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fredzedar
post May 5 2012, 02:52 PM
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'89 fzr 600 2 pot front brakes now upgraded to spanking 4 pot Triumph T595 calipers.straight forward bolt on upgrade.all you need to check is the casting web around top mount as there are 2 different kinds,one has 90mm spacing,the one needed is 83mm.has a kind of sunken casting and brake line bolt is towards top of caliper.looks ace and works even better. biggrin.gif


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post May 5 2012, 03:42 PM
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Pictures are required for this! biggrin.gif


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post May 5 2012, 03:51 PM
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yeah man cmon!


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post May 6 2012, 07:27 AM
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as requested find photos of triumph caliper upgrade attached.(hopefuly)!!new discs fitted very recently,already has braided hoses to each caliper.makes a huge difference,found myself stopping too short at junctions earlier today.shows up soft front end.new springs needed to match gsxr shock upgrade i recently did.




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post May 6 2012, 09:49 AM
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wow as far as i knew 89 600 owners were screwed in the calipers department, not no more!


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post May 6 2012, 01:00 PM
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Fredzedar,

Nice post. I just added this under the brakes section in CPR for the FZR. From your initial post I understand that there are two types - on has 89 mm spacing and one had 90mm spacing. Would it be possible to use either one if I was willing to slot one of the holes in the fork leg a bit? Otherwise, how do you know which caliper you are getting if buying from eBay, etc?


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post May 6 2012, 01:10 PM
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QUOTE (fredzedar @ May 5 2012, 03:52 PM) *
...one has 90mm spacing,the one needed is 83mm...



QUOTE (rotortech @ May 6 2012, 02:00 PM) *
Fredzedar,

Nice post. I just added this under the brakes section in CPR for the FZR. From your initial post I understand that there are two types - on has 89 mm spacing and one had 90mm spacing. Would it be possible to use either one if I was willing to slot one of the holes in the fork leg a bit? Otherwise, how do you know which caliper you are getting if buying from eBay, etc?


7mm seems like a fair amount to slot out. He does mention that the one you want has different casting and the banjo on top of the caliper.


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post May 6 2012, 01:23 PM
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i've found a picture of the caliper that will fit.notice the webbing below the top bolt mount.i bought mine from the great breakers yard that is EBAY for 35 delivered,even has new pads fitted. smile.gif !if in doubt ask the seller to measure the distance between mounting holes. definately worth a bit of hunting.400 3tj fit also but are near on impossible to find.


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post May 6 2012, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE (blensen @ May 6 2012, 03:10 PM) *
7mm seems like a fair amount to slot out. He does mention that the one you want has different casting and the banjo on top of the caliper.

Oops - I misread that number. OK, forget slotting the hole.

Fredzedar - thanks for the photo showing the proper caliper. If it is possible, can you (or anyone) provide a Triumph part number? or Model and Year used? I looked at several available calipers for the T595 on eBay and they appear to be the same. There seems to be a good supply of them!


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post May 7 2012, 02:01 AM
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Rotortech-As far as i know mine have come from a Triumph Daytona T595.the 955i use the same calipers.seems to be the very late '90s models,'97'98'99. hope this helps.
Glad you changed your mind about drilling the mounting holes out!! ohmy.gif

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post May 19 2012, 03:32 PM
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several hundred miles later and the Triumph brakes are still performing perfectly. biggrin.gif


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post May 20 2012, 09:53 AM
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Is there a good selection of brake pads available for the Triumph calipers?

Brake pad selection is why I swapped (it is not an upgrade in my application) my stock calipers on my 97 FZR600 to R6 calipers.
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post May 20 2012, 01:46 PM
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definately more available for the triumph calipers than my old two potters.my calipers came fitted with fresh pads and combined with new discs is a huge improvement.hope to give them an outing on track asap smile.gif


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