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Feedback on Brembo 65mm calliper

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by suntrakr, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Nutshell.
    I'm upgrading front brake.
    • MikesXS drilled disc and 13mm Yammy MC
    • Pandamonium brake kit
    • Braided lines.
    The question I have is that I've got access to 2x Brembo callipers for a good price. 65mm which is the required bolt pattern. Now everyone on here has been talking about GOLD calipers. These are BLACK. Is that purely cosmetic? I've attached pics. They look like in good order but seller not able to provide history. Am keen to get brakes working very very well so any feedback appreciated. brembo1.jpg brembo12.jpg brembo3.jpg
     
  2. Wordman

    Wordman XS650 Addict

    Are you asking if you can re-coat or polish the calipers? If so, yes, there should be no issue.
     
  3. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I have a GOLD caliper. The bolt spacing is 40mm, IIRC. Motolanna has the adapter for it.
     
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  4. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 Cafe Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The pandemonium kit is for 65mm spaced calipers and the MotoLanna bracket is for the 40 mm ones. I know with the 40mm brembo you are not able to use mikes drilled brake rotor disc because it’s too large in diameter. Trust me I didn’t know at first and had one on my front wheel. If you have spoked rims the hub can be modified to run two discs so you could maybe rig both calipers up. Once again check out my thread and it will help with at least the right side caliper.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/how-to-add-brembo-caliper-and-a-18-spoked-rim.56898/ maybe if you get the calipers in the pic you could add your process in the thread to so that others can see how it’s done with the 65 mm set up.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2020
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  5. I'm asking if there's any other differences between a 65mm gold and black callipers or if it's just cosmetic only.
     
  6. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 Cafe Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It is only cosmetic to my knowledge. Different models use different color brembos. Ducati usually sports the gold and Harley likes black. Of course I don’t know what model those come from but you can always cross reference the part number. I think I had a link on my thread for brembo parts.
     
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  7. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Doesn't it have something to do with the size of the rotor? (The angle of the rotor to the fork.) I don't know and I am curious about this as well.
     
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  8. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 Cafe Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  9. Have searched the web but couldn't see if Brembo stamps part numbers on the calipers. Do you know if they do? If so I'll ask the seller for P/N and can confirm the spec.
     
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  10. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 Cafe Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I think by the pictures they are the normal 65 mm caliper. Just confirm with the seller what they came off of and you can check it that way.
     
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