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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2011, 04:33:02 am »
Sounds like the sv bracket is the one I need, no?  Not the dl one, but maybe theyre the same anyway.  This is good info, I really hope they bolt right up.  There are tons of calipers on eBay that will fit those brackets. 

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2011, 05:27:53 am »
  I don't think you can beat this. 320mm waves, 4 pots, braided 2 line. Also raceteched (4 holes in blowoff +2 turns preload on blue springs) 5" cut from stock springs, fork brace and an avon storm ultra 2. I think this is a good as it gets on a stock front end. Steve

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2011, 07:38:45 am »
"stock" he says?!   ha!  Just kidding.  I know what you meant.

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2011, 08:50:09 am »
Steve what bracket is that for the 4 pots?

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2011, 08:59:09 am »
Steve what bracket is that for the 4 pots?

 It's from Shawn Forgacs, zrxmopar, but I don't think he's making them anymore. While I personally won't copy someone elses design, I do think Shawn is done with it and it's up for grabs. I know a local guy who may want to take on some limited production if you're interested, but I won't have a hand in it. Money isn't a motivator for me to set my personal ethics aside, but the reality is if there's a demand, someone will fill it. Steve

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2011, 09:23:18 am »
Crap.  I would love a set but I hear what you're saying.  I think I even have a pair of zrx calipers laying around in the garage.  I guess my only option right now is to order those sv brackets and hope they fit. 

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2011, 11:00:15 am »
I did some investigation into the SV brackets, short of trying to mount them.  I'm pretty sure you would need to use some sort of spacers to place the caliper in the right position relative to the plane of the rotor.  The SV brackets mount to the outside of the caliper tabs on the forks, and the SV tabs are undoubtedly a different thickness than the C10 tabs, so the SV brackets would put the caliper in a different side-to-side postion than is needed for the C10.  BTW, I stopped my investigation when I heard Jim S. was working on a solution, so IMO, I would wait till those adapters are available, since they will fit without any adjustments.

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2011, 01:35:37 pm »
Shoot.  I was afraid of that.   Oh well I guess the wait continues, which is okay cuz the deep freeze is coming anyway!   I really think if anyone makes these brackets they'll sell like hotcakes!

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2011, 08:40:02 pm »
I did some investigation into the SV brackets, short of trying to mount them.  I'm pretty sure you would need to use some sort of spacers to place the caliper in the right position relative to the plane of the rotor.  The SV brackets mount to the outside of the caliper tabs on the forks, and the SV tabs are undoubtedly a different thickness than the C10 tabs, so the SV brackets would put the caliper in a different side-to-side postion than is needed for the C10.  BTW, I stopped my investigation when I heard Jim S. was working on a solution, so IMO, I would wait till those adapters are available, since they will fit without any adjustments.

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2011, 11:27:21 pm »
Hey Jim, say hello to Kev.... I mean your secret agent for me..... Wylie isn't the same without him.....
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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2011, 04:11:12 pm »
Money no object and no one's mentioned the ZRX Front-end Swap? Twin 6-piston calipers, 310mm discs, and a fully adjustable cartridge fork to boot.

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2011, 04:55:42 pm »
I used to own a Rex, and yeah the brakes were pretty good on that bike.   I've totally Race-tech'ed my stock forks though, so I'm not sure this is a route I want to go.  I think I've even got a pair of Rex calipers in the garage.  I sure wish someone would make brackets to let me bolt those on.

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2011, 05:58:18 pm »
 Just curious, did you contact the guys in Canada? Otherwise I guess something is in the works? Maybe by spring riding?
 Otherwise a local welding shop could fab up some, but for how much? 1 Off brackets might cost a bit.
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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2011, 07:34:03 pm »
Who are the guys in Canada?  I've lost track of who's making what as far as brakes are concerned.   I'll go do some searching.

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Re: Money no object, whats the best brake upgrade for the C10?
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2011, 07:36:28 pm »
 Go back to page 1 and look at the brackets from SV Racing I posted. I still think the DL650 brackets are the ones, same caliper and rotor dimension as the later C10.
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