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Old 06-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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Anyone done the SV1000 caliper upgrade to their K1/2?

I had a K1 from new in 2001 and even back then I didn't rate the brakes as highly as those on the 2000 R1 I had before, which was irritating, as the K1 was significantly better than the R1 in every other respect.

I just bought a lovely used K1 which has had a master cylinder 'upgrade' (to a K5 radial) and the brakes are not great.

I read on another thread that PB improved a K1's braking distance significantly by fitting SV1000 K3 calipers, which are cheaply available used.

My question is, has anyone done this? If so, was it a bolt on job or was some fabrication required?

Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:00 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone done the SV1000 caliper upgrade to their K1/2?

CBR, RC51 Nissins are the duck's nuts. Require a little bit of dremelling on the leading edge.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone done the SV1000 caliper upgrade to their K1/2?

I have a pair of RC51 calipers knocking about in the garage from a 2001 929. Have you actually done this conversion? When you say dremeling the leading edge can you give me a better description or may be post/send me some pictures if you have done it?
I agree these brakes are the nuts, would love them on my K1. Cheers
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone done the SV1000 caliper upgrade to their K1/2?

The edge that sees the rotation of the disk first. The bridge between the caliper halves. The caliper doesn't sit square on the disk, it's cocked a little so there is a slight clearance issue.
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