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06-16-2006 07:54 AM
marko138 Yeah I think I got it down now. Thanks everyone.



06-15-2006 12:56 PM
Gas Man Man it had carbs too!

Did my explanation make sense?



06-15-2006 06:28 AM
marko138 Thanks!!!!


And GM...no inverted fork on that 9R? Whats the deal?



06-15-2006 12:42 AM
Gas Man Its not where they are mounted... its how they are mounted...

They are mounted forward. Bolting the caliper forward towards the forks. Not thru the caliper towards the rim.

The latter way pushes the caliper one way or the other mis-aligning it to the rotor.

Look at the pic of the caliper on the fork.




Now look at the front caliper on my old 9R.


Attachment 5817 <Click on it to enlarge<


See the difference in mounting bolts?



06-14-2006 02:05 PM
Gr1n1n Thanks for the article! Thats a great read
06-14-2006 12:23 PM
carlmorrell That article justified the deisgn, but does not describe WHAT makes a radial mount.

In a traditional mount, the mounting bolts are perpendicular to the rotor. Radial mounts place the bolts parallel to the rotor.
06-14-2006 12:01 PM
DLIT
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Originally Posted by marko138
And thus gives it better feel b/c of more consistent pressure on the pads...I think.
That's what I gathered, because of better alignment.
06-14-2006 12:00 PM
marko138
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Originally Posted by marko138
That helps. The way I understand that article is its the way they are mounted at the bottom of the forks?
And thus gives it better feel b/c of more consistent pressure on the pads...I think.



06-14-2006 11:26 AM
jeeps84
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Originally Posted by jtemple
Great read! It sums it up nicely.
06-14-2006 11:11 AM
DLIT
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Originally Posted by marko138
That helps. The way I understand that article is its the way they are mounted at the bottom of the forks?
So I was right.
06-14-2006 11:01 AM
marko138 That helps. The way I understand that article is its the way they are mounted at the bottom of the forks?



06-14-2006 10:54 AM
DLIT
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Originally Posted by jtemple
Sweet!
06-14-2006 10:49 AM
jtemple Here's a little blurb on them:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/13nov...ialbrakes.html
06-14-2006 09:26 AM
DLIT Good question. Never really looked into it. i just asumed it was the way the caliper mounts to the inverted forks at the bottom peice near the axle. Kinda like your is. But I don't know for sure.
06-14-2006 08:33 AM
marko138
Radial Mount Brakes...

Alright...question. What the F are radial mount brakes? I read that all the new bikes have them. My gixxer, being a thousand years old, doesn't. So can anyone explain ?

I've rode a new gixxer w/ radial mounts. The stopping power was incredible...




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