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Old 04-08-2005, 08:42 AM   #9
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I'll repeat the same measurement and also check the pad area. All I can say it that the change does make a noticible difference (rode in today). I am still working through a slight ridge that the stock set-up left at the top of the rotor where the stock pads didn't touch, but that is mostly gone this morning!

I suspect that the different sized bores for the Nissin pistons makes a difference as well in the "feel" component of this change.

Let's see what my measurements say!


Originally Posted by Steve Pickford
I considered fitting a Nissin 4-pot to my airhead GS until I measured the diameter of the Nissin caliper, worked out the surface area & found that the two large diameter GS pistons had a greater surface area than the Nissin caliper (off a GSX-R750/1100).

It could be though that Nissin pads have a greater pad area?
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Originally Posted by Stagehand
your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
So I sold my GS and went shopping for a G/S!
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