deliberately made spongy and as usual they remained mum on why ABS is not provided as an option.

    So apart from the pointers mentioned by [MENTION=26077]abhimanyu31[/MENTION] if you still face lack of confidence while braking, I suggest you to upgrade to aftermarket brake pads and steel braided brake lines. It does make a difference in braking compared to stock.
    Mine are non existent.. Even standing on rear brake pedal doesnt stop the bike at crawling speeds. If they are not ready to make by bike safe or the brakes work as they should then I won't hesitate taking legal course..I had enough of their apathy towards me.

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  • Sachinnair
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    The Ninja 650 stock brakes are below expectations of many owners and let alone the service center mechanic, when this question was asked to the MD & Deputy MD of Kawasaki India in Annual meet they too had a similar response. They mentioned it is deliberately made spongy and as usual they remained mum on why ABS is not provided as an option.

    So apart from the pointers mentioned by [MENTION=26077]abhimanyu31[/MENTION] if you still face lack of confidence while braking, I suggest you to upgrade to aftermarket brake pads and steel braided brake lines. It does make a difference in braking compared to stock.

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  • cheran4200
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    Agreed. That's why we've been asking for ABS since day 1 because braking on OE setup is inadequate. Also, the mod for better braking won't cost 50k man!

    Sent from my phone. Kindly avoid it while riding.
    50k was just a expression. what i necessarily meant was that we shouldnt be spending even a rupee for something that should be a default in these bikes.

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    Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    Agreed. That's why we've been asking for ABS since day 1 because braking on OE setup is inadequate. Also, the mod for better braking won't cost 50k man!

    Sent from my phone. Kindly avoid it while riding.
    50k was just a expression. what i necessarily meant was that we shouldnt be spending even a rupee for something that should be a default in these bikes.

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  • Divya Sharan
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    Agreed. That's why we've been asking for ABS since day 1 because braking on OE setup is inadequate. Also, the mod for better braking won't cost 50k man!

    Sent from my phone. Kindly avoid it while riding.

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  • cheran4200
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    To be frank, he is helpless. I mean N650 brakes ARE spongy.
    Yours is just the naked trim so I presume everything is the same.
    All N650 owners have moved to steel braided brake lines and Galfer pads IIRC. @Sachinnair, please help.


    Sent from my phone. Kindly avoid it while riding.
    yes true. but then coming from such a reputed company we should expect a official response and help from the company. Why should we spend our money for after market upgrades when by default the brakes should be working properly and bite accordingly. isnt this a safety issue which might lead to accidents and be a breach of contract by the company by selling and using under performing and ineffective equipment in a vehicle which can touch high speeds yet cant stop even at a speed of 20kmph?

    This is a safety and life threatening issue and not something which can be overlooked especially in a bike which doesnt come with abs. IMO spending another 50k for steel braided lines and oem brake pads is not the correct solution for something which should be a part of the bike in the first place.

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  • Divya Sharan
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
    The service center guys informed me that the brakes are completely fine and that's how they are in these bikes it seems..wtf..he just informed me saying that rear brakes are useless and won't have NY bite whatsoever and will remain spongy.
    The front brakes locked up due to emergency braking.
    To be frank, he is helpless. I mean N650 brakes ARE spongy.
    Yours is just the naked trim so I presume everything is the same.
    All N650 owners have moved to steel braided brake lines and Galfer pads IIRC. [MENTION=31671]Sachinnair[/MENTION], please help.


    Sent from my phone. Kindly avoid it while riding.

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  • TheArcher84
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    Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
    I don't know man...my joy of owning a kawa is slowly dying out due to after sales...I am done struggling with kasturba KTM..will try auto service next as that's were most owners get their kawas serviced.
    Yeah, you are right bro...the anticipation taurns to joy and within a fraction turns to hatred...sorry for you buddy. Hope you have good reviews about the new place.

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  • cheran4200
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    Originally posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    Thats the best ever answer you can hear from the service/sales person after spending 5.5L. What the ?????????
    I don't know man...my joy of owning a kawa is slowly dying out due to after sales...I am done struggling with kasturba KTM..will try auto service next as that's were most owners get their kawas serviced.

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  • TheArcher84
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    Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
    Excellent points there bro...I got what you meant and I gave my bike for service two days ago...my major complaints were infirmed especially the brakes..
    The odo was replaced but the same issue of 99.9kmpl trip mileage came up while driving home.
    The service center guys informed me that the brakes are completely fine and that's how they are in these bikes it seems..wtf..he just informed me saying that rear brakes are useless and won't have NY bite whatsoever and will remain spongy.
    The front brakes locked up due to emergency braking.
    Thats the best ever answer you can hear from the service/sales person after spending 5.5L. What the ?????????

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