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post #1 of 18 Old 05-07-2009, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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Zoran's 4 Pot Tokico adaptors

Well the job is done, the 4 pots are working great, and I'm a happy camper. Here is a link to the photos:
http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Compan...html#4potstrom

Here's a link to Zoran's site where you can buy the adaptors:
http://www.twfracing.com/zparts.html

Zoran is a great guy to work with and his prices are excellent!

For calipers you need 62mm mount spacing - 00-03 gsxr750, 01-03 gsxr600, 01-02 gsxr1000 or sv1000.

Oh ya, these are actually SV650 adaptors, not specifically VStrom but hey they work.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-07-2009, 08:26 PM
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I've done the exact same mod using the adaptors fron sv racing parts and absolutly LOVE the results, I did add an 02 cbr 954 master cyl as well as I had it sitting on the shelf and its a no mod bolt on swap. These are the brakes this bike should have come with in the first place.
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I just did the caliper conversion on my Vee's front brakes too. While the brakes do feel better I think they need a matching radial master cylinder to really become one finger front brakes. I will be watching Ebay for these.
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A radial would be nice for sure but just moving a little more fluid is the answer. I wanted to retain my hand guards and when I saw Nissan cast on the factory pump I figured the 954 part would work for me. I did have to do a little dremmel tool milling to the area where the pivot bolt goes through, though its nothing more than a square bottom counter sink to allow for the hex base of the longer handguard mounting bolt.
I think a late model gixxer radial pump would work, the geometry looks very close and I KNOW racers toss these in favor of brembo and r6 pumps.
I'm extremly happy with the overall performance of this setup and unless I fall into a gixxer radial for cheap im leaving it alone.
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I would add a master cylinder that is better if it's an easy and fairly cheap swap that looks stock. I don't want some floating reservoir spoiling the good looks of my VStrom!

I'll ask Zoran.

You guys got any pics of yours?

For now I'm going to give this combo some new pads and time to bed them in before changing anything more, the combo is working very well right now even with the old pads.

It is indeed a pity Suzuki didn't spend a just a bit more and put these brakes on the DL1000 to start with.

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Being a recovering sportbike guy, I dont mind the remote resevoir cup so much......plus it allows me to keep an eye on fluid color (moisture saturation)
If the remote is a serious visual issue for you, a second gen. fz1 master cyl would be a option. its a large bore with a built in resevoir.
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Just wanted to update after putting at least some short runs on the new brakes.

What I notice different is just backing out my carport to the street. It's slightly downhill and I basically back it out by gravity, then move forward so my wife can mount. It was during this short time that I really notice a big difference in the braking pressure I have to apply to the lever. I have to use way less force now than before. I like that.

Bottom line is I'm getting better braking with less hand pressure. Considering my hands are getting old and are often achy after working for a bit, I feel this is the best thing I've done for the VStrom so far.

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then move forward so my wife can mount.
Um..........you may want to consider rephrasing the above, quoted statement.

The brake modification sure sounds good though!

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Oh ya thanks again. I just can't wait to ride my VStrom now with them thar brakes :-)

Hey I was surfing the other day, googled myself to some Triumph forum and you're the moderator there, cool!

Saw your homepages etc, but those images you sent me of the fancy shiny black SV, whose bike is that? I'd like to see more.

BTW, my calipers will never look black like that. Mine are kind of brownish mid grey colour. I got some matte finish armoral type stuff here and they look good now though after a touch of that.

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The black 'SV' is actually a TL1000S, Jim

My Mrs has a gen 2 SV650S (Orange)

(I'll send some pics links so not to dilute the thread)

I use Silkolene ProPrep on the black hard parts - its amazing stuff.
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