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Where to start - 80 KZ1000 brakes

I picked up a 1980 KZ1000 a while ago to build. The front master cylinder is completely shot, the rear works but the caliper is sticking, and the front caliper will likely need to be rebuilt as well. Instead of rehabbing a 30 year old system, I want to put something a bit newer with a bit more stopping power on. I have no idea where to start, though. I've only done a little googling and haven't come up with much yet.

Any advice on where to get started, what to look for, common conversions, etc?
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Look 8 threads down in this same forum:

https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...d.php?t=114099

Pretty good example of a similar bike...

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The old bikes thin wheel and front forks will cause troubles with many new calipers.

Trouble is disk centerline is to close to the wheel. Many new calipers will have inside pistons. Causing the inner edge of the caliper conflict with the wheel.

find calipers off a later model bike that only have outer pistons. Then make mounts.

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