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'79 GS1000 fork/caliper upgrade?

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Hi, looking to start a café racer project and have a bike lined up. It has a single front break caliper and looking to at least get the standard stanchion on the right side to add the same year caliper, will the hub accept the rotor or are the single/double break hubs different? I want to keep the wire wheels but would be interested in maybe upgrading the forks and calipers to nissin four pots... if its relatively straight forward. If not ill just upgrade the spings/oil and good pads on the stock calipers... thoughts and experience anyone? Thanks Shane

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On 9/4/2018 at 10:05 AM, kwikonit said:

Hi, looking to start a café racer project and have a bike lined up. It has a single front break caliper and looking to at least get the standard stanchion on the right side to add the same year caliper, will the hub accept the rotor or are the single/double break hubs different? I want to keep the wire wheels but would be interested in maybe upgrading the forks and calipers to nissin four pots... if its relatively straight forward. If not ill just upgrade the spings/oil and good pads on the stock calipers... thoughts and experience anyone? Thanks Shane 

The wire wheel hubs will take a rotor on each side. It's pretty easy to upgrade the early front brakes to a set of Gurls blouse VFR800 rotors and SV650 calipers with some brackets and spacers.

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Got GSX1100 et discs  and callipers fitted my Gs1000s ,but stock alloy wheels ..

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On 9/6/2018 at 5:13 AM, gshub said:

Got GSX1100 et discs  and callipers fitted my Gs1000s ,but stock alloy wheels ..

That's not much of an upgrade over the GS brakes!

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Put any more Brake power through a tiny front Tyre You are big trouble I have locked it a few times MOT testers have also commented how good they are as well..

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I have bandit forks and GSX1100 power screen calipers which work well

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16 minutes ago, busa1300 said:

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SaltyMonk upgrade from GSR?

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On 9/8/2018 at 6:27 PM, gshub said:

Put any more Brake power through a tiny front Tyre You are big trouble I have locked it a few times MOT testers have also commented how good they are as well..

They're fucking terrible, your MOT testers are on drugs.

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