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Old 21-Mar-2013, 08:58 PM
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Is a Radial master NEEDED to get the best from radial calipers?

Couldnt turn down an offer on some Showa radial forks with 100mm Brembo, 4-pad radial calipers. These came from a 2005 Aprilia RSV-R.

I can already fit the kit to the bike I'm thinking of as a set of 2.5mm disc spacer rings have just arrived but I'm guessing that a radial master is probably needed to get the best?

Any advise appreciated.

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Old 21-Mar-2013, 09:46 PM
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I have fitted converted 749/999 radial master cylinders to my 748R (2000 model) when I had P4 calipers fitted to it, easy to do or just get some 88/1198/1199 master cylinders, that will save you having to convert the 749/999 ones.
Definatly worth doing to get the full benifit of the radial calipers.
You will have to have a set of brake lines made up though.

I have had radial fork bottoms and the same calipers you have now, and fitted discs from an Ohlins kitted 748r/996r/998r, saves using disc spacers.

Have now managed to get hold of a set of monobloc calipers from a 1098 , so they will be fitted over the next few weeks.

I did a post a few years ago regarding the 749/999 master cylinder conversion, but can not find it



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Old 21-Mar-2013, 10:33 PM
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Cheers Chris, all good info...

If I get the forks professionally rebuilt, I wont be able to afford a Radial master - yet!

Been looking at some RCS Radial masters with adjustable leverage 19 x 18 - 16, but 240

Spacers were 20 off Ebay and I have a few sets of discs now, must be nearly a third of the way to catching up with Skids in the spares stock


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I did a post a few years ago regarding the 749/999 master cylinder conversion, but can not find it

http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/sh...ad.php?t=42582



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Thanks Ant

Frank, you do not need to go down the expensive Radial master cylinder route, Found this on ebay, brand new

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DUCATI-BRE...em3a7f9 eebb8

And you can get adjustable Ducati, Brembo and after market adjustable levers for them.
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Cheers Chris, after your suggested listed of bikes last night I think I must of done the same search...

Its in my watch list


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The radial calipers are so named as they are mounted radially to the forks, instead of conventionally. The mounting offers less chane of the calipers twisting around the forks/discs. So I suppose you could get a good setup with just the calipers.

I have a radial MC off a GSXR if you cant find one for sale.
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Bas*ard...

'The item is not longer available'

Need to re-read Shazaams! stuff now to get a grip on the correct ratio to be using as well.

Manga, cheers - might well be looking for an alternative soon.


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Bas*ard...

'The item is not longer available'

Need to re-read Shazaams! stuff now to get a grip on the correct ratio to be using as well.

Manga, cheers - might well be looking for an alternative soon.


Yep, I just noticed that as well, wish people would not pull auctions when there are bids on the item


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