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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Solo Lobo, Apr 7, 2005.
wanna sell your 4 piston? i haven't picked one up yet.
Already have someone in line... your second if he decides this one ain't for him....I'm planning on selling the caliper, ss brake line and two sets of pads as a package, and am going to try and turn out another adapter so this will be a plug-and-play" kit.
now you're just rubbing it in.
Let me know if you would like an extra set of hands when you install it. I'd love to learn more.
I think Solo Lobo may be onto a new business venture if this keeps up.
EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA
THE LONE WOLF GS BRAKE UPGRADE
-COMPLETE PACKAGE TO MAKE YOU STOP LIKE A PRO-
-Includes: Caliper, bracket, SS line, and a lollipop.
All for just $XX.95
And if you call now... blah blah blah.
in the words of JT, "I'm joking...sort of"
Sure. Actually, it'll take some machine work to make the adapter. The rest should be pretty easy. I'll also be installing the cartridge emulators pretty soon as well.
I'm generally working through the weekends - but have every other Sunday free. Trying to plan around such a weird schedule is tough, but otherwise, you're welcome to come hang out and talk beemer. Send me a PM.
with just two X'es, looks like you're suggesting solo's price to be below $100 for the full kit!
Well, he is the king of finding things cheaply and he IS the inspiration for the "dark secrets" thread.
hell, he's probably already outsourced somebody to make advrider entries for him. It's not even the real guy any more.
I am so all over that
At one time my sig line was "cheap bastard", found my 6-piston caliper for $19.95! How'd you do tvrla?
I think I got a pair for $30. Let me check...Nope. Sorry - I'll correct myself. It was $26 for the set of six piston jobbies. Figure I'll mount the left one on another bike.
Does that make me the new 'cheap bastard'?
Once you guys get it figured out, I'd love to know once and for all which of the calipers you have to use. From just looking at pictures, it seems you have to use the left side caliper and just turn it around to go on the right side of the GS.
Sorry if this has already been covered.
Dude, get with the program and read the first few posts...
Yes, you would want the left-side caliper as they are mounted behind the fork legs on most modern bikes and in-front on our antiques....
The one that I have coming is from a 1999 Kawasaki ZX9
I'm interested to see if you like the 6 or the 4 piston more... in my racing circle a few years ago we found we actually got better front brake power and feel from the 4 pot nissan on a friends CBR929 than I could get on my 6 pot GSXR1000 brakes..
The logic was along the lines that with equivalent hydraulic force you are spreading your pressure out 33 percent more on the GSXR1000 brakes so they in fact weren't as sensitive and didn't have as good a feel as the 929's. In fact some guys racing the big gixxer converted them over to 4 pots.
Both setups with steal lines, sintered brake pads etc. .. but I'm sure with the right hydraulic ratios of master cylinders to piston, etc the six could do better.
Mind you with these bikes we were talking about the difference between 2 fingered vs. 3 finger rolling stoppies at 80 mph
Rumor has it the real hot setup now is the 4 pot calipers with 4 individual pads. You get four bite surfaces instead of two, each pad has its own direct piston, and a gap to clean the dust between pistons
Anything's gotta be better than the block of wood my R90 has up front :huh
Sorry... just too many irons in the fire and I didn't look before I typed. I think stagehand and I are related. toooo fast with the submit button.
I was in a bike shop when I saw a 2005 1200 Bandit. It had twin 6 piston Tokico's. I saw a Hayabusa it had 6 piston Tokico's. Since it appears I got the shaft because I paid high $70 to high $80's for my 2 calipers.
Can we all just get along and end this madness of who has the most piston's in our caliper? FYI if you look at the line on the rotor it(Tokico) definitely has more pad surface than the 4 Piston Brembo. Once again thanks Solo, John the New Zealand guy and Scot Marburger.
No way Les ... this is far too much like fun
I know of at least one other Kiwi who's considering this upgrade ... all I need to do now is to buy up New Zealand's surplus stock of left hand Tokico six pot callipers and I'll be one step closer to my plan for world domination.
Thanks for all the info Guy's
John the pom, in Kiwi land
aka the spring driven thing
You should go drum brakes man. It's the only way to go.