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Offline Octane

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brake caliper swap?
« on: October 21, 2016, 05:13:05 AM »
has anyone tried swapping the front calipers on a gen 1 b1200 over for a set of the six piston ones from the gen 2 1200?
id anticipate if they did just bolt up you would be best to also swap over the master cylinder.
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Offline riversbikes

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Re: brake caliper swap?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 08:07:19 PM »
I've got a nice (rebuilt, cleaned, red rubber grease, decent pads) set of the 6-pots if you are interested.

Offline China Greg

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Re: brake caliper swap?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 08:23:47 AM »
I tried a pair of Nissin 3-pots off a Kawasaki 1200... they were used, and I had to clean them out.. but they began to give me some problems on a long trip... somehow my rotor started getting more and more warped, giving me pulsation, until it was very bad and I had to point it home. It COULD WELL HAVE BEEN that I had damaged (bent) the rotor when changing the tire.. so i can't say for certain that it was the calipers that screwed me..

But I went back to the standard 4-pots again... put some fresh Vesrah pads in... cleaned out the old fluid... and you know what? These brakes work as well as any...(stainless lines and Wave rotors)... so I think that those three-piston calipers are ..not really worth the effort... although I guess they LOOK cool to your buddies at Bike Night
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Offline ventYl

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Re: brake caliper swap?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 06:48:42 PM »
I've heard that some of brake calipers kawasaki used in late '80s tend to bend under heavy load. maybe this is what caused your rotor to bend.
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