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so i just won a set of 03 gsxr 750 calipers and plan on putting them on my 01 SVn. SO now should i get a new master cylinder? if so which one?
 

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ill need rotors too? i was under the impression i could just use the adapters.. makes since that would work no?
 

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ya i didnt think i needed rotors...
ya i was thinking of upgrading the master cyl. while i was doing the calipers..
 

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I just installed mine (like just now). I scored a set of calipers for about $26 shipped.

Bleeding was hard (I have a ABS bike). Here are some completed pics:









Haven't had a chance to test ride it yet. Gotta go take the pregnant wife and toddler out to eat...

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It'd be a bit of an odd choice to change the calipers and stick with the standard m/c. Yes, it can do it, but you'll be upgrading a bit that works decently (calipers) while leaving standard a bit that's barely adequate. So sure, you can leave it standard but it's kind of hard to justify. I'd sooner have a nicer quality m.c (R6 most likely) and standard calipers, than GSXR calipers and standard m/c. Well, to be fair the calipers would be sooooooo far down my list of modifications that this whole response makes no sense ;D

PS, the cost of the caliper mounting plates may be more than the cost to replace the front end, once you factor in the resale values. And to get any advantage from the calipers you'll also want to improve the front suspension anyway, unless of course you already did that. All of which makes this a pretty questionable mod, unless you already have well set up forks.
 

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Also, for those who have the ABS equipped SV's have no other choice (that I can figure at least) than upgrading internals with EMU, and brakes with GSXR calipers. This is, so far, the only way to keep the ABS and have a better front end.

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Yep. ABS should still work. The sensor on the rotor will sense if/when the front is locking and the hydraulic unit should take over and modulate braking.

I wanted a swap because I like to wrench, but I can figure out no way to do that and keep the ABS function without spending too much $$ of trial and error.

My front already has EMU's and 20wt oil, making it exactly the way I want it, so the caliper upgrade is the final icing on the cake.

I'm waiting for my weekend ride and I'll try it out and report back.

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Yep. ABS should still work. The sensor on the rotor will sense if/when the front is locking and the hydraulic unit should take over and modulate braking.

I wanted a swap because I like to wrench, but I can figure out no way to do that and keep the ABS function without spending too much $$ of trial and error.

My front already has EMU's and 20wt oil, making it exactly the way I want it, so the caliper upgrade is the final icing on the cake.

I'm waiting for my weekend ride and I'll try it out and report back.

tk
No upgraded springs?
 
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