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Old 10-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I picked up a set of front calipers for a 08 ZX10 and wondering if swapping them onto my 05 ZX6R is worth it? I've got a set of Galfer Superbike lines to install at the same time too.

I will clean and rebuild the calipers before installing them and the lines. I lowsided last weekend at CMP so I've got her pulled apart right now so no better time than now to upgrade the brakes
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah they're better calipers than what came stock on your bike. Supposedly almost as good as the 07+ Nissins. Go for it.
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You need the 310mm rotors off the 08 ZX10R or ZX14 to fit these calipers, or machine them to fit.
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Doug are the rotors interchangable between the 2 bikes?
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I fitted ZX14 310mm rotors to my Gen 2 ZX10R, with Gen 3 Tokico calipers, then fitted the ZX10R rotors to my ZX6R C1H, to get rid of the gold, with ZX14 Nissin calipers. So I'd say yes, they're a straight swap. I did try the Nissins with the 310mm rotors, but it was a bit too much for road use, the Tokicos gave more feel at the lever.
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Thank you Doug for the advice. I have my eye on a set of galfer wave rotors to go with these cailers and the Galfer lines so it should be a good upgrade over stock.
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I would buy the calipers first and test fit them to your forks. I don't believe you NEED the 310 mm rotors. The caliper carrier is usually where the difference is between models with different size rotors, the calipers are the same dimensions. For example the carriers on the 10R forks are longer to accommodate the larger rotor.

If you get the 310 mm rotors you'll need 5 mm spacers for the caliper carriers (5 mm larger radius). Now 310 mm rotors will give you some more stopping power, but I doubt it'll be mind blowing.
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i have 14 rotors on mine....nice, lots of brakes, kinda overkill.
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I have 310mm rotors from a 10R on my 636. They give a little better feel and modulation, not worth the extra expense IMO, but I got them free.
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