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brake discs

Post by kinkyfreestyler » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi like a lot of people I want to change my rear wheel to give me a bigger choice of tyre's , so I have sorted my self a gs500 rear wheel as I can't find or afford an rgv 250 wheel so I'm going to try the gs instead.

problem is discs ? the gs runs a 250mm an the kr a 200mm so I'm going to have to get a disc made has anyone any ideas who could make me one ,with out it costing an arm and a leg

Or can anyone surggest a differant wheel that I could use ?

any help out there ?

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Post by Binetta Steve » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:39 pm

Im sure many moons ago Martin on here had some replacement rear disks made. Not that I would expect them to still be around, more that they were able to be sourced so people may still be making them.

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Re: brake discs

Post by JanBros » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:48 pm

I have a Bandit400 rear (only 4.00-17, run it with 160-60) complete with rear disc/caliper , just needs some spacers.

maybe they are the same. much cheaper to use everything, especialy as second hand GS500's are worth almost nothing
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Re: brake discs

Post by kinkyfreestyler » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:09 am

hi , nice one, best I can tell the gs and bandit wheels are the same

Have you tried to fit it yet ? If you have have you any pics or wisdom to share

Also I really didn't want to run the rear suzuki disc as it f**king huge 250mm is also a bit of over kill for such a small bike , I mean its bigger than the disc on the back of my zxr 750 h1.
I hope that the pic is a generic pic cause thats not a kr1 disc

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Re: brake discs

Post by JanBros » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:36 am

kinkyfreestyler wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:09 am
Have you tried to fit it yet ? If you have have you any pics or wisdom to share
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Re: brake discs

Post by Gerrit » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:21 pm

The GS500E's rear wheel is only a 3.50 x 17, so it would be a retrograde step. A 600 Bandit's rear wheel is a 4.50 like the RGV's though you would have to sort out the spacers, disc, brake caliper carrier etc.
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Re: brake discs

Post by podman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:17 pm

Binetta Steve wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Im sure many moons ago Martin on here had some replacement rear disks made. Not that I would expect them to still be around, more that they were able to be sourced so people may still be making them.

Steve
Just seen this on the bay , not cheap

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EBC-Pro-Lite ... SwnONZCBnm
Mike(kopite30) had some of them via Martin and they wasnt great,the disc thickness was below the minimum when they was delivered and they had another issue which I cant remember , I know Mike had bother trying to get them returned as well.

They looked good but not functional if you wanted to actually ride your bike..

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