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post #1561 of 1721 Old 10-10-2018, 12:06 PM
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Finally got the tracking info for those brackets. Out for delivery. I'm so excited.
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Oil change and NYS inspection.

Also ordered a set of Metzeler M7 RR tires (190/55 for the rear), and front & rear EBC HH brake pads.
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New chain fitted, I had a bad tight spot in the old one. Also fitted some Avon 3d ultra sport 120/70/17 and 200/50/17 to my spare black wheels which are now on the bike.
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One set brackers + one set used calipers = one set refreshed brakes Thank you for the lead on this.

Last week a company mxsouth out of Florida was having a clearance on the battlax s20, they were practically giving them away. Ordered a rear only as they were out of fronts and at the time noone had the fronts for a reasonable price. A few days later, the owner contacted me and let me know they sold out so fast their inventory system could not keep up. He offered a replacement or a refund. Decided to take the replacement, a battlax t30 same as used at the Ron Haslam school. I already have a new front from the last bridgestone tire rebate deal. Tracking system on that as of today says out for delivery. Took the nitron off for a rebuild (lot of miles) Temporarily fitted the oem shock and surprising that didn't feel any worse (it does have a lot of miles but never rebuilt).

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Yes great link. I bought the brackets that move the rear caliper under the swingarm.
R1 and zx10.

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Oil change and NYS inspection.

Also ordered a set of Metzeler M7 RR tires (190/55 for the rear), and front & rear EBC HH brake pads.
you will love the tires

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Hello;

What makes you believe this? Were you a professional rider that ran this tire and found it to meet a certain criteria that other tires did not meet?

Do you have a video of you riding with this tire on your ZX12R, cornering, accelerating, braking? Are there pictures of the tire wear taken immediately after the video was made ? Do you recall if that was with stock suspension, brakes, or were these modified? If it was stock, do you remember what the settings were and the riders weight at the time. I have not tried the m7's, but perhaps along with others could be persuaded to give it a go. Thank you for your time.
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Yes great link. I bought the brackets that move the rear caliper under the swingarm.
R1 and zx10.

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I don't remember seeing much about this on this forum in recent years if at all. Is this something you might have a picture of that is not necessarily top secret? Sounds interesting and I imagine it looks sharp.
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Took the 12 out for it's first ride since this round of maintenance. I'm just stating the obvious here but perhaps something I can reflect on going forward. Since owning the 12 I've always done its maintenance. A little bit here and there, telling myself that's good enough. One month brakes, next month tires, etc. This was the first time this level of maintenance was completed in the amount of time. It was so much more than just going at it piece by piece. Went up to the canyons yesterday our last day before winter, (it's here now as I type). While riding the canyons I'll time myself and yesterday was the same. About the same time previous rides. A nice pace. Enough to enjoy the bike, the ride, and the moment itself. But yesterday was very different in that the second half of the canyons was hit with snow and the roads were covered with ice. It was as if the bike didn't know it and kept begging for more. Made a statement to me about bundled maintenance vs doing it piece by piece. On the way back rode through the metro. Which is to say bumper to bumper traffic. Modern day sportbikes, liter bikes and smaller, piloted with competent riders will zig zag, tic tac effortlessly through the gridlock without interrupting the flow of traffic. I'm ok with that as long as you're not interferring with other motorists, forcing them to jam their brakes and being the cause of accidents, road rage, or police intervention. Well yesterday a r1 and yzf r6 rode up next to me in the gridlock. I figured they'd just blast off, I can't do that in town. They did and they didn't get very far. We came together again and I wanted to see how the 12 would handle side by side without having to use full throttle. We tic tacked, they disappeared. We came together and did it again. Same result. I can't say it was all the four pot calipers as it was bundled in with everything else but the difference now is like this analogy that comes to mind. The six pots being the 60lb kid on the seesaw when the kid on the other end is 65lbs. Close to equilibrium, but the heavier kid has got the advantage. The 4 pot is the 60lb kid that put on 4 lbs over the summer and the equilibrium is a matter of body positioning. Perhaps those riders noticed my 12s calipers. A coincidence those are the same bikes these recently installed 4 pot calipers were used on.
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Hello;

What makes you believe this? Were you a professional rider that ran this tire and found it to meet a certain criteria that other tires did not meet?

Do you have a video of you riding with this tire on your ZX12R, cornering, accelerating, braking? Are there pictures of the tire wear taken immediately after the video was made ? Do you recall if that was with stock suspension, brakes, or were these modified? If it was stock, do you remember what the settings were and the riders weight at the time. I have not tried the m7's, but perhaps along with others could be persuaded to give it a go. Thank you for your time.
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Hello;

What makes you believe this? Were you a professional rider that ran this tire and found it to meet a certain criteria that other tires did not meet?

Do you have a video of you riding with this tire on your ZX12R, cornering, accelerating, braking? Are there pictures of the tire wear taken immediately after the video was made ? Do you recall if that was with stock suspension, brakes, or were these modified? If it was stock, do you remember what the settings were and the riders weight at the time. I have not tried the m7's, but perhaps along with others could be persuaded to give it a go. Thank you for your time.
I don't think I said these are the best knee dragging tires out, or that me being an average rider that their performance is above others, but they did inspire confidence and feel very planted to me, I loved them so I thought others would also just my $0.02, now back to what is the best oil Craig
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i rebuilt the front brake master bleed the brakes but still had air in the system got all the rest of the air out by flicking the lever, which jarred the air out well it worked for me. there was a lot of very small air bubbles coming back into the brake masters reservoir. and I replaced the lever the old one was worn at the joint. I found that the lever position was a little better but not to where i liked it to be so i pulled out the little block the adjuster rests against and put a small shim in. Now i have a strong brake feel and that is on the 3rd setting were as before i had it on 1 and was touching the bar with the feeling of no brakes. with the shim the lever does not put any pressure on the piston in the brake master. feels like i now have front brakes.
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I don't think I said these are the best knee dragging tires out, or that me being an average rider that their performance is above others, but they did inspire confidence and feel very planted to me, I loved them so I thought others would also just my $0.02, now back to what is the best oil Craig
You always ask the question but you should begin first with the recommendation

If those m7's are anything like the q3's i recently mounted it's not fair. Yes i'm late to the game, remember i'm a advocate for shinko great for high mileage and long sweepers btw. While I'm riding the dunlop picks up rocks (lots of em) and throws em. YOu can hear it going tink tink underneath and you can see the rocks coming right up the steering column. I wonder if that is why earlier this year my turn signals went out. Do you remember when I posted that? The turn signal was full of rocks. I thought maybe because the bike was getting leaned over too low I"m joking of course.

Anyhow, I'd like to reemphasize the transition from axial to radial is very noticeable. So much so that if anyone in the Denver metro area wants to try it, buy the brackets, buy a set of good condition calipers that match the brackets, 100mm spacing or 108mm European spec vs Asian spec that has the same rotor diameter which IMO is KEY, bring the calipers too me and Ill rebuild and make it like new. Again, the reason i went this direction to use the mount and radial calipers is because a good condition set of used calipers can be had for about the same price of a six pot rebuild. Oh and while you're doing the brakes, might as well refresh those well worn forks. Bring those too. I'm the only person to work on my bike, brakes suspension, and have been doing so regularly for the past 30+ thousand miles. I know these parts well enough, you could watch but that's extra of course.

Here is a link to the seller of the brake brackets. This is the 108mm version but they also have the 100mm if you look it up:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/GSX1300-ZX7...YP1b:rk:2:pf:0
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