It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:19 am


Caliper swap

Share any projects that you've undertaken, or modifications made to your bike.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline
User avatar

rumpoldstilskin

VIP

  • Posts: 1515
  • Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:31 pm

Caliper swap

PostMon Aug 24, 2015 11:46 pm

Does anyone know of any calipers 65mm centre to centre (mounts) that i could use to upgrade a CX500's front brakes?

Attempting to go 4 pot without the need for an adapter bracket.

Thanks y'all.
Offline
User avatar

Cabernet

NWAA Supporter

NWAA Supporter

  • Posts: 1905
  • Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:16 pm
  • Location: Denton, E Manchester

Re: Caliper swap

PostTue Aug 25, 2015 5:01 am

There's no point upgrading the brakes without doing the front suspension to.
The OE front suspension was pretty soft any way and will just dive to the stops with 4 pots and a modern tyre.
I would leave as is or swap the top yoke and down for something modern carrying the same mass.
A Kentish man living in Manchester.

"As soon as he (Tozzi) started with the personal remarks I assumed he was struggling with the rest of his case", Ross Brawn 2009,
Offline
User avatar

rumpoldstilskin

VIP

  • Posts: 1515
  • Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:31 pm

Re: Caliper swap

PostTue Aug 25, 2015 8:26 pm

Cabernet wrote:There's no point upgrading the brakes without doing the front suspension to.
The OE front suspension was pretty soft any way and will just dive to the stops with 4 pots and a modern tyre.
I would leave as is or swap the top yoke and down for something modern carrying the same mass.
the 2006 cbr600 rr front ends fits on directly its just the wheel issue then, as i really want wire wheels but haven't seen any decently priced wire wheel conversions for the CBR. The CX can be changed for £90 a wheel from mag to spoke.
Offline
User avatar

Dave

Moderator

  • Posts: 1345
  • Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:51 pm

Re: Caliper swap

PostTue Aug 25, 2015 8:57 pm

the OE wheels on the CX when it was first introduced where state of the art ! I'm taking it your not doing a refurb back to std ?
:
Offline
User avatar

Cabernet

NWAA Supporter

NWAA Supporter

  • Posts: 1905
  • Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:16 pm
  • Location: Denton, E Manchester

Re: Caliper swap

PostTue Aug 25, 2015 9:06 pm

A Sachs 800 front end would look great if you could find one.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-revi ... /800/2000/
A Kentish man living in Manchester.

"As soon as he (Tozzi) started with the personal remarks I assumed he was struggling with the rest of his case", Ross Brawn 2009,
Offline
User avatar

rumpoldstilskin

VIP

  • Posts: 1515
  • Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:31 pm

Re: Caliper swap

PostWed Aug 26, 2015 10:52 pm

Dave wrote:the OE wheels on the CX when it was first introduced where state of the art ! I'm taking it your not doing a refurb back to std ?
oh no, its for my Boss, he wants a Brat/street tracker style bike and i had this lay about. They look decent powder coated black them comstars but the bike has so many over engineered parts and other heavy components, its getting a big shave :)

Return to Your Projects & Modifications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron