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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Ref the disc , to the best of my knowledge all blackbirds 97-07 used the same disc and pads. Are you looking for 4 pots or 6 pots. If your looking at 4 pots I wouldn't go with the 40mm brembos, to much force on to smaller area. Blackbird are a lot heavyer than 748/996 , the bigger the hole centra the better up to a point. After talk to my mate he thinks it would be possible to make the brackets with 1 hole slotted to accept 60mm to 64mm calipers. As long as the offset was the same. What you think??
    Cheers Graham

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamcUK View Post
    Ref the disc , to the best of my knowledge all blackbirds 97-07 used the same disc and pads. Are you looking for 4 pots or 6 pots. If your looking at 4 pots I wouldn't go with the 40mm brembos, to much force on to smaller area. Blackbird are a lot heavier than 748/996 , the bigger the hole centre the better up to a point. After talk to my mate he thinks it would be possible to make the brackets with 1 hole slotted to accept 60mm to 64mm calipers. As long as the offset was the same. What you think??
    Cheers Graham

    I kind of agree about the forces going through a smaller mounting area but, I'm not an engineer so what do I really know???? As for the weight issue - I totally agree, hence my leaning towards Hayabusa / ZX9R kind of calipers rather than RS250 ones.

    To be honest I'm not that bothered about 4 or 6 pots, I imagine that they're much of a muchness - why else would factories use one type then the other and back again? Fashion I reckon!

    The slotted bracket idea sounds great, if the pad / disc relationship remains the same it'd give more choice.

    Again though the crucial question - how soon? Wreckless is booked in with his fella on 18th August, if nothing comes from this attempt that'd be my back up plan but, of course I'd also need a booking as we aren't planning on using the same calipers - Wreckless is going for 8 pots I believe!!

    Keep the info coming, you're doing a great job, ironing out all my errors and crystallising my own needs nicely, hopefully helping other make their choices too.

    Thanks
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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! any one interested please say or this is dead in the water and I'll just go back to my project and just design and machine bits for my projects. Sorry Steve I tried, If you need any help or info I will be glad to help.
    Cheers Graham

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Graham,
    I think I suggested this earlier, but have you tried punting this out further afield? Might help to scratch together a few more interested parties. Try pm'ing Helvet, he seems to run the Dutch equivalent of Jaws.

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Hi Wreckless , In the last week I have phone, E-mail and talk to dozens of people. It seem that most people talk about modifying there Bird but few have the balls to get the spanner out, I have spent 100's of hour and thousands of pounds on my project and I wanted to past some of what I have made and learned on to others but you and Steve seem to be the only ones who are seriour. I wish you two the very best of luck with your projects and if either of you are ever in Devon there's a brew and a chat to be had at my workshop and a bloody good ale to be had if you can crash the night.
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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Thanks Graham! Trouble is the 'bird these days seems to be the bike of choice of the boring old dayglo farts brigade whose idea of modifications is a pipe-holder, satnav and Hondastyle colostomy bag!! Ah, well......

    What part of Devon are you in? I used to go to school near Bideford

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Ok Nutter67 family comes first. But I have 3 teenage girls and 2 boys in there 20's so I know what having no money is all about. It's only in the last few years that I have been able to put in to practise what has taken me 44 years to learn. But burnt orange paint and blood red logos come on mate there are limits!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    As they say - "one man's meat is another man's poison"

    We aren't all the same that's for sure, but, I'd have imagined that even on a conservative site such as this there would have been more interest in upgrading the brakes - there are always folk posting about the rear brake sticking on or trouble with the usually simple task of bleeding brakes or the generally over-complicated nature of the LBS/CBS.

    I don't have money to burn, just look at the picture of my bike for proof of that!! But, I do have a desire to improve the only part of the whole bike I see as flawed and am grateful to Graham for trying to get something done for his online mates at a price which isn't focused on making him rich.

    It's just a pity that there wasn't enough interest to make it work but, I for one would like to thank him for trying - Cheers Graham, you did your best

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    SteveB, you think the most flawed aspect of the Bird is the braking? I think it's the suspension. Brake upgrades, when I look at the dosh I've put into my Bird, are just too expensive. But, I totally agree, Graham has done an awsome job, my hat's off to him. I might even be a bit "jealous" when he posts up a finished Bird.

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBird View Post
    SteveB, you think the most flawed aspect of the Bird is the braking? I think it's the suspension.

    I had the suspension sorted winter 2006/7 so, yes, the next job has to be the brakes.

    The suspension was way easier to sort out as there are specialists who sell the rear shock and rebuild / re-valve the forks, both of which were tailored to my lightweight build (160lbs kitted up) without too much trouble.

    I guess it comes down to the market, if people want to buy a product someone will develop it, Graham's attempt to produce / market a brake kit shows that on the forum most people don't want his product, which for me at least is disappointing but, sadly no big surprise.

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Wrecless I live in Exeter.
    Thanks for all the support guy perhaps if I can get some money behind me I'll go it alone and develope some of the produces anyway. Moneys tight this year as I am get married in 4 weeks ( 3rd time lucky I hope ) But when I get back from honey moon in September I will take another look at things. Sorry Steve and Wreckless I know thats to late for you two.
    Cheers G

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    This Is just for information.
    I have a pair of 6 pot Pretech calipers (take standard ebc pads 1 set per caliper)with 65mm hole centres fitted on to TSR brackets with original master cylinder.
    Calipers £285 each
    Last edited by paddysteel7; 07-21-2008 at 8:22 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Quote Originally Posted by paddysteel7 View Post
    This Is just for information.
    I have a pair of 6 pot Pretech calipers (take standard ebc pads 1 set per caliper)with 65mm hole centres fitted on to TSR brackets with original master cylinder.
    Calipers £285 each
    Hiya Paddysteel7

    I was so excited to read your post, thought you were selling but, on second reading it seems you're just telling us all that you've got what we (well, me and Wreckless anyway) want? Bugger!!

    Don't suppose you'd like to loan them out so we can have the brackets copied would you? Would save a hell of a lot of time working out distances and stuff if all the machinist had to do was replicate them? Can't you tell I know nothing about machining things???? Don't suppose it's quite that easy but, it must be easier if there's something to copy from surely??
    Cheers
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    Sorry about the begging pm, I was excited, now I'm just deflated


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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Here are the pics
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    Re: Brembo brake conversion kits

    Paddy,
    They are just the job, calipers and brackets, lovely match
    Where did you buy the brackets? Direct from TSR or in the UK?
    Cheers
    Steve


 
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