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  • Radial Brake Kit

    Maybe this has already been discussed. I am looking for a complete kit to make a standard brake kit on a TLR to a radial set. From what i can tell i only need the calipers and the parts to mount them. I do not think i need new rotors but maybe.
    So basically i do not know exactly what all i need. Do i need hoses, calipers, pads?

    Thanks for any info.
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  • #2
    Re: Radial Brake Kit

    The easiest way is to get some gixxer radial forks and r1 radial calipers.

    Arnu did something different

    http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81148

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    • #3
      Re: Radial Brake Kit

      I take it you've seen the adaptor plates for sale on ebay? Was discussed with not too many fans here. I have Yoyodyne adaptors for standard mount Brembo's. I can't see the difference between the kits as they both allow to mount Brembo's.

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      • #4
        Re: Radial Brake Kit

        Originally posted by Spyrious View Post
        The easiest way is to get some gixxer radial forks and r1 radial calipers.

        Arnu did something different

        http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81148
        That should be Arnout

        I used gix k4 fork bottoms with ZX6R calipers.

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        • #5
          Re: Radial Brake Kit

          Awesome thanks for the info. Now Arnout? How hard is the process? Is it something a normal person can do or should i have it done by a professional?
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          • #6
            Re: Radial Brake Kit

            The adapter defeats the purpose of radial, and the conversion requires a lot of work. If you really want to do this you need the forks, appropriate internals, calipers, lines, master, spacers, shims, and a fender.

            It's a lot of work for a minimal at best performance increase. I would know.

            No one has gone from a " loaded" traditional setup to a loaded radial setup and raved about it yet.

            Spend your money elsewhere.
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            • #7
              Re: Radial Brake Kit

              You can get PVM bottoms for your stock forks, which you can find discounted for about $590-600, plus $250 to install. But your suspension won't be any better unless you throw in another few hundred. Then you need calipers and pads etc. Figure about $1000. Much cheaper to sell your fork and buy a used fork that already has radial calipers. Or sell your fork and throw in a bit more than that thou to pick up a used set of used Ohlins forks.
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              • #8
                Re: Radial Brake Kit

                Luckily I have had much luck with acquiring the parts. Also a fellow TL rider friend of mine has a milling shop that helped me with the hole resizing of the gixx bottoms... all n all.. is it worth the big hassle... YES, but you need to inform yourself!

                I also changed the MC.. and I definitly have more bite and more feel than I ever had with the stock TLR setup.
                First I had the 19mm radial MC mounted with stock calipers, that was an improvement, after mounting the radial calipers it only increased more.
                Also on the track it kept pure much longer.

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                • #9
                  Re: Radial Brake Kit

                  Sounds like maybe this is one of those upgrades that i should just pass on. Sounds like good pads and rotors are the best option.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Radial Brake Kit

                    I was happiest with my Hayabusa forks, 6 pot Tokikos, stock MC, Galfer rotors, lines, and Galfer white pads. They were AWESOME!!!!

                    I'm still trying like crazy to get my radial front end to brake like my prior setup. The only thing that I need to do is replace the white pads. If it still doesn't work then I'm going with new mono blocks from Brembo.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Radial Brake Kit

                      How much did that upgrade run you?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Radial Brake Kit

                        ~900-1000 USD included:
                        ~300.00 forks
                        ~75.00 fender
                        ~200.00 internals
                        ~75.00 spacers
                        ~125.00 lines
                        ~100.00 calipers
                        ~50.00 pads
                        Plus I had a "donated" Brembo radial MC, so if I bought it, that would have been ~150-200. All I needed to do was but a new lever for it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Radial Brake Kit

                          It looks great. I will have to do it when the money arrives.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Radial Brake Kit

                            Any proper high end set of callipers will improve much over stock. Nissin has got good cheap 4 pots or nice 6 pots. Even billet 6 pots that fit straight onto the forks. AP racing and PFM also do very nice billet brakes but these use narrowband 6mm thick discs. Those are harder to come by now though.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Radial Brake Kit

                              Originally posted by Loki-TLR View Post
                              Any proper high end set of callipers will improve much over stock. Nissin has got good cheap 4 pots or nice 6 pots. Even billet 6 pots that fit straight onto the forks. AP racing and PFM also do very nice billet brakes but these use narrowband 6mm thick discs. Those are harder to come by now though.
                              I don't think the 6 pot radials fit. I thought I read that somewhere. Its only the 4 pot radials, and you have to be careful between the 108 and 100mm spacing.

                              Please correct me if I am wrong. I would love to get the R1 6 pot radials, but I think the spacing is way off.
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