GSXR brake swap : KawiForums.com Kawasaki Forums: Kawasaki motorcycle forums
» Sponsors





» Insurance
Go Back   KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums > Super Sport > ZX-6R All Model Years > 2005-2006 ZX-6R
New User? Register - Forgot Password

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2010, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
Jr. Member
 
deckard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 17
deckard has at least 10 rep points
Default GSXR brake swap

I've been trying to improve the performance of my brakes (mushy, no feel, etc..), and have been reading with interest about upgrading calipers.

I have a front end from a 2003 GSXR1000 in my garage, and I am actually already using the master cylinder from this system on my ZX6R (see bent brake lever causing lockup, as well as clearance problems with stock m/c). Does anyone know if the GSXR calipers would be compatible with the ZX6R? I know the GSXR has 320mm rotors, while the ZX6R has 300mm...

If it is possible, that would be a quick and easy solution for me. The GSXR front end was on an SV650 track bike, and I know personally how well that system works.

Thanks.

Last edited by deckard; 04-13-2010 at 05:49 PM.
deckard is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-13-2010, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Lowsider
 
Ninjabadger4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: STL Missourah- 2 2007/8 Kawasaki ZX-6R's - Mods: Custom paint reduction
Posts: 20,764
Ninjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep pointsNinjabadger4 has at least 80,000 rep points
Default

get 2007+ zx6r or zx14 brakes
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by goingtoscotland View Post
I would get more grip out of it if I were to ride on the rim than I would with a Shinko
Ninjabadger4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 06:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
KUUG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 317
KUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep pointsKUUG has at least 1500 rep points
Default

if its sitting in your garage take them off an find out. shouldnt take anymore than 10 minutes
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by whitehendrix View Post

take it from a man who <3 crack whores. this motherfucker knows.
KUUG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
marker149's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 310
marker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep pointsmarker149 has at least 1500 rep points
Send a message via AIM to marker149
Default

bleed your brakes, you'll be surprised what that can do, i can personally vouch for it. it's not always necessary to spend $100+ on used calipers
marker149 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 09:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
unrulypostman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 385
unrulypostman has at least 250 rep pointsunrulypostman has at least 250 rep pointsunrulypostman has at least 250 rep points
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KUUG View Post
if its sitting in your garage take them off an find out. shouldnt take anymore than 10 minutes


OP: that's a pretty unique question that I doubt anyone will be able to answer faster than just going to the garage and checking. First issue I would imagine is if they bolt up to the mounting holes. But when/if you check, let us all know.
unrulypostman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 11:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
BikeAholic
 
jdgun_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: off the forum for now
Posts: 10,432
jdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep pointsjdgun_13 has between 40,000 and 50,000 rep points
Default

well, the tokicos are shit...seemed like a kick ass caliper when they came out but for whatever reason their longevity seems to be an issue.

try the gsxr calipers....worse case the mounting surfaces have to much material on them.
otherwise the nissin are the perfect solution.
__________________
2011 675R
2012 RSV4 Factory

Ex Kawi Pilot
jdgun_13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 11:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Nillard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Diego and Chuckwalla
Posts: 425
Nillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep pointsNillard has at least 2000 rep points
Default

Just upgraded to nissin calipers off of a 2007 Zx6R and I love them! Got them for $100 from some guy parting his bike out.
__________________
-06' ZX6R Green... SOLD!
-03' ZX6R White/blue Track only
-92' Mazda Miata w/ supercharged F20c
WWW.socaltrackdays.com WWW.ti2tt.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by nevada
hey man, im going to need you to resize that pic. its too big.
Nillard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 07:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
Jr. Member
 
deckard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 17
deckard has at least 10 rep points
Default

I made a mistake, the 2003 GSXR1000 actually uses 300mm rotors, which are the same as the ZX6R. I measured up the GSXR calipers, and they look to be a direct swap to the ZX.

However, the 2003 GSXR calipers are also Tokico. They are slightly different in design, but I wonder if this swap will eventually put me in the same position I already am..

I may give it a shot, but if I can score a set of Nissins, I'm probably taking that route.

Last edited by deckard; 04-14-2010 at 08:17 AM.
deckard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
cenzo89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orlando, FL / Metairie, LA
Posts: 807
cenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep pointscenzo89 has at least 1500 rep points
Default

dude just try mounting them, it's only gonna take a few minutes! you already know how they feel and you like them so just give it a shot! let us know how it worked out
__________________
'06 636 Flat Raw Plasma Blue: PCIII (JD's map), Two Bros C/F, K&N Air Filter, Jumper Mod, Strapped Forks (for the strip), Nissin Calipers, Pazzo Shorty Levers, Solo Seat Cowl, Puig DB Windscreen, Pilot Powers 2ct, T-Rex Frame Sliders Swingarm Spools, Fender Eliminator and LED F&R Turn Signals! SOLD
'06 636 Ebony Black & '10 Ninja 250 Metallic Island Blue (hers)
cenzo89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 04:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
freongee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Budapest, Hungary, ZX636 '05
Posts: 861
freongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep pointsfreongee has at least 4000 rep points
Send a message via Skype™ to freongee
Default

yeah, but watch the pads in the old Gixers caliper, check it first for plenty of pad material! Caliper swap has nothing to do with rotor sizes, you need to watch the caliper mounting tab offset/distance whatever it is. Kawi uses 100mm offset calipers...
__________________
FastRide Baby, FastRide! www.facebook.com/frmagazin www.facebook.com/motoartagency www.fastride.hu
freongee is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum