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post #1 of 46 Old 06-30-2019, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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DL1000 Big Brake Upgrade Done - Lots of Pics !!

Hello all,

What I'm posting here is a pictorial of the rebuilding and installation of 4 piston front calipers and stainless steel braided brake lines.


Honestly this thread is more of a show off thread but I will be happy to answer questions someone may have.

I went with front Galfer stainless brake lines and Galfer sintered brake pads.

The front calipers I chose from ebay were from a 2003 Honda CBR954RR Fireblade I went with ( bling ) gold Nissan calipers to break things up a bit in the front as to not have so much black in one area. Stock front calipers were Tokico. The stock Master cylinder in Nissan.



Direct Bolt on for the 4 Piston Nissin CBR 600 F4 - F4i All Model Years, 2000 - 2001 CBR 929, 2002 - 2003 CBR 954, 2003 - 2004 CBR 600RR.

Direct Bolt on for the 4 Piston Tokico 2001 - 2003 GSXR 600, 2000 - 2003 GSXR 750, All Model Years of the SV1000. These are all the same Tokico Calipers.

There are two different brake upgrade bracket kits. One for Tokico and the other for NIssan.



RESULTS ! Brakes are definitely much better. Not grabby but very linear and predictable. Two fingers. I'm not in shock or awe though. I think you would have to upgrade the master cylinder for shock and awe. I will honestly say I am a little disappointed but at the same time it was worth it.




NOTE: Each picture links to a larger picture.



Stock Tokico front Calipers - they didn't stop to well.

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Galfer stainless steel braided brake lines. Sintered Galfer front brake pads. Big Brake Adaptor Brackets.

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Larger Nissan 4 piston calipers from a 2003 Honda CBR954RR Fireblade. Cleaned up and ready for assembly.

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Larger Nissan 4 piston calipers from a 2003 Honda CBR954RR Fireblade. Cleaned up and ready for assembly. EXTENDED VIEW.

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New seals and pistons being installed.

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Calipers complete.

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Calipers complete. ANOTHER ANGLE.

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Calipers, adapter brackets. fasteners.

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Stainless Galfer brake lines, banjo - bolts, sealing crush washers.

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Old original Tokico calipers and brake lines. PERFECT PAPER WEIGHTS.

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Look Ma no front brakes ! Not much difference from the stock brakes when they were installed.

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Major props and a big thank you to forum member christophermarkfoster for pointing out that I had the brackets on upside down. Can I say duh !?

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Bleeding the brake master cylinder with Motul 5.1.

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View from the cockpit. Double banjo bolts and dual brake lines.

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Right side caliper view and brake line.

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Left side caliper view and brake line.

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Underview of suspension and brake lines. Routing is important as to not get entangled on the triple clamps when turning handle bars. Extra brake line slack is important for suspension travel

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Front brake lever bound and pulled in overnight to test for a no leak condition. NO LEAKS !!!

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All done. It was June 29th @ 3:30 am.






RESULTS ! Brakes are definitely much better. Not grabby but very linear and predictable. Two fingers. I'm not in shock or awe though. I think you would have to upgrade the master cylinder for shock and awe. I will honestly say I am a little disappointed but at the same time it was worth it.








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Galper Front Sintered Brake Pads
Galper Steel Braided Front Brake Lines
SV Racing Big Brake Adapter Kit
Nissin Gold 4 Piston Front Calipers
( From 2003 Honda CBR 954 RR Fireblade )
Maxima 10/40 PURE Synthetic Oil

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post #2 of 46 Old 06-30-2019, 09:36 PM
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Nice! I'm waiting on all the parts to arrive for this mod. Let us know how it works.

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Nice! I'm waiting on all the parts to arrive for this mod. Let us know how it works.
Will do ..........

2008 Silver DL1000
Fork Brace
WERKS Clutch Basket
Super Bright 5600K LEDS
Continental Attack Tires
Power Commander III
GIPro Gear Indicator ATRE
GP Kompozit Windshield
Mirror Extensions
OEM Center Stand
Galper Front Sintered Brake Pads
Galper Steel Braided Front Brake Lines
SV Racing Big Brake Adapter Kit
Nissin Gold 4 Piston Front Calipers
( From 2003 Honda CBR 954 RR Fireblade )
Maxima 10/40 PURE Synthetic Oil
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Very nice!

Looking forward to the ride and performance report.

Two wheelz for realz!
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Very nice!

Looking forward to the ride and performance report.

It should be soon.

2008 Silver DL1000
Fork Brace
WERKS Clutch Basket
Super Bright 5600K LEDS
Continental Attack Tires
Power Commander III
GIPro Gear Indicator ATRE
GP Kompozit Windshield
Mirror Extensions
OEM Center Stand
Galper Front Sintered Brake Pads
Galper Steel Braided Front Brake Lines
SV Racing Big Brake Adapter Kit
Nissin Gold 4 Piston Front Calipers
( From 2003 Honda CBR 954 RR Fireblade )
Maxima 10/40 PURE Synthetic Oil
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Where did you find the replacement caliper bolts? Do you happen to know the sizes?

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Where did you find the replacement caliper bolts? Do you happen to know the sizes?

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All the caliper bolts are M8s (2) M8 x 40 (2) M8 x 35.

The adapter bracket bolts are (2) M10 x about 30 (2) M12 x about 30.

Blair from SV Racing Parts is the one that put those kits together.

2008 Silver DL1000
Fork Brace
WERKS Clutch Basket
Super Bright 5600K LEDS
Continental Attack Tires
Power Commander III
GIPro Gear Indicator ATRE
GP Kompozit Windshield
Mirror Extensions
OEM Center Stand
Galper Front Sintered Brake Pads
Galper Steel Braided Front Brake Lines
SV Racing Big Brake Adapter Kit
Nissin Gold 4 Piston Front Calipers
( From 2003 Honda CBR 954 RR Fireblade )
Maxima 10/40 PURE Synthetic Oil
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UPDATE ! Brakes are definitely much better. Not grabby but very linear and predictable. Two fingers. I'm not in shock or awe though. I think you would have to upgrade the master cylinder for shock and awe. I will honestly say I am a little disappointed but at the same time it was worth it.



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Fork Brace
WERKS Clutch Basket
Super Bright 5600K LEDS
Continental Attack Tires
Power Commander III
GIPro Gear Indicator ATRE
GP Kompozit Windshield
Mirror Extensions
OEM Center Stand
Galper Front Sintered Brake Pads
Galper Steel Braided Front Brake Lines
SV Racing Big Brake Adapter Kit
Nissin Gold 4 Piston Front Calipers
( From 2003 Honda CBR 954 RR Fireblade )
Maxima 10/40 PURE Synthetic Oil
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Did you put your adapters on upside down, slanting up not down?
I followed this thread an the adapter slopes down not up.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-d...alipers-3.html
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I just looked on SV racing. If you look at the pictures Blair posted you will see the adapter slopes down from the fork.
https://www.svracingparts.com/store/...ckets-p1632836

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