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It is on! Works better than the stocker with HH pads already, and it is 17f for my ride home with them. They can only get better as the tires can heat up. Feel is way up, it is a true 2 finger brake now.

My biggest complaint with the stock cal was how it lacked feel, especially as the longer stops got towards the end, they would go numb. This just bites right to the end, and modulation thru the lever is super controlled. As it warms up I might be tempted to try a master with a mm or two bigger piston but it will be a matter of fine tuning, it is right at the goal line now.

My buddy is a master machinist, and it took us, (really him, :D) most of 7 hours to design, fab and fit the bracket. Now that we have a prototype, I asked if he would want to sell them. He suggested that steel brackets would be easier to build and that might keep it affordable.

If there is interest I'll see if he is willing to build a few more. It was done as a favor to me, he usually is building factory parts or stuff for aircraft.


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Looks awesome! How's much slack is left in the brake line, looks like the banjo bolt is an inch or two lower.

What year caliper is that?
 

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It is a bit lower, and I deleted the lower bracket rubber mount, but left the wire guide. I probably could have left it alone but it is fine as is. The Galfer line has slack when the forks are topped out, it is not stressed at all.

I had to go search my ebay account to find the year to be sure, 2002 right side GSXR 750 caliper. It was around $25, off a low mile bike.
 

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I'm starting to thaw out now, frigid ride home. I'll get a better pic tomorrow in the light of day, the garage is stuffed full with bikes and a snow blower. :eek:

2 fingers, medium pressure and the forks bottom with authority, instantly. The pads bite hard till you release it, can't wait till we get some warm tire days! :cool:
 

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I'll be waiting to see more pics :)
Interested to see what you do with the bracket. Could prob use some paint...
 

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Love it! Have a six piston Tokico sitting around, will try it. Think it will be overkill??? The six piston always had less "feel" than the 4 piston. Ran both on my GS1150 converted to USD forks and the fours always felt more linear and easier to modulate...Will try it anyway, just cause it's lying around and fully serviced....Thanks for the post.
 

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We'll be able to compare...But from past experience with the six vs four, I know the four has better feel...Always liked Nissin over Tokico....Cheers, Brian:D
 

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That looks good!! I would buy one if we could get a good looking adapter plate for a reasonable price :D

It looks like you got some deep grooves cut into your rotor, whats up with that??
 

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He is a big $ machinist so I'm not especially optimistic. I'll ask again, I think the cost would be prohibitive, especially in aluminum. A steel bracket would be more than the aluminum Brembo one listed elsewhere but you'd save $ on the easily available caliper.

If we get 10 willing to purchase I'm thinking he'll build them. If we have a serious group buy lined up I'll push him a bit, get a price and see where we end up. Sound good?
 

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If ever he's not interested or his cost is way out there, I could approach my machinist (also a sponsor) and get a price from him...Just saying. In alum.:D
 

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If ever he's not interested or his cost is way out there, I could approach my machinist (also a sponsor) and get a price from him...Just saying. In alum.:D

Go for it, not really excited about twisting his arm for a full batch! :D
 

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Much to my surprise, he called me to come down next week and fab up a steel prototype for mini production! My kid wants one for his 250 too, so it looks promising that at least a few more will be built.

Understand up front though, this isn't some piece out of China. It will be hand made, maybe water jet cut and hand welded by a American craftsman. I doubt it will be especially cheap, his ballpark guess was about $100ish.

My brake as it sits now was $25 caliper on ebay, $35 EBC "HH" pads and a $50 SS line. That still builds you a very affordable brake kit in my eye, but if nothing else, it will be another option, maybe.

I'm considering a new $40 ebay 14mm master to complement the 4 pistons. The stocker works well, but a mm more piston might give it even better power with good feel. Compared to totally stock, this just blows that away already.
 

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If we can find reasonably priced calipers this will be cheaper than the Brembo caliper mod. Plus rebuild parts and pads will be easier to find as well.


Keep us posted, I am most likely in for that price. I got a feeling these would be hot sellers if he can make them look nice :D
 
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