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Old 04-11-2008, 08:08 PM
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Default Wot calipers will fit GS750?

Its a chop, but its all 1979 GS750 on a hardtail frame. The GS750 calipers and parts are getting harder to find so I wonder if anyone knows what other calipers will fit. I looked on ebay and some of the GSX, GSXR and even Bandit ones look like they might. Its just the mounting holes and disc size that matter I guess.
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GS550,850,1000 and 1100 calipers will fit straight on.I've got a '79 550,I use braided hoses and stainless steel caliper pistons and I find them very effective.
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plenty on ebay at mo and i have 4 spare sets 4 when i need them
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Ye, there's a good supply on ebay right now, but I'm just wondering if a more modern caliper can be fitted. Just in case the GS calipers run into short supply or it becomes hard to get the rebuild parts.
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i wanted to fit the gsx calipers to my gs1000 but on checking with insurance company they refused to insure - so worth checking 1st
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Seems like insurance companies are utter twunts.Stopping faster is more dangerous??FFS

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Any caliper will fit just a case of bracket really.Checking clearances etc.

Then stiffening front end which will seem feeble wobbly and diving.Front end off earlier gsxr could be had for about same as two fancy calipers that'll upset balance of bike-just thinking like.

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GS550,850,1000 and 1100 calipers will fit straight on.I've got a '79 550,I use braided hoses and stainless steel caliper pistons and I find them very effective.
Dougie, where dya get these stainless pistons? Thanks.
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Got mine from a bloke on Evilbay,but I reckon Wemoto will do 'em for a bit more cash.
http://www.wemoto.com/
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Got mine from a bloke on Evilbay,but I reckon Wemoto will do 'em for a bit more cash.
http://www.wemoto.com/
Got mine from there and never had a problem since fitting them over four years ago, well worth the extra cost.
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Dunno if this will help but nissin 4 pot calipers as used on bandit 12's, slingshots etc have 90mm centres on the mounting holes & 320mm discs some 6 pots are the same dimensions too

from memory (so check it) twin pots from the b6 etc have narrower mount centres 62 mm maybe ??? & 310mm discs these might be a better bet

one of the problems using 4 or 6 pots is clearance between the back of the caliper & wheel (in stock width yokes) so........

........ the best solution imo is just stick a b12 front end in complete & a maching back wheel while you're at it
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Its a chop, but its all 1979 GS750 on a hardtail frame. The GS750 calipers and parts are getting harder to find so I wonder if anyone knows what other calipers will fit. I looked on ebay and some of the GSX, GSXR and even Bandit ones look like they might. Its just the mounting holes and disc size that matter I guess.
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Anything can be made to fit something else, just takes time/skill/money.
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i've got a set of 1980 gs thou ones 15 plus postage if u want them
Thanks Headless, thats really kind. At the moment I have a set of calipers from a thou on the front but I don't know exactly which model thou they're off. Wemoto don't do the stainless pistons for all models.
I should really have got them off the bike and measured the pistons before getting on the forum, sorry. I've been away with work and my 5 month old girl takes up the rest of the time!

I'll get stuck into looking at all the info you guys have given me and get my arse out into that garage for a proper look at the calipers.

Thanks, Headless, I will let you know.
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Old 14-11-2008, 09:53 AM
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I've been away with work and my 5 month old girl takes up the rest of the time!
Tell it to Trisha, we don't care....
If you're going for 4-pots, may as well go for 6-pots, they aint much dearer off of Freebay, and no harder to fit once they're correctly lined upand brackets made fot holes.
Took some Nissin 4-pots off me Harley and replaced em with Tokico 6's, just cos they look better, and i could stick three chrome 6's on em from the Chavmobile Emporium, looks mint, 66 woulda looked just silly.
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Ha ha, didn't expect any sympathy, thanks, Taff!
Here's a pic of the beast anyway......its mostly '79 750 bits.....
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Ha ha, didn't expect any sympathy, thanks, Taff!
Here's a pic of the beast anyway......its mostly '79 750 bits.....
man i love that looks the dog danglies
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I've got a pair of 4 pot Nissins off a GK73 GSXR400 that I tried to fit to an old kawasaki I have, but as slim says, there was insufficient clearance between the spokes and the caliper, you will more than likely have the same problem with a GS, its the width of the rim that's the problem, try replacement wheels from a later machine with wider rims.

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