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Brake upgrade?
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:42:24 PM »

i have a 2009 model (2012 plate) EFI comet.... it has twin pot calipers. the newer models have 4 pot calipers. does anyone know if they are direct "plug and play" swappable? (will they fit without modification).

seems like a worthwhile upgrade if they will
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Re: Brake upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 12:36:22 AM »

Take a caliper with you to a bike wrecker perhaps. Less useful might be to compare pictures on ebay.

I have a hunch that the BMW calipers off a 2005 K1200 might be close. Have a look and see if you agree.

It's also possible that nothing will match perfectly. In that case, if you were still keen, then either upgrading your forks to EFI model forks would work, or having an adaptor made. One Off Custom Designs on Facebook have them. eBay might also be helpful.

Any other fabricators out there who could make an adaptor?
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Re: Brake upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 12:48:49 AM »

my bike is an EFI ;) :P

and im a bike mechanic + welder / fabricator

its not a problem to me to modify it, but was wondering if anyone had done it.

im looking at some 2013 GT650 4pot calipers on ebay, they look like they might fit. Only issue is that theyre in the states (and im not) .



if anyone has some of these on their bike, could they measure the bolt centers and disc size for me?
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Re: Brake upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 01:15:45 AM »

Disc size is 320mm, I think.
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Re: Brake upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 01:55:03 AM »

If your bike has the 2 pot calipers, then they are not a direct swap with the 4 pot calipers.
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Re: Brake upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 02:28:08 AM »

The bolt holes between 2 pot / 4 pot calipers are the same, what stops the 4 pots going onto the 2 pot forks is the offset difference between the caliper. A simple relocation bracket is required.

I have 2010 650 efi forks with 4 pots and another set of 2012 250 efi forks that had 2 pots, the offset is what is different in the brake department.
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Re: Brake upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 02:32:45 AM »

that should be an easy enough problem to solve. thanks.
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