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Eklipze3k

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 12:48:34 PM »
Well I have sourced a pair of GT calipers for my Sei, so come end of this month my current front setup will be available and will include the full caliper and carrier set as well as nearly new discs and pads - been fitted since April and will have only covered around 500 miles so will be in very good condition. I'll be looking for around £60 for the lot collected, P&P if necessary will be at cost as this will of course be a rather heavy package!
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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2011, 03:02:52 PM »
And within minutes, 1973/126 has first refusal on the brakes :D  :o

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2011, 05:34:38 PM »
 Thanks my man :thumbup
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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2011, 06:04:47 PM »
If you have them changed over before retro rides I can take them down with me :thumbup
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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2011, 07:10:27 PM »
If you have them changed over before retro rides I can take them down with me :thumbup

Cheers Pete, that'd be excellent :)

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2011, 10:40:12 PM »
 Oohhh that would be great. Fingers crossed, and I owe you guys a beer. :P
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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2011, 11:13:40 PM »

Can someone tell me what the recommended/ ideal thickness/ grade of steel of the calliper adaptor plate is please, ive just made a template up out of 6mm ply and this just rubs on the inner bearing race seal, and thickness of any spacers required please (Cincacento disc & calliper )
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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2011, 09:08:32 AM »
I went for 5mms steel plate as that was the same thickness as the ones that were available in Europe plus the laser cutters told me that 5mms was the thickest plate they could get an accurate cut with.
For spacers between carrier and adaptor plates I used either 2 new stainless washers per bolt or a single thick washer , thickness about 3 to 3.2mms

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2011, 02:42:00 PM »
thank you for your input
much appreciated  :D

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2011, 06:58:09 AM »
Oohhh that would be great. Fingers crossed, and I owe you guys a beer. :P

Just FYI, I've just had to pay a massive vets bill for my bearded dragon so upgrading my brakes has had to go on the back burner for now, therefore no chance they'll be off the vehicle in time for RR. As soon as I'm able to get the new ones and get them all swapped over I'll let you know. Cheers.

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2012, 07:54:22 PM »
cool. will these also fit BIS? :)
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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2012, 08:00:10 PM »
Interestingly, the seller already sold a couple of the brackets. I was hoping that someone from the forum who drives a Bis, bought and tested a pair of these, would be able to comment.

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2012, 09:47:00 PM »
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" as the very old saying goes  :)
So I am flattered that the design I came up with has now been copied as I knew it might well have been and to be honest I say good luck to whoever is getting more of these made . Although I sold the sets from my final design for 13" wheels at a lower price it was mostly through the forum at what I thought was a "club" price but I think that £35 is still reasonable. Shame I do not get any royalties but my original design is still on the computer at the laser cutters just in case  ;) 

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Re: Front Disc Brake Conversion
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2012, 10:55:38 PM »
The cheek of some people  :o send them a message tell them the parts patented lol
 
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