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tsrf900r2011-04-05 08:21:48 +0000 #1
Hi Guys,

I need to get the mounting points machined on two calipers(see pic). Anyone know of a place to get this done?

Thanks for the help
Coastmaster2011-04-05 08:34:13 +0000 #2
Are you sure that's a good idea?
tsrf900r2011-04-05 08:42:48 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Coastmaster

Are you sure that's a good idea?

Either that or no brakes at all!

I am putting a radial wheel, onto a non-radial setup, requires the clearance difference to fit the caliper to the rotor.
bottomfeeder2011-04-05 09:26:18 +0000 #4
Did you consider shimming your rotors 2.5mm off the hub?

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tsrf900r2011-04-05 09:42:39 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder

Did you consider shimming your rotor out 2.5mm out from the hub?

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Goes the other way, either machine the hub, or the calipers..
bottomfeeder2011-04-05 09:05:00 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by tsrf900r

Goes the other way, either machine the hub, or the calipers..

No it doesn't, if you machine 2.5mm from the caliper surface in your picture it will move the caliper 2.5mm away from the rotor. Shimming the rotor out will do the same thing.

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tsrf900r2011-04-05 09:05:37 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder

No it doesn't, if you machine 2.5mm from the caliper surface in your picture it will move the caliper 2.5mm away from the rotor. Shimming the rotor out will do the same thing.

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Caliper is mounted on the inside of the fork, if I shim the rotor I will need to shave off 5mm from the caliper...
Gumby2011-04-05 11:01:42 +0000 #8
Just do a google search for a machine shop in your area with a milling machine.

However.......They may (and probably will) refuse to do the work, because it is original equipment, and if it breaks, and somebody could prove they did the work, they may be held liable for the damages.

I own a machine shop (Vcr. Island), and i would not do it either. I'd love to help ya out, but just too much at risk (#1 being your life) changing a brake component.

I assume you've looked for an aftermarket caliper or caliper mount from somebody who has done the engineering to ensure the changes are strong enough?

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