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Pan
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Callipers swap Reply with quote

Basically Iíve dropped a bollock! Bought some nice flashy Hell hoses for my falcuono conversion ( I know itís frowned upon ) but it turns out they arenít the right ones for my callipers . My ones have the banjo bolt on top and the others that hose fit are at the side. Iíll attach some pics, do I buy more hoses or swap callipers ( always assuming the mounting bolt spacing is the same? )

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top ones are 2-pad callipers as fitted to Falco and early Mille.
Bottom ones ate 4-pad callipers as filled to later mille (pre-radial) .... and retrofitted by some of us on our Falcos.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers D rider, any noticeable improvement with the later brakes?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a while back I changed them and also fitted a radial master cylinder at the same time. From what I remember, there was more braking power (not that the standard setup was lacking) but there was also more "feel"

My Futura has the same brakes as the Falco originals (but smaller rotors). I think it confirms my recollection.

Not a vital mod by any means.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my Falcos has the standard setup and the other has the 4-pad calipers with an Accossato radial master cylinder.

The 4-pad setup is certainly superior in terms of feel and requiring less effort.

As DR said the standard setup is sufficient but if I prefer the extra feel in tricky conditions or on crap roads.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you kept the trick one then Mr Spider !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fatboy wrote:
So you kept the trick one then Mr Spider !


I'm going to make a best of both, though this may mean swapping the frames.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiderwheels wrote:
The 4-pad setup is certainly superior in terms of feel and requiring less effort.

As DR said the standard setup is sufficient but if I prefer the extra feel in tricky conditions or on crap roads.

I agree - really like the extra bite and feel of the 4 pad calipers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a set of those to put on my Falcuono - yes I am proud of it! - but having had the experience of the foot-mashing stoppie power of the Falc's original calipers I'm wondering whether I really need to fit them ...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg, how far have you got with your falcuono?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I have a spare pair of gold 4-pad calipers if you want to change them out.

Cheers - Frank
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím stuck trying to decide if I should swap callipers of just buy the correct hoses? But Pm me a price please Frank.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pan wrote:
Iím stuck trying to decide if I should swap callipers of just buy the correct hoses? But Pm me a price please Frank.

Mark


Could you not return the hoses for the correct ones?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No mate, it was my mistake but we live and learn!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No mate, it was my mistake but we live and learn!
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