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I had new front pads fitted to my ZX10r 06-07 when i pulled on the brake lever it was nice and sharp + the lever would only come in a short distance to the throttle grip..2 weeks on the brake lever nearly touches the throttle grip and sometimes the brake seems to shudder like abs...

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Possibly 2 problems m8.
If the brake-lever travel has increased then it either wasn't bled up properly or it's allowing air past the seals in the master-cylinder.
Try tying the lever back to the bar overnight to bring any air in the system up to the top (resevoir) and see if the brakes stay good, if not they'll need bleeding again.
Check for any leaks around all the banjo connections, up at the bars and down at the calipers, plus have a close inspection of the master-cylinder piston area for leaks.
The juddering might be down to a warped disc or two, get the front wheel off the ground and spin the wheel to check for this visually or with a stick and pointer.

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