As a follow-up, if you had the option to buy either Gen3 ZX10 calipers or 07-up ZX14 calipers, which ones would you buy?
I'm swapping ZX14 forks to my bike, it will have a ZX10 front wheel (258.2 oz for rim and rotors, no spacers or axle or tire). Anyways, want to make sure I get the best OEM brakes I can without getting into brembos (can't afford them for quite a while).
Yes, the Gen3 is all zx10's from 2008-10. The calipers in that ebay page would do you just fine. I've got a gen3 and I love my front brakes, so if I had to buy, I'd go that way. But I've heard the 07+ zx14's have fabulous brakes also, so you wouldn't go wrong either way.
Is there any advantage to the 11-12 calipers over the 08-10? I noticed that the 11-12 calipers use 2 pistons that are the same size compared to the gen3 calipers that have 2 different piston sizes. I ask because they are all about the same price. As for ZX14 calipers, I cannot find them on ebay. There was a set but they went to fast.
That's kind of what I figured. I put an offer in on a pair of 09's. Hopefully this will work out. Planning to have my whole front end swapped over by Saturday so I'll need some brakes to go with the new forks.
09's fell through, but got a set of '10s. I figured that I'd get the different sized pistons for whatever I may gain in braking modulation over the newer. Just hoping that the newer calipers aren't super lightweight or anything like that. Guessing though with one of the pistons sharing a part number with the '10 model that there really isn't a huge difference. Now if they were brembos that would be a different story. Just saw a pair on another forum that would be about 30 oz lighter for the pair than the stock '07 ZX10 calipers.
ZX14 and 07+ ZX6R calipers are the same parts. 08-10 ZX10R calipers are great also. I run 09+ CBR600RR monoblocks and I love them. I had to buy some 5 mm spacers off of eBay to run them on my forks, but I got the entire front braking system for $140 shipped. That's the only reason why I didn't go the Nissin route. Killer deal.