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Old 12-02-2007, 05:56 AM   #106
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since the mounts are built into the fork legs axially, would you make a bracket that used those and turned the caliper mounts 90deg?
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:18 AM   #107
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That's what I'm thinking.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:12 AM   #108
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since the mounts are built into the fork legs axially, would you make a bracket that used those and turned the caliper mounts 90deg?
That seems like a very bad idea to me.

For one thing, you'd have to bolt a huge lump of aluminium to the bottom of the fork leg, and so the aesthetic improvement gained by the use of the radial caliper would be more than offset by the cumbersome bracket.

In other words it'd look like a dogs breakfast.

Secondly, the fixing bolts would be acting in direct tension under breaking. That strikes me as a very, very, very bad idea.

tvrla ... if you want an aesthetic improvement as well as a braking improvement, (the nerve of some people ) you could go for the 4 pot gold Brembo option ... I can't remember who it was, but I think one of the other inmates has done it ...

I'm just looking for a simple way to improve the braking on the cheap, and the 4/6 pot caliper and bracket fit that bill nicely.

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:51 AM   #109
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For one thing, you'd have to bolt a huge lump of aluminium to the bottom of the fork leg, and so the aesthetic improvement gained by the use of the radial caliper would be more than offset by the cumbersome bracket.
thats kinda what I was thinking. That little one-point bracket shown above is about as small as you could get.
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Secondly, the fixing bolts would be acting in direct tension under breaking. That strikes me as a very, very, very bad idea.

Cheers

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I'm confused- doesnt at least one fixing bolt in a radial setup act in tension anyway? I would think the lower one, here-



OK, sorry to overthink this- but I could see how those bolts are in shear if you think of the caliper's resultant wanting to move tangentially to the rotor. Then they would be in shear... i suppose...ok im done.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:32 PM   #110
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... OK, sorry to overthink this- but I could see how those bolts are in shear if you think of the caliper's resultant wanting to move tangentially to the rotor. Then they would be in shear... i suppose...ok im done.
Yup, you got me on that one, the caliper retaining bolts are in shear

I just started thinking about the bolting arrangement for a radial caliper adapter, especially with the caliper being in front of the fork leg, and put it into the “too hard” basket.

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:01 AM   #111
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what's the progress on the solo lobo one stop shop, all in one brake upgrade kit?


it's holiday season. you could really rack up.
sending you a PM with some ideas.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:40 AM   #112
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what's the progress on the solo lobo one stop shop, all in one brake upgrade kit?


it's holiday season. you could really rack up.
sending you a PM with some ideas.

I'm an "idea man" with no grand plans on marketing a "Solo Lobo" brake upgrade kit.... I would be happy to sell you a franchise however
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:44 PM   #113
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:28 AM   #114
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OK, so the Nissin 6-piston bolts right on using the adapter that I made for the Nissin 4 piston caliper. The clearance of the inside casting of the caliper, on the side stamped "NIssin" (between the caliper and the rotor) is pretty close, but as the caliper doesn't move it shouldn't be an issue.

Bleeding 4/6 piston calipers is a real PITA! With the 6, as well as the 4 I had to remove the caliper from the forks, turn it so the bleeder was vertical, pound with the rubber mallet and run through a ton of fluid using my miti-mite bleeder before it was good....

The bike isn't back to together yet, and don't expect to be able to take it out for a ride for a week or more. Stay tuned....
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:21 PM   #115
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First test ride with the 6-piston scheduled for the morning
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:04 PM   #116
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First test ride with the 6-piston scheduled for the morning

Awesome. x2
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:59 AM   #117
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:13 PM   #118
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He must still be out there riding and doing stoppies.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:47 PM   #119
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He must still be out there riding and doing stoppies.
The kids got a bit crazy and the day got away from me.. well there's always tomorrow
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:14 PM   #120
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another day? i've had too much popcorn already
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