Brake Callipers advice please

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Brake Callipers advice please

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Hey! New to the forum I’ve got a 1998 R reg ZX6R I need some advice on what to do with front callipers as I either need mine refurbished or upgrade to Nissin (not sure of spelling) callipers. What do you all suggest? Thanks
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Upgrade to Nissin calipers, most def.
Consider it a prudent long-term investment which starts paying off immideately.
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I don't know if the conversion is the same for the ZX-6R, but if there was a conversion to Nissin calipers, that would appear to be an excellent choice. But I'd check on a ZX-6R forum for what the proven conversions are, since rotor alignment and a bunch of other factors play into a direct fit.
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e1_ZX-9r wrote: 23 Jul 2021, 15:34 I don't know if the conversion is the same for the ZX-6R, but if there was a conversion to Nissin calipers, that would appear to be an excellent choice. But I'd check on a ZX-6R forum for what the proven conversions are, since rotor alignment and a bunch of other factors play into a direct fit.
So I need to see if there are any differences between the zx6-9 to make sure the conversion will work,do you know what nissin callipers work on the zx9 so I know what to look out for?many thanks
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For the 9 models, Steve-TC1 made stickies in each model's sub-forum. Your gen 6R would be in the C model ZX-9R forum Bearing info / specs for C1-C2 Model ZX9r. Caliper conversions are about 1/4 the way down the post. ;)

Although, Steve's posts are dated. Each one should include the aftermath, what to do with the old calipers.
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-- Mods: Genuine Keihin rejetted, Nissin caliper upgrade, SuperTrapp Aluminum Racing Series exhaust (Made in USA), ZG sport-touring shield, AEM UEGO wideband digital AFR readout, Evans NPG waterless coolant, éan creiche malar stripes.
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Dunno. As we have to do, measure the mounting bolt spacing, centered. Ours are typically 90 mm. Other bikes use 84 mm which doesn't work for us. So what we recommend, is contact the seller and ask them their caliper mounting bolt spacing. If it matches, chances are there's a way to make the caliper work.

But those are hella expensive!! :shock: Are you rich and don't need the money?

Used Nissins with SS lines are usually in the £40 - 60, not £179.
Kawasaki ZX-9R Ninja EVAP sE1. At the track she's said to be outclassed, but on the street, she reigns unmatched. It's a years old claim, challenged from every direction, but always the same outcome or worse. I hear next year's challenger is going to do the trick. ;)
-- Mods: Genuine Keihin rejetted, Nissin caliper upgrade, SuperTrapp Aluminum Racing Series exhaust (Made in USA), ZG sport-touring shield, AEM UEGO wideband digital AFR readout, Evans NPG waterless coolant, éan creiche malar stripes.
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98 6r should have the same front wheel as e/f models - that's half the battle.
I would expect the tokicos are the same ones, without any special offset or some such.
if the above checks out, what's left is verifying the bolt spacing.
- asking the seller to measure it beforehand wouldn't be the worst idea.
e1_ZX-9r wrote: 23 Jul 2021, 18:01
But those are hella expensive!! :shock: Are you rich and don't need the money?

Used Nissins with SS lines are usually in the £40 - 60, not £179.
No problem - he can now find some cheap ones, and send the difference our way. :idea: O:)
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