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    Just did my busa front fork swap and swapped my 4 pots for 6 pots in shiny gold, at the time thought I might as well upgrade my master cylinder with a radial 2009 fireblade 1000rr unit I picked up, it was a tight fit for the double banjo and the brake light switch but with a bit of huffin and puffin it went on and I have to say the result is nothing short of amazing, the bike stops on a tuppence I will get pics uploaded for you all too see tommoz
    If all else fails WD40 and a hammer

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    How did bleeding the 6 pot go, any tips im putting mine on next week : )
    if its not broken MOD it

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    • #3
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      Have a search here and on the other site, nuff tips!

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        I pushed fluid in to both calipers with a syringe and a piece of air tubing, closed off the nipples bled through the master cylinder nipple until I got semi feel then bled as normal at the calipers, 15 mins l8r I had a really firm lever, Tied it up over night and did the same in the morn and the brakes are now astonishing. The 6 pots are the easiest brakes I have ever bled but I think that was due to the master cylinder having the bleed nipple, it was an extra place to push air out the system.

        Another tip if you dont have a radial master with nipple is too pump the levers a few times and crack open the banjo (either at the caliper or the master)while compressing the lever that used to help me bleed the original 4 pots
        If all else fails WD40 and a hammer

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          As you can see by the photos the master sits right along the bar but the lever is long so is comfy on the hand, the double banjo is tight but if you used a single line set up with one over line over the fender it would fit with room, the only PITA was you had to remove the brake switch connect up the wires then put it back on as it was near impossible to get your fingers in to connect the wires while switch was fitted
          Last edited by Jonboy; 09-19-2010, 07:51 AM.
          If all else fails WD40 and a hammer

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            Just a wee look at my busa forks

            Last edited by Jonboy; 09-19-2010, 07:57 AM.
            If all else fails WD40 and a hammer

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            • #7
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              so a twopence is more than a dime or less? Have you run test to see if it stops on a dime too? The swap looks real nice. Very beefy. Bike looks sweet overall.
              .sigpic
              "Use the present, create the future" -Pablo.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by stiletto View Post
                so a twopence is more than a dime or less? Have you run test to see if it stops on a dime too? The swap looks real nice. Very beefy. Bike looks sweet overall.

                LOL stops on a dime too for our American cousins
                If all else fails WD40 and a hammer

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                  good tip on bleeding on the banjo connector btw

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Jonboy View Post
                    LOL stops on a dime too for our American cousins
                    Dont ride on the continent Jonboy, it'll never stop.

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                    • #11
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                      Brakes, one of my favorite upgrades


                      PFM SBK kit with Brembo radial



                      I wanted to switch to radial forks, but I hated the idea of giving up the brakes, then I found some AP monoblocks and an AP dual bore master. I still need to build the forks to put them on, but that means sending DannyNever a small fortune.




                      Maybe someday it will be done.
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                        show-off

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                          That's looking awesome Van! Not many of those AP calipers around are there? They've seem to put quite a bit more effort in the details of those calipers then the usual two piece it seems

                          Are those PFM discs noisy by the way?

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                            Originally posted by Loki-TLR View Post
                            That's looking awesome Van! Not many of those AP calipers around are there? They've seem to put quite a bit more effort in the details of those calipers then the usual two piece it seems

                            Are those PFM discs noisy by the way?
                            Yes, I had the 2 piece calipers first, still very nice, but these are the SBK level caliper.(Brembo bought AP and stopped production of competing parts)

                            PFM's are not noisy in my book, you might hear it coasting to a stop a slow speeds, just a little ticking. I love the no button idea.
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                              Originally posted by vandriver View Post
                              Yes, I had the 2 piece calipers first, still very nice, but these are the SBK level caliper.(Brembo bought AP and stopped production of competing parts)
                              I can't believe AP let them..

                              Originally posted by vandriver View Post
                              PFM's are not noisy in my book, you might hear it coasting to a stop a slow speeds, just a little ticking. I love the no button idea.
                              Probably less noisy then Ap's then

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