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Was just reading another thread about upgrading Gixxer 1000s to have 929rr front calipers. Has anyone done this to a 96-99 gixxer? I'd really like to do it, but don't know if it will work the same as on the 1Ks. Thanks!
 

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If I remember correct... From other posts we have found that it isnt a direct bolt on... Not to sure... But you could get the same thing from a set of 4 pots off of a 97-00 gsxr 600.. They work very nice...


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do the 4pots make that much of a difference compared to the 6? i'm looking for the best brakes up front that i can get for it.
 

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Well first off... Why do you want THE BEST YOU CAN GET??? Are you racing?? Stunting??

Anyhow... Do you have SS lines?? What pads?? What fluid???

I think that the 4 pots are the best for the money... But you could go with something like 8 pot brembo (sp) or something...

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no racing, just stunnin with occasional twisties. Currently it has steel braided lines and the rest is stock. OEM pads.
 

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Maybe you should try HH pads... They make a BIG change in the bike..

Also the 4 pots from the 600 are great!! use them with some HH pads and your set.

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I'll be installing a set of 929 calipers in the next week or so. They are currently in transit to me.
I can't wait to see what the difference is, if there is any


It's not a direct bolt on, but it you have any mechanical ability with modifying things then it shouldn't be a problem. I know I'll have no problems
 

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Originally posted by skidmark:
ya, but I'm vain and the 929 calipers are gold
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hey more power to you!!
I know how it is to have something that looks good...
I just had the ones from a 600 and it didnt cost me anything more then fluid to change them..


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cool, thanks for the advice guys, i'll start looking for some 4pots of a 600.

But curious, why would the 4pot 600 brakes be better than the 6pot 750s?
 

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the 4 pot has more piston surface area... This would make more brake power to the rotor, even if it has less pad area...

I also think it might have something to do with the smaller pads cooling off faster?? not to sure.

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What would you reccommend for fluid???


Also, aren't HH pads really hard on rotors? or is that the sintered ones?

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TGSXR said:

What would you reccommend for fluid???


Also, aren't HH pads really hard on rotors? or is that the sintered ones?

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HH pads are sintered...

I have been running HH pads for about 40K miles and I still have my stock rotors... Dont worry about it..

For fluid, easy to find stuff... Motul RBF600...

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The brake pads that are the hardest on rotors are the stock items. My rear has been warped since I got it and the stock pads have eaten all the meat from the disc. Bendix are also a little too much like sandpaper for my liking as a set of those put a lip on my fronts. Since I've had the EBC they sound like they are grinding the disc away but don't seem to be. I think it's cause the pads are much softer and wear first
 
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