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I need upper triple clamp anyway.....
What's a cost effective option to look for please?
From reads onsite and similar sites, I read easy maintenance good feel include 4 pot radial such as
R1 2004-2006
Brembo
Zx6r late,
Zx14r includes ABS?
Zx10r

I'm an idiot going on and on...
Whole front end from wreckers would be cheaper deal though aye??

If I keep forks, gotta strip 'em anyway..
Would it be cheaper to get radial clamps on them?

A1 model

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I have an A1,
I bought radial '04/'05 forks from a wreckers (not bent luckily!).
Nissin '04/'05 brake calipers & M/C radial brake reservoir/lever.
RaceTech internals in forks,
2nd gen Helibars (I believe if using stock bars then the Radial M/C can foul with the screen/upper fairing).
Difference in braking is impressive!

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Thanks Duck,
I guess I just wait now until a used set appear.
That'd be awesome and simple.
I just read that all zx models from '98 (or similar vintage) use same size head stem.
If OEM wheels fit within other radail front ends, I'm open to simplicity, cost effectiveness, tunable variations that would work too.

An early start on a late finish.
 

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These are another option for upgrading to Radial calipers


Quite a few people on this forum have done the conversion using these
 
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Sorted.. Sort off..

I asked my fitter & turner dad if he could or if I could learn to tool a triple clamp. Wouldn't be able to do complete job but I could get pretty close.
I'm doubting finding zx12r 2004/2005 radail forks.
I got loads of time, it'd take me a year to organize engine and transmission...
Off to see racer mate today, he's clewy like a sailor.
Thanks for ideas and a basis to find a informative discussion with.

I remember the old RGV K models. L models looked same but were 5 mm longer. I admired the M onwards models but didn't see the improvement; I had a KR1S and sister had late model KR1. I loved S model.. Had all the quick maintenance bits installed at factory.

Hence radail brakes look. I'm assuming they're easier to get hard and feel response ability more directly.

I've read that the axial to radail mounts shutter.. Weather true. Whether true another same?
I'm liking option. Cheap, quick, simple.
Factory radail forks better option though is higher probability.
Off to ask face to face questions today.

I like look of racetech valve system. I bought a second 12 recently. A bit gutless but dirty as. Spent weeks cleaning her, especially fuel system. Purring like a kitten wanting to growl now. I don't want to change that.
If it's not fucked don't fix it sort of attitude.
If she gets soggy later, thanks , they read as bang4buck. I don't ride hard.. Just wanting less maintenance like everyone else.
 

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Just amazed with these bikes.
Better fuel economy than a 140kmph cruise speed 250 2 banger, lots less engine maintenance, quicker, barely touching her abilities (with my skill levels) and only down side is slower on really tight roads. Whoop.
Goes farther on less tank fills yet horses are there if needed. 👍

Off to ask questions. They race cars and karts, I'll be able to get lots of my other issues sorted.
Glad she's near to being a straight wreck. Hopefully learning how to assemble into a lower maintenance machine. I like being lazy too. 👍
 

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Just read on Facebook,
Adaptors to A1 are sold in Newcastle at Westgate Superbikes.
That and Racetech internals looks like way I'm going. No shavings, know shaving lots of retrofit because 2005 legs would probably be difficult to find. Would suit my brake pressures and get me easier to maintain brakes is what I'm thinking / going with.
Thanks you'll.
 

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I'm a dumb arse.
That's Newcastle United Kingdom.

Any radail adaptors made and sold locally please?
Australia
 
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