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Upgrading Brakes

Just in case Triumph does not upgrade the brakes on the Bonneville for 2016 I want to start looking into the cost and possibility of upgrading the brakes on my T100. Who has done what and with which system? I would like to upgrade both the front and rear brakes. Does anyone know of a good shop in NJ who can do the work?
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Just in case Triumph does not upgrade the brakes on the Bonneville for 2016 I want to start looking into the cost and possibility of upgrading the brakes on my T100. Who has done what and with which system? I would like to upgrade both the front and rear brakes. Does anyone know of a good shop in NJ who can do the work?
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Brembo front brake kit from Free Spirit. They also do a Brembo rear brake kit but I don't have it yet. The rotor is larger than stock and although it's a tight fit on my wheel it would be better on a stock wheel. I fitted it myself as it's pretty easy to do apart from bleeding it which is time consuming to get right.

Cost was somewhere around AU$900 but we pay a lot for parts and I imagine it would be cheaper in the US.

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Brembo front brake kit from Free Spirit. They also do a Brembo rear brake kit but I don't have it yet. The rotor is larger than stock and although it's a tight fit on my wheel it would be better on a stock wheel. I fitted it myself as it's pretty easy to do apart from bleeding it which is time consuming to get right.

Cost was somewhere around AU$900 but we pay a lot for parts and I imagine it would be cheaper in the US.
Thanks. I didn't know there was a kit for the rear wheel.

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I used Pretech 6pot caliper & floating disc worked great, but it is laying around in my garage somewhere as I now have this twin radial setup (not straight forward replacement)
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I used Pretech 6pot caliper & floating disc worked great, but it is laying around in my garage somewhere as I now have this twin radial setup (not straight forward replacement)
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the pretech 6 piston caliper is a direct fit + works great with OE master on my 12 magged wheel bonnie, i required a new brake line with different fitting at the caliper. its soooo good as you will prolly need to upgrade the forks from excessive dive!!!! here's a pic with an EBC floating rotor. [IMG][/IMG]
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I have the Pretech 6 pot brake on my 2010 Thruxton. Am extremely satisfied, - so much better control. I also had a local shop make up a new brake hose assembly when I installed mine and the combo looks fantastic. No other changes as far as my brakes go. Bleeding takes a little bit of time, but no big deal, - just follow the instructions.
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Another vote for the Pretech 6 pot front brake. Mine's on a 2011 SE, and the braking is so much better than stock.
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