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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Fascinating, I didn't realise HEL made calipers, assumed that they were just another brake line shop.

http://www.helperformance.com/hel-performance-4-pot-brake-calipers

666 ? Seriously ?? :eek

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:43 pm 
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I didn't realise they made calipers either.

Nice looking caliper.

£666 . . . :evil :eek


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richard pitman wrote:


when you compare the price to similar spec Brembo calipers (£1500 +) then they are an absolute bargain :angel

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:11 pm 
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when you compare the price to similar spec Brembo calipers (£1500 +) then they are an absolute bargain


Put like that, yes, I agree. And when you compare it with the price of a single Ohlins shock, which doesn't have anything like as much work in its construction, I suppose a pair of these calipers is indeed a bargain.

Any idea which BSB team use these ?

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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richard pitman wrote:

Any idea which BSB team use these ?


I have no idea :D

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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back from three weeks in Slovenia,
Have had a text from DHL, Callipers have been delivered :D
Problem is i am still at work :(
Pics when i get home 8o

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:03 pm 
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got home and straight to the shed, opened box and lots of bling came out  fitting kit, fast road/trackday pads, caliper fitting kit

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dug a bit further into it and found these two beauties huddled at the bottom.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:44 pm 
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Gorgeous calipers :love


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:07 pm 
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quick test fit this morning, and am going to need to get 1.5mm removed from my disc spacers, as the new calipers have a 1.5mm difference in off set from the Nissins that were fitted before!!!!!  this ends up with the disc outer surface only just clearing the caliper when fitted

not a great problem, but a problem i hadn't expected to come up against  :Bad


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:24 am 
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and just to add a bit more bling, whilst sat at the computer last night (after a few alcoholic apple juices) i managed to 

purchase a trice of these :help



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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:03 pm 
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got the disc spacers back from Taff,  just the job, discs now sit in the centre of the grove in the caliper, so all is good.

fitted the calipers, changed over the brake hoses and connected everything up.

as i was expecting the bleed nipples were a bit of a bitch to get too,  but once i had worked out a way of getting at them bleeding

was easy enough.

now all ready for a test run tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:59 pm 
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as i dont like the look of the socket head bolts holding the discs, today i have ordered
some M6 Ti flange head disc bolts :D

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:11 pm 
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well Hel were as good as their word and posted them special order next day delivery,

but as you can guess that requires someone to be home to sign for the @#%$ package!!!! :Bad

i bet you can see where this is going 
when i got home there was a "we tried to deliver" card on the twatting mat FFS :cry

so i am now going to have to go to the shagging post office to collect it as and when i get the chance  :Bang

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:14 pm 
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whilst i was on the web this afternoon i managed to buy a new front mud guard as i need to change mine as it has some damage on it.

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should go well with the rest of the new front end    :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Looking really top notch! :clap


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Looking really top notch! :clap


Cheers Hoon, I will have to stop buying bits some time soon :help

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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got my dry break connectors today, made up some short hose adaptors to attach them to the caliper.

just need to sort the hoses from the master cylinder down to the connector.

rear brake will be getting the connector with the screw attachment hose. one in middle of pic.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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disc bolts arrived, fitted some already, couldnt wait


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:37 pm 
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fitted the rear connector, still not sure about the way i have it here, had tried it at the bottom of the caliper, but seemed  bit vulnerable.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Are those dry break hose connectors tamper proof ? :eek


( I once had a quickly detachable front wheel on my bicycle, you can guess the rest )

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 pm 
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richard pitman wrote:
Are those dry break hose connectors tamper proof ? :eek




Not that i know of Richard :help

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:50 pm 
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finished off fitting the new disc bolts today then went for a ride. back brake was ok but needs a bit more bleeding as it

is still a little spongy!


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:00 pm 
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front brake lines came today  :Lick   might have a play with fitting them later. :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:58 pm 
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got the lines on and dry break connectors fitted, just need to get them bled again

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 pm 
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all bled and sorted, feels nice and firm, very little movement at the lever. :Lick

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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got my new Carbon fibre front mud guard through from Slovenia :)

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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will fit it soon

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:29 pm 
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quick five minuets down the shed and the blingy fender is on and sorted


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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as i had a bit of an oil leak from the oil cooler hose adaptors in the sump, i removed the exhaust too get access to them for tightening.

so because the exhaust was off it was bloody silly not to use it as an excuse to clean it. little bit of WD40 and some rag later and all was

clean and shiny.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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got out and about this afternoon, went for a blast around Richmond Country, Northyorkshestershire. was good on the road, not a lot of traffic, nice and dry.

stopped off at Masham for a brew :)

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Looking really good. :clap :clap

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:21 pm 
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thanks very much Richard :angel

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:26 pm 
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well as the weather has now turned shite and i go on holiday to Cyprus for two weeks next weekend, she is now off the road for the winter,

will be setting about starting a few things when i get back and going on throughout the winter months.

1) fitting the Motogadget M-unit, M-switch and M-lock

2) getting the paint work cleaned up and sorted.

3) Anodising the fuel filler and some other parts.

4) getting Racefit to make me a new longer Can.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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well as the cold weather is now upon us, and i am not so tolerant to the cold as i used to be in my youth, I will be removing whatever needs to come off the bike whilst she is down the shed, for access to the harness/loom, then bringing her up the garden, to live in the utility room for the foreseeable, where i can work on the electrical's in comfort with lots of heat and light :)
I will get round to doing something as soon as i manage to find some enthusiasm, just cant for the life of me remember where i left it the last time i used any!

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Crimbo came early today :) fleece, T shirt and cap arrived, excellent quality, well pleased,

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Bike is looking the absolute dog's danglies! :thumbup


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thanks mate :)

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Me likey those shiny bits!!


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Me likey those shiny bits!!


Was wondering where you disappeared to anz243k? :D


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