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Old 12-31-2007, 05:36 AM   #121
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another day? i've had too much popcorn already
Virtually speaking?
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:27 PM   #122
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another day? i've had too much popcorn already
So, I just got back from a 30 minute ride aorund town doing a bunch of braking in assorted circumstances. I would note here that I also changed my fork oil from 15wt to 10 wt, and removed the end cap from my right hand fork leg that was partially blocking the new holes drilled for my Racetech cartridge emulators so I did experience a bit more dive (but the front end felt much more plush!). And, I used the pads that came with the caliper and are about 20-30% worn.

So, the first time braking from speed I said to myself "WOW!!" this different then the 4-piston caliper! (and then kept saying the same thing each time I braked)

I would say that the 6 brings more stopping power, with the 4 I had two finger braking with no issues and the 6 brings easier two finger braking for sure

I am thinking that there is less feel, so more braking with less squeezing but less feel as to what the front brake is doing. I think I need to ride some more and do some more research
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:03 PM   #123
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:41 PM   #124
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:07 AM   #125
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Here is a shot of the new 'six. Still waiting for my driveshaft to return from HPNguy to put on some miles and provide some further assessment!

Oh and no my bike isn't oxidized, that's some left over dust from cutting a few 2x4's recently !

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:16 AM   #126
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:18 AM   #127
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:04 AM   #128
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Thanks to all of you here for the great info! I have yet to pick up my
'92 R100 GS (March), but I can see that there will be plenty of Winter tech mods in the Future! Better find a bigger clamp for the wallet!
Thanks again for the info,research, great pics, and some "opinions"...
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:46 AM   #129
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:23 PM   #130
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That's a good looking 6 piston baby!

Solo,
As a proud parent of a 6 piston caliper...I can say you have a strapping little
6 pistoner.






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Old 03-04-2008, 12:25 AM   #131
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Just put a 4spot Nissin on my GSPD, with 46" hose.
Having a heap of trouble bleeding it. Nothing is moving.
Had to give up and come to work. What a bummer.
I will continue tommorrow and see if I can fix this issue.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:42 AM   #132
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Just put a 4spot Nissin on my GSPD, with 46" hose.
Having a heap of trouble bleeding it. Nothing is moving.
Had to give up and come to work. What a bummer.
I will continue tommorrow and see if I can fix this issue.
Come on Ian, I'm counting on you to get this one right for us boys down south. Let me know how you go b4 I start source a 4 spot.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:46 AM   #133
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I will have another go tommorrow before I start work. Just run out of time today. Had to get a tap for one of the threads in the adaptor, then get a hose made up.
Now I need more fluid( brake that is )
Off Thurs, and Friday, so should have it under control by the weekend.
Hope my shocker turns up by then as well.
I will keep you informed Scotty.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:01 AM   #134
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Just put a 4spot Nissin on my GSPD, with 46" hose.
Having a heap of trouble bleeding it. Nothing is moving.
Had to give up and come to work. What a bummer.
I will continue tommorrow and see if I can fix this issue.
The trick to bleeding these suckers is to remove the caliper from the fork, hold it so the bleed nipple is straight up and wail on the caliper with a rubber mallet to move the air bubbles up to the bleed nipple, then reinstall, bleed as normal and repeat.

When I did the 6-piston, I slowly filled the caliper through the bleed screw hole (with the verticle) very slowly and let it sit for a day or two and then put is on the bike. I also filled the brake line off of the bike as well....

Keep at it, it is a serious chore to get done but worth it!
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:33 AM   #135
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I'm dying to know if you really needed the 46" hose or if you have an armlength of extra coiled up in the handlebars somewhere.

I've assembled and measured 5 times on my 89 GS and even with the acerbis rally pro guards and the steel transfer brakeline removed, I can't come up with measurements showing that I need anything more than 37" of brakeline.
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