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Front disk caliper in rear?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stanleyipkis, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. stanleyipkis

    stanleyipkis XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

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    If I were to run a front caliper in the rear can I expect better rear braking results than stock?

    edit: I made a mistake earlier. I was staring at a clean piston and a dirty piston and thought they were diff sizes but front and rear are the same.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  2. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    I thought they were both the same. The front calliper can b mounted to the rear bracket but the bleeding nipple is facing down instead of up........Pistons are the same AFAIK
     
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  3. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That's my recollection too. Rt front and rear look identical. Iirc, ordered the same piston for both.
     
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  4. stanleyipkis

    stanleyipkis XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

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    Hmm you know what I made that post before actually measuring. I need to have my eyes checked. Sorry fellas.
     
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  5. stanleyipkis

    stanleyipkis XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

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    Here’s the 80. She’s missing rear sets and rear caliper.
     
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  6. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Put glasses on when measuring.......:laugh:
     
  7. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes bleed and hose connection locations only difference between all three calipers, front L, R, and rear. I always suggest bleeding rear before you install so the bleeder location not a huge problem.
     
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  8. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi stan.
    removing the front fender also removes it's fork bracing function.
    Pot it back or install a fork brace or the forks will be even more wobbly than normal..
     
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  9. stanleyipkis

    stanleyipkis XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

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    Thanks Fred. That is on the list of things to purchase.
     
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