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Old 07-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #346
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I finally got around to putting it together. Still haven't taken it on a test drive yet.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:00 PM   #347
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Upper view of the brake line. I went with a 41" and it is a bit too long but, I can live with it. Glad I didn't go with the shorter line.
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:25 PM   #348
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Still havent fitted mine - I have had a five week overseas holiday and have been riding the R75/7 while I have the gearbox seal , starter, paralever bearings and flywheel issues sorted out.

It looks like I am going to have to machine a bit from somewhere to get the caliper to line up centrally on the disk.

Where has everyone else machined the bit off and how much have you macvhined off.?

And any tips for bleedind the things - it looks like the bleed niple will end up higher than the feed wich usually creates problems.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #349
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I finished the installation of the Tokico last weekend.

It lined up perfectly over the rotor, so no machining necessary for me.

I put a Speedbleeder on it and pumped about half a small bottle of fluid through it. I was just starting to get some resistance close to the handlebar with the lever. It was late, so I tried the rubber bands around the lever and handlebar trip overnight. Went to bed. Next morning, like magic, I had a better brake lever feel than ever.

Can't wait to ride it. Just waiting for my speedo to come back.

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #350
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The bleed nipple needs to be higher, or you will have a problem.

You need to bleed it with the caliper standing up as high as you can go without it coming off the disc. Then patience is needed. Pre filling the caliper before fitting the line helps.

I just filed some off the mounting bosses on the caliper, untill it looked central.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:23 AM   #351
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The bleed nipple needs to be higher, or you will have a problem.

You need to bleed it with the caliper standing up as high as you can go without it coming off the disc. Then patience is needed. Pre filling the caliper before fitting the line helps.
position the caliper so the bleed nipple is higher and use a block or plate to simulate the disc.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:37 AM   #352
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Bosses filed down by 1mm, slow job finished off with bearing blue and a bearing scraper untill the caliper was plumb, looks central, slid the caliper round the disk till the bleeder was at the high point , sucked all the old fluid through with a Mityvac and have a reasonable amount of pressure, so wrapped the the lever withrubber bands round and will leave it overnight.

Just got to get the number plate and rego of the R75 and she is ready to go- first time for almost two months.

I finally splashed out and bought a new SS line - it is 47 " long and with 1'' bar risers, the hose fitted through the origonal clips and through the hole in the fender I wouldnt want it any shorter.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:43 AM   #353
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This is pretty cool to watch... still planning on a caliper swap for G/S as well....
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:04 AM   #354
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This hose length issue is interesting.
How come everyone comes up with a different length needed?

I have a 46" hose, with 2" bar risers now, and it is still about right.
So your 47" hose Beemerboff, indicates about what I reckoned.

I cant see how you can get away with 41", unless you are not running thru the original guides.

Anyway, good to see so many being done. At last we wont have to avoid GS airheads, thinking they cant stop.

Looking at doing The Cougers on the weekend if all goes well.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:32 PM   #355
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I routed mine in front of the forks instead of behind like the original line but, even with that, it shouldn't be that much of a difference.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:56 AM   #356
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Here is what I'll be mounting. In fact, I may have an extra caliper since I bought a pair on eBay. Not 100% sure which hand I'll be using since either could work in slightly different positions on the rotor. Does it matter whether the line banjo is at the top or bottom when the caliper is mounted?

its nice to have the bleeder valve on top for ease of servicing.

?is the rotor a 280mm or a 320mm? - if i upgrade i would really like a lager rotor.

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Old 07-03-2008, 11:05 AM   #357
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Here is my solution for better brakes.

-Double floating BMW discs.
-2 x BMW 4 piston calipers with special custom brackets.
-2 x steel braided brake lines.
-#15 BMW Mystique master cylinder.
-Upgraded front end (Showa 49 mm modified fully adjustable competiton
offroad forks with triple clamps to match the GS specs).
-Modifications to the stock front wheel hub.


The end result gives outstanding braking power and the front forks are a real added bonus.
now this boy is really doing something.

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Old 07-03-2008, 05:29 PM   #358
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More Adapters available......

One of the good fellas down in Australia didn't receive his adapter kit from the original shipment, so I had to setup and make at least one....while I was at it, I went ahead and made another run.

Contact me if interested........


The difference in brake line length is interesting. I have a 42", and wouldn't want it any longer.

Really cool to see people posting pics of the finished product!
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:56 AM   #359
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Pictures of Tokico installed with HPMGuy's adapter

I uploaded a couple of pictures to flickr and added some comments. I think you can see them by going to the following:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28338142@N08/

My brake line is 43". I have bar risers - about 2".

Comments and criticism are invited.

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Old 07-04-2008, 08:02 PM   #360
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If any one has a spare hose for a 6 piston Tokiko, please PM me. I would prefer the one with the adapter at the MC. Mine has a angled bonjo and bolt, and I would prefer the straight fitting.
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