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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody know if the front calipers off an '08 gsxr 750 will fit on an '04-'05?

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I think those are radial mount calipers and yours are not.... ?

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No, the 04/05 was radial + radial master

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I believe the rotor diameter is bigger on the 08, and the caliper might not line up properly.

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That is usually the mount perch on the fork..... But great point.


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if your not racing supersport a full swap from an R6 (calipers and MC) will give you the best bang for your buck. If your just looking for calipers i have a stock set i can send along with the other parts
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Here's the thing. I just put a Brembo MC on, had Ken from Superbike Suspension vaccum bleed and there still is a lot of play in the lever. He said that extra slop is probably in the calipers. Rebuild kit from the dealer is $75 per caliper and I'm not all that mechanically inclined. That's why I was looking to change them with the 08's that a guy just took off his bike. So if those don't fit I'm left with rebuilding mine or buying yours Krueger. If they are in good shape, what do you want for them?

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I posted this on the Nesba forum and somebody said R6 caplipers would fit. Anybody know what years would fit?

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if you want them id send them along for an extra $5 to cover shipping, but i doubt they will solve your problem. the calipers are a very weak link in the 04-05 brake system, do a search on the wera forum to find what year calipers from an r6 will fit for this swap.
From what i have heard about the newer bikes the brakes were still a problem on the suzukis up till the 12 models that have brembo calipers.
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Give me a day or so to research that, then I'll send the $ paypal. Thanks Jesse

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Funny .... I put a Brembo on my 04 750 and 320 rotors and they were rock solid.

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Funny .... I put a Brembo on my 04 750 and 320 rotors and they were rock solid.

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Guess I'm not that lucky. Found out Any R6, '06 and newer will fit. I might go that way. Don't know if there will be a spacing issue though.

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Hey Jesse, what size are the rotors I'm getting from you? 320?

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BTW ..... I had to use spacers and caliper bolts from a Giggy-Thou to make the rotors fit.


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And for the record ....


The rotor change helped with braking power ..... the master fixed the soft lever.

If you have a brembo master and it's still soft, there must be something broken with the calipers.


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That's what I'm figuring is my problem. Found on Wera that I can use stock 300 rotors with the R6 calipers if I cut down the calipers 8mm

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Jesse, I'll take those calipers too for the time being. I'm sending you the money now. Thanks for everybodies help.

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