This is not refering to my RC. That bike has been problem free since I bought it new in 03. My friend just bought an 02 GSXR 1000 and the front brakes have a problem. They don't engage gradually. You pull the lever and there is a little pull before they engage, which is normal, but then all of a sudden they just grab as if you squeezed as hard as you possibly could. The lever is not spongy so I'm assuming there is no air in the system. The rear brake works well but has a very, very loud and annoying squeek. I don't know what kind of pads are on the bike and have never used race pads but this seems odd that they would grip that hard. Just a slight pull will seize up the front tire. Any recommendations from the experts? If the front forks are bad could that cause the problem? I'm at a loss as to where to begin.