On 2007-01-16 19:51, HiVel wrote:
IF SUZUKI BRAKES ARE SO FRIGGIN WONDERFUL , WHY
ARE ALL THESE GUYS SELLING THEM FOR NEXT TO NOTHING ???
NO NEED TO SHOUT!!!!!!!!
They sell for one of three reasons
1) Off wrecked bike (common occurrence on comon bike, especially in hands of kids!)
2) People break GSXRs because they're worth more in pieces than whole - My complete front end (forks & brakes) came off a zero mile bike
3) Racers who can install Brembos
GSXR Tokico calipers will perform better on a Triumph with 320mm rotors than on a GSXR with 310's.
But I don't believe anyone is claiming a performance upgrade of the Tokicos versus the Nissins now that the Nissin piston issue has finally been resolved.
The replacement was being done as a good fix to resolve the problem that Triumph buried their heads in the sand over
i.e. the soggy brake lever due to sticking pistons in the Nissin calipers - oh wait, sorry - Progressive brake.
The pad selection will make a significant difference in performance.
I would also consider the bigger 3/4" (& Radial!) Master Cylinder an improvement over the Triumph MC.
On 2007-01-16 19:06, kuhlka wrote:
Keep in mind, any brake parts found on ebay from a GSXR or other known squid bike is likely to have been beaten to hell. ....
I can't disagree more - see my comments above. My calipers were brand spanking new - the pads were not even scuffed in.
With parts sourced from a K6, even if not necessarily new, like mine, I think your statement is more likely to be exception than the norm.
I think TSC17 would agree with me - check his out too
- his also almost new per his description.
It's moot point now anyway - can't see any reason to change now that Triumph has finally accepted responsibility for the issue & providing a FOC replacement of the pistons on the Nissins - unless anyone thinks Black looks better than Gold! :-D
[ This message was edited by: DEcosse on 2007-01-16 20:34 ]