Brake Upgrades???



  • @Calum @Darty They look nice and shiny, but I wasn't sure about the quality? Thanks for the advice and links.

    I am going to keep with the Enduro/Adventure bike look and stick to a 21/18 set-up. I'm an old school BMXer and later on a mountain biker. I always hated black rims with black tyres, the manufacturers went all black for a few years and I luckily had the for-sight to buy a few pairs of skin-wall tyres beforehand, so I never had to go without my favorite rubber. It's Old school skin-walls everyday for me, but sadly with motorbikes the never made skin-wall tyres. I'll keep my eye out for some sweet looking chrome rims and anodised hubs. I'm guessing that Excel, Talon's and SMPro are the one's to have? Maybe some MX rollers will appear on ebay for me some time soon??? LOL ;O)



  • Here's a few pics of the Kyoto Discs and EBC Red stuff pads fitted. They do improve the braking for-sure. With extra bite and shorter stopping distances, the brakes now feel a lot better and give you more confidence whilst riding. They are an upgrade on the stock set-up, but it's not a dramatic improvement as you will need to swap the forks and wheels for that. But an upgrade for better braking and shorter stopping distances is well worth it, even if it's only enough for you not to swallow ya balls every time you have to stop suddenly!!! LOL ;O)

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  • I bled my brakes today and swapped out the old fluid for some DOT 5.1. I can happily report that there has been a further improvement in the brakes with a more stable feel to them. With even more bite and shorter stopping distances too. The brakes now feel a lot more secure and inspire more confidence when riding for-sure!!! ;O)



  • @CYBER-NINJA Braided lines make a huge difference, Cool discs I've not seen those before, could only find a Kyoto Wavy for the back of mine,

    Get some Fork Gators on there !!



  • @Darty said in Brake Upgrades???:

    @CYBER-NINJA Braided lines make a huge difference, Cool discs I've not seen those before, could only find a Kyoto Wavy for the back of mine,

    Get some Fork Gators on there !!

    My bike came with braided lines, so now it's only the calipers which are stock.

    There's a couple of dudes selling the Kyoto Wavey discs on ebay, they do give the bike a more modern look for-sure. I got mine from this guy;

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360913524396?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361305425584?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    And my bike also had fork gators on it when I bought it. I hate them as the look ugly and always look dirty too, so I cut em off ASAP!!! :O)



  • @Calum what year aprilia rs125 front caliper will fit my dt125r 1990.thanks



  • @xgaryx209 Any year will fit after you have made a custom caliper bracket. Sadly that is the only way any other calipers will fit the DTR hub/disc/caliper combo. 😞



  • @NINJA True, but I'll take my hat off to you if you get any caliper post 05 to fit

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    @Dt-r_Bradders Was using that setup, but I don't think he ever finished it,



  • @Calum I should have said "Any year of non radial caliper can be made to fit". 😉



  • 300mm dtx rotor and wr 426 twin piston nissin caliper and master cylinder works great on my DT. Had to make a bracket of course.


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