NC23/29 engine swap

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Re: NC23/29 engine swap

Post by xander » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:24 pm

pugnator wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:57 am
Just in case someone is interested.
Front brakes were replaced with ones from GSX600, several mods for front suspension, including new fork springs etc
Bought Revo's throttle bodies...

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Bit late to the party on this one - how do you find the brake change? Much better performance? I'd love to upgrade mine from standard to some bigger brake calipers, but don't want to change the front wheel/forks ideally!

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Re: NC23/29 engine swap

Post by pugnator » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:34 pm

xander wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Bit late to the party on this one - how do you find the brake change? Much better performance? I'd love to upgrade mine from standard to some bigger brake calipers, but don't want to change the front wheel/forks ideally!
You should not only change calipers itself but also master cylinder and front suspension. In combination I got brand-new-bike feeling. It's like to buy completely different bike - more predictable and cushioned. I love it.
In front suspension I installed another springs and DIY cartridge emulator - in fact, Ohlins replica made by me.

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Re: NC23/29 engine swap

Post by xander » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:00 pm

pugnator wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:34 pm
xander wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Bit late to the party on this one - how do you find the brake change? Much better performance? I'd love to upgrade mine from standard to some bigger brake calipers, but don't want to change the front wheel/forks ideally!
You should not only change calipers itself but also master cylinder and front suspension. In combination I got brand-new-bike feeling. It's like to buy completely different bike - more predictable and cushioned. I love it.
In front suspension I installed another springs and DIY cartridge emulator - in fact, Ohlins replica made by me.
Excellent! I've just rebuilt the front forks (same springs though), made such a big difference. Did you do the master cylinder from the Suzuki (Katana?) too?

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Re: NC23/29 engine swap

Post by pugnator » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:10 pm

xander wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Excellent! I've just rebuilt the front forks, made such a big difference. Did you do the master cylinder from the Suzuki (Katana?) too?
I just made a visit to local scrapyard and took one from Kawasaki ER-6 2015. It is plug and play, shares the same brake switch as Honda and has the same thread for mirror mount.


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