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August 16, 2005, 08:53 AM

Aight, so while at my track day I experienced a bit o' brake fade, which opened my eyes to a whole new kind of "Oh Shit!" moment going 120+ in to T1 at Jefferson. I figured the new fluid I had used in the most recent flush was to blame, but not so, after putting the bike on stands and giving the front tire a spin I noticed it was binding.

The front right caliper is phucked. Tried to take it apart, and in the process, could only get one piston of the 6 to move at all (pumped the brake like my shop manual said to, in order to remove pistons, and only the center inside piston moved at all) Being unhappy, I attempted to pull the pistons out, and in the process scored one which was really stuck good.

The scores are at the top of the piston and donít reach any of the seals, and I have begun a rebuild of the caliper, but I think it might just be better to replace the entire caliper. Wondering if any one knows where to look for calipers. Currently I am looking on ebay, and such, and I know calipers from 98-02 for both the 6R and the 9R will fit, but am unsure if any other years/models will. Anybody know? Yada, yada, yadaÖ Any info is greatly appreciated.


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August 16, 2005, 09:58 AM

I believe you have the 6-piston calipers correct?

If so then you also could use FA188HH pads from EBC (stay with me here).

That probable means you have a lot more options than you think.

Calipers from the ZX12R, ZRX, Hayabusa, and TLR will work.

eBay!

I'm using ZX12R calipers on my TLS!


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August 16, 2005, 10:28 AM

Yea, I saw your post a while back and then went on parts411 and saw that the same part number for 6 pisont calipers fit 6Rs 9Rs 750GSXRs 12Rs Busas, and TLRs. I am already actually running EBC FA188HH pads and stainless lines, Im assuming that I can reuse my lines with all these calipers, is that right? When you got your calipers off ebay did you rebuild them or just put them on right out of the box?


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August 16, 2005, 11:24 AM

I changed the pads then put them right on. But then the calipers were in great condition when I got them. Thatís going to be the hard part... finding them in good condition.

I still have my old TLS calipers that are in excellent condition but they are only 4-piston calipers. They would work for you but might not be what you want.

You should be able to run the same lines. I think the main issues is the banjo bolt and thatís only a problem when changing master cylinders (ask me how I know lol).


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August 16, 2005, 11:30 AM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/kawas...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SUZUK...spagenameZWDVW


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August 16, 2005, 11:40 AM

You dont happen to have those black calipers from the TLR still do ya? BTW Thanks for all the great info!


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August 16, 2005, 01:15 PM

Unfortunately I sold them when I picked up the ZX12R calipers. Don't worry, If I had them I would have offered them over. I'm trying to reduce the amount of 'extras' in the garage.

No problem... One of the first things I looked into was the calipers when I modified the brakes. Over on TLPlanet.com we did a little research to see what calipers are interchangeable from other bikes. The Kawasaki line turned out to be a great resource for those parts.


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