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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Right guys, got down to the machinists today, and got prices sorted out for the bracket I've mentioned a couple times recently.
Basically, for those of you who don't know, these brackets allow you to bolt on the four pot calipers from the GSX-R600 K1-K3, GSX-R750 K1-K3 and all years of the SV1000., giving you an instant and highly noticable increase in breaking performance, without needing to go down the route of buying a different front end.

Now, with fresh pads, decent brake fluid, and braided hoses, the standard Honda calipers are admittedly not bad, but neither are they that good either. The first bike I ever rode was a Yamaha Fazer 600 (2000 model), which despite being a budget bike, had Sumitomo one piece four piston calipers on it, and they were amazing. After much hmming and haaing, I ened up buying a hornet, and then found out the difference between the different types of brakes. I tried hoses, made a difference, tried Honda's new pads, which made a fairly big difference, but I still wasn't happy with them, so ended up buying these brackets off a guy on here. Put them on, along with the Gixxer calipers, and I am now completely happy with my brakes (although am actually swapping out my front end atm to a CBR one, for suspension reasons). However, if you're happy enough with your suspension as it is, and just want better brakes, for a number of reasons (more feel wanted, more power wanted, track bike, etc etc), then these brackets (altered slightly by me for ease of fitting, and perfect lining up) do the job perfectly. They allow you to bolt the calipers listed above straight onto your hornet forks, (and also work with the CBR600F3 forks, which have the same caliper mounting points).
So anyway, on with the pictures, just to show you what they look like:
Right hand bracket on bike:
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Left hand bracket on bike:
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The next two photos were taken of the calipers on the bike, with the pad cover things removed, to show that the brackets line the calipers up exactly where they need to be with the discs:
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No comments on the dirt please :angel

These two show that the calipers are spaced out to exactly where they need to be in relation to the disc:
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There is minimal drag with them on, and the bike can be pushed around just as easily as with the standard hornet calipers

What the brackets look like off the bike:
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And this final picture is of what you would recieve were you to buy a set of these brackets, posted to your door: (except your spacers would be made out of CNC, so wouldn't go rusty, and the bolts and nuts would all be new, rather ones I had in a big bag)
-Brackets
-Stainless bolts needed to mout the brackets to the forks, as well as the nyloc bolts needed
-Stainless bolts needed to mount the calipers to the brackets, and the custom length spacers required
-And all the washers needed
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After speaking. pleading, bargaining, and doing my utmost (up to and including batting my eyelashes at him), the guy at the machinists place gave me the following prices:

If 10 pairs of brackets were to be ordered and made, the cost to you guys including postage and all fittings needed would be £70
If 20 pairs " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " £60

The calipers you will obviously need will work perfectly with your normal hornet hoses. I am not entirely sure on the neccessity of changing the master cylinder, it may well work with the standard hornet one, but I never tried that, I went straight for a 4 pot master cylinder off a CBR900RR, but there are lots of alternatives, inlcuding the CBR600RR master cylinders (which can be picked up for about £30 each), the CBR600f4i cylinders, the hornet 900 cylinders, etc etc. The reason I say that the hornet 600 cylinder MAY work, is because the gixxer calipers have relatively small pistons compared to the newer 4 pot radial calipers. The SV650, which uses our type of sliding pin calipers, and the SV1000, which uses these 4 pot calipers, both share the same master cylinder.

So, who's interested? I would need a deposit off each person who wanted a pair to cover myself in case of any individual not paying the rest of what they owe, if 10 pairs were to be ordered, the deposit would be £45, and if 20 pairs ordered, the deposit would be £35 each.
If you would be interested in the brackets, and are willing to pay the requierd deposit (basically, I will need a certain amount of people to get the brackets ordered, once done, they will be posted out when I recieve the rest of the payment, but if you pay a deposit and then the bracket for some reason don't go ahead, you will of course get it back), then simply reply to this thread saying INTERESTED, and I willl contact you all.
Any questions, feel free to post in this thread, or PM me.
Thanks guys
Joe

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Last edited by JoeRock on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:12 pm 
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An updated list of the calipers that will fit this bracket: all Tokico 4 piston calipers, with a 63mm caliper mounting bolt difference (always check, before you buy)

2001 Suzuki GSX-R600
2002 Suzuki GSX-R600
2003 Suzuki GSX-R600
2001 Suzuki GSX-R750
2002 Suzuki GSX-R750
2003 Suzuki GSX-R750

1992 Kawasaki ZR1100A
1993 Kawasaki ZR1100A
1994 Kawasaki ZR1100A
1991 Kawasaki ZX1100C Ninja ZX-11
1992 Kawasaki ZX1100C Ninja ZX-11
1993 Kawasaki ZX1100C Ninja ZX-11
1993 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
1994 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
1995 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
1996 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
1997 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
1998 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
1999 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
2000 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
2001 Kawasaki ZX1100D Ninja ZX-11
2002 Kawasaki ZX1200C ZZ-R
2003 Kawasaki ZX1200C ZZ-R
2004 Kawasaki ZX1200C ZZ-R
2005 Kawasaki ZX1200C ZZ-R
1993 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
1994 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
1995 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
1996 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
1997 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
1998 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
1999 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
2000 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
2001 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
2002 Kawasaki ZX600E Ninja ZX-6
1995 Kawasaki ZX600F Ninja ZX-6R
1996 Kawasaki ZX600F Ninja ZX-6R
1997 Kawasaki ZX600F Ninja ZX-6R
1998 Kawasaki ZX600G Ninja ZX-6R
1999 Kawasaki ZX600G Ninja ZX-6R
1993 Kawasaki ZX750L Ninja ZX-7
1993 Kawasaki ZX750M Ninja ZX-7R
1994 Kawasaki ZX750M Ninja ZX-7R
1994 Kawasaki ZX900B Ninja ZX-9R
1995 Kawasaki ZX900B Ninja ZX-9R

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:51 am 
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PM'd
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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:17 am 
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What year hornets will these brackets fit?

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:46 pm 
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All years from 1998-2006. But I no longer have the brackets, I sold them as there wasn't enough interest and I needed the money. Message "Clayton32" on here, see if he'll get some, he's the guy I got them off.

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 Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:02 am 
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Hi ,do you know if clayton32 is still on here or phone number as would i like some of them brake brackets.thankyou


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