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    Front brake caliper swap?

    A long time ago, with a different Hawk, I did a front brake caliper swap using a Lenac (RIP) kit, which was an adapter plate and a 6p Nissin caliper with an ebc floating rotor. A bit overkill, but awesome stopping power.

    Any vendors selling an adapter plate nowadays, and for what caliper?

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    HPbyGD still makes the adapters for the Tokico 6 pot.
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      #3
      Thanks, will PM...

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        #4
        Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
        A long time ago, with a different Hawk, I did a front brake caliper swap using a Lenac (RIP) kit, which was an adapter plate and a 6p Nissin caliper with an ebc floating rotor. A bit overkill, but awesome stopping power.

        Any vendors selling an adapter plate nowadays, and for what caliper?
        I agree on all counts. Its a great kit.
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          Just an FYI for anyone looking, Gary hooked me up with an adapter plate for a Tokico 6p caliper -- has them in stock and shipped same day as payment made. If you want to get in touch with him, best bet is to email (posted with Gary's permission): hpbygd(at)roadrunner(dot)com

          Bill (Wldwhl) made SP1/SP2 adapters in the past, but none in stock at the moment.

          So... anyone got a full floater EBC disk they want to part with...? Stock Hawk wheel fitment.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post

            So... anyone got a full floater EBC disk they want to part with...? Stock Hawk wheel fitment.
            That's going to be a tough find i believe.

            editi'm a lot of help ain't i?)
            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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              #7
              I bought a Braking Wave Rotor from Hordpower ( https://www.hordpower.com/index.php?...na6ddlhnu72er1 )
              when I did the conversion on my Hawk. Also, I used a 4 pot caliper instead of a 6 pot, plenty of stopping power, and lighter .
              https://www.flickr.com/gp/72318127@N00/20uAA7

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                #8
                Originally Posted by kolby View Post
                I bought a Braking Wave Rotor from Hordpower ( https://www.hordpower.com/index.php?...na6ddlhnu72er1 )
                when I did the conversion on my Hawk. Also, I used a 4 pot caliper instead of a 6 pot, plenty of stopping power, and lighter .
                https://www.flickr.com/gp/72318127@N00/20uAA7
                Thanks. What bike did that Nissin caliper come off? On the adapter plate, is it some kind of standard brake bolt hole diameter and distance that will work for most or many different calipers?

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                  #9
                  Nissin 4s from 90s GSXR/RF900/Bandit 1200s are better calipers than Tokico 6 pots and same spacing. They're a popular swap for GSXRs,Bandits,TLs and ZX7Rs with the Tokicos,one of the reasons the 6 pots are cheap. You can get a TL1000,Bandit 1200,GSXR750/1000/Busa Tokico for not much:


                  https://www.ebay.com/itm/98-03-SUZUK...fcAAOSwnHZYk2b q

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                    #10
                    I got mine from ebay, a 1990 GSXR750 Nissin caliper, I think the 88-90 are all the same, maybe even later. I paid < $50 for the caliper, and invested in a rebuild kit with new pistons seals, which was more than the caliper itself. There is a bunch of calipers that have the same hole spacing.

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                      #11
                      They're 90mm spacing.


                      From the "nobody asked me but I'm saying it anyway" file: should have made the brackets to use Yamaha blue or gold dots as they're excellent calipers and plentiful...or Brembos for people who want nice looking calipers even if they aren't as good as Nissin or Sumitomo.

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                        #12
                        I'l love to get a f4/600/929 4 piston caliper bracket setup
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                          #13
                          https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/mu...321#post349321
                          Gino
                          Chain Roller

                          NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                          2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                          2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                          2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                          LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                          ECK RACING

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                            #14
                            Kenny.Thanks for finding that. Blue bike 007 (1024x768).jpg It's a different spacing than mine.....but it's awesome.You can just buy the 4 pot and it'll be plenty.

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                              #15
                              http://www.isrbrakes.se/products/calipers/22-032.html

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