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post #1 of 7 Old 04-07-2018, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Street 750 2015 vs 2016, Brakes issue resolved?


I am new into bikes and i want to choose the street 750 as my first bike.

First of all, i heard that the street 750 2015 have front braks issues, and some even say they are failing! Is that true?

And if yes, is the problem upgraded on the street 750 2016 model

and if yes, does anyone know how much it'll be to replace the front brake system?

Thank you very much for the help
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Never had any front brake issue with my 2015. few minor changes on the 2016 make it a better option
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I have also had no front brake issues with my 2015 Street. Yes, the front brakes could have more bite in them, but as long as you ride within the safety envelope of both your bike and your riding skills, there should be no braking issues.

The 2016 models had slightly better braking, but nothing that would make me justify a change to their braking systems. Looking back through the forum you will find an excellent recommendation, to change the front brake pads to a certain EBC type that apparently does improve the stopping power. If I had to make any change, it would be to a better grade of brake pads, like the EBC.

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I would say that it's 2017 release that improved the braking situation significantly. Although since 2016 you have braided lines together with 300mm discs (only 2mm more than in 2015 version) in 2017 it was paired with ABS system ( as standard in EU- think this was still only optional in the rest of the world..) and fine-tuned.

I was testing Street for the first time in 2015 and was seriously disappointed with the braking system (compared to my GSX750 Inazuma that I had) and almost caused accident when was test riding and was doing late-stop before the traffic lights. This worked fine with my Suzuki and with HD I ended sth like 5m further than I wanted (on the middle of pedestrian crossing when the people where already there!) although I squeezed the breaking lever till the very end... The 2017 version of Street 750 that I own now is at least acceptable if not quite good- I can stop exactly where I want and emergency breaking is no longer a cause of heart attack

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I never had any issues with my brakes on my 2015 either. If you think it needs to be looked at, I would take it to the dealer for an evaluation. Brakes is not something you want to mess with...
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IIRC, one of the problems with the 2015 bikes built at the Indian plant was that the brake pads weren't great. If your bike came from the KC plant or was a later model year you should be OK.
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I had a 2015 and never had any real complaints about the front brakes. They wouldn't lock up, but they would stop the bike quickly.
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