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I bought the calipers online in Jan/Feb, got them home but had to order new pistons for them which took several months to come in from Japan.

Since then I have upgraded the lines with the HEL set.

Ordered the adapters from SV-Racing.

Last night I finally started to put things together but only got as far as the left caliper. The caliper on the left side is hitting the spokes - I'll attach a pic if possible.

I've reached out to SV but his first response was he'd never seen spokes on a Vstrom and so thought I had put different wheels on myself.

Has anyone else done this with an XT (With the spoke wheels)?
 

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I have what looks like the same kit - the only difference being the ones pictured are made for the Tokico calipers rather than the ones I got for the Nissin calipers.

Same two offset brackets to adapt the caliper to the fork as well as the two backing pieces that the brackets bolt into.

Here's a link to a side view https://imgur.com/a/LOmsJXk
 

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And you are sure that the Nissin caliper supplied is for your model bike? Maybe measure the width of the two different brand caliper and see if there is a difference in physical / overall size?
 

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I have reached out to Blair, he emailed me back this morning that he is out of the country but will have a look for a model of my bike to try and do a comparison ASAP.

As far as I can tell I have the correct calipers, the instruction from SV is "CBR 600 F4 - F4i All Model Years" which is what I bought and the two sides were still connected to brake lines so logically they came from the same bike? (same orange fluid inside too!)

I also had to order new pistons for the calipers based on the CBR 600F4 brake part numbers and they all fit so I can't see any reason for them not to be the correct model.

Just going to have to wait and see for the moment I guess. I just want to see if anyone else out there has installed these on the same spoked wheels as I have, all the pictures I can see of other people online seem to be alloy wheels which may be the difference?
 

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Sorry to hear. I don't have spokes but I do have the nissin calipers. I took a pic just for reference. I didn't realize how close the cast wheel comes to the calipers.


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Thanks Hatchi, that picture says a lot.

Just comparing the inside spacing of the alloy wheels to my spoke wheels you can see a difference. The spokes have to take a more direct route to the rim which wouldn't allow for even the really narrow space the alloys do.

I'll wait for an answer from Blair but I may have a set of rebuilt calipers for sale.
 

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Thanks Hatchi, that picture says a lot.

Just comparing the inside spacing of the alloy wheels to my spoke wheels you can see a difference. The spokes have to take a more direct route to the rim which wouldn't allow for even the really narrow space the alloys do.

I'll wait for an answer from Blair but I may have a set of rebuilt calipers for sale.
If you aren't in love with your spokes, maybe you can find someone that will swap their alloy rims with you?
 

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If you aren't in love with your spokes, maybe you can find someone that will swap their alloy rims with you?
I do like the spokes, yes they're a pain to clean and they are the root of my issue here but I like the look and the advantages they give for durability in off road over the alloy wheels.

Yeah yeah, I know the advantages are debatable but not worth the work or cost to me now.

This project has cost a lot of time, money and frustration up to this point, it started with an air filter and spark plugs as preventative maintenance over the winter and very quickly morphed into fork seals, steel braided lines, new rotors and over $500 in parts just to rebuild the calipers I bought from ebay (caliper parts were totally my fault but still ads to the cost). Now that we're two months into the very short riding season all I want to do is ride!
 

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I agree, riding is why we chose reliable bikes. I am sorry for your dilemma and was just trying to provide another option. Not that I would trade with you but I am sure others would jump at the chance and may even toss you some cash at the same time. ;) All said, I hope you find a speedy solution and get back on the road quickly so you can enjoy that beautiful countryside.
 
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