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Old 04-15-2008, 06:21 AM   #226
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I can buy the components to make a short line for $nz48- plus postage from British spares in Wellington , so I know I am being ripped off.

However , with my recent luck with deliveries I am reluctant to order anything from overseas.

I cant even find the old line to check the fitting on the end .From memory it has a 10x1.25 concave female fitting , but until I find it or pull the new line of the bike to check I cant order.

Not like me to fling anything out dso Its back to the shed for another search.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:39 PM   #227
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Found the line, and a few other lines I have removed to fit SS braided line on other bikes - if I can find a 10x1mm male convex/ male concave adaptor I have all rest of the bits I need to fit the new caliper
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:46 PM   #228
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Well Friday is here, and still no bolts. The vendor assures me they are on the way. I will be traveling all next week, and will not be able to ship the kits out untill I return on the 28th.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #229
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Well Friday is here, and still no bolts. The vendor assures me they are on the way. I will be traveling all next week, and will not be able to ship the kits out untill I return on the 28th.
Thanks for your time and trouble
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:33 AM   #230
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I got my 6 pot caliper now, just need the time to pull the 4 pot off, and fit the 6. Bloody brake bleed again.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:50 PM   #231
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Well Friday is here, and still no bolts ...
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Thanks for your time and trouble
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No worries. I've waited this long, so another week isn't an issue
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:53 AM   #232
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Just scratching around on Ebay, and I reackon the Triumph Sprint ST, RS, and Daytona955 calipers are the same as the Nissin 4 pot. They have Triumph cast in them thats all.

Just another option to look at. A few on Ebay.

The 6 pot Tokico has a different brake hose banjo bolt than the 4pot Nissin.
Different thread. Lucky I had an XR250 in bits. Banjo bolt fits 6pot.
My 6 pot is off an ZX9R kwaka, late 1990s-2002??
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:50 PM   #233
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Just for a refresher, what models do the 6 pots come from?
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:11 AM   #234
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6 pots come from a wide range of bikes.

Dont quote me on this list, just my observations.

Suzuki Hyabusa, Suzuki 1200 bandit, Suzuki TL1000.
Kawasaki ZX9R, ZX12R, some ZX6Rs.

Maybe more, but this is what I have checked on Ebay.

I have one off a ZX9R.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:19 AM   #235
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Probably a question for Solo, I have fitted my 6pot, and while it is definately an improvement over the 4pot, the lever travels a bit too far for my liking. Using 2 fingers will jam my fingers.
I will attempt to bleed it again incase there is still some air in the system.

No real feel, but plenty of bite.

I am still running the original solid disc, is the later drilled floating disc better?
I have one, so no problem.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:31 AM   #236
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Just been out with the file on the mounting pad of the caliper, and centered it better.
Did a rebleed, and now has less lever travel, and feels more solid in its operation.
Havent ridden since, so cant comment on road feel.
Going on my ride today before all this, it certainly is stopping heaps better.

Now just need to come up with a rear disc setup.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:18 AM   #237
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Got your driveshaft back from Hardy spicer, then.

What did it end up costing ?Ray hasnt even started looking at mine yet.

My GS is off the road - a tooth broke off the flywheel and jammed the starter, and the starter stripped the nylon teeth off the sun gear in the planetry reduction gearing.

I can get the wheel and a freshen up kit from the States for around $50- delivered, but I dont know if the armature has been overloaded.

Or the same people have a complete new starter for $179-

Decissions, decissions.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:08 AM   #238
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Did a rebleed, and now has less lever travel, and feels more solid in its operation. Havent ridden since, so cant comment on road feel.
That was going to be my suggestion.... more bleeding.

My thought on the six is that it seemed much stronger than the 4, but lacked some feel.... curious to know what you think.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:18 AM   #239
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didn't I read somewhere to turn the reservoir on its side to allow trapped air to escape??

might also do the same to the caliper especially since it's mounted quite different than intended.

just saying, soft lever is usually fixed with more bleeding as Solo says.

good luck

a drilled disc will just run cooler btw,
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:03 PM   #240
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Went for a short ride this morning, and as Solo said, a lot stronger braking than the 4pot, but lacks a little less feel at the lever. Nothing worth worrying about though.

Go the 6pot
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