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    Real brembo?

    Fellas,

    I'm looking for a modern caliper to mount on my 500/4 and I stumbled upon this. I have no idea where to look for indications of a chinese knock off. This look like the real deal?

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/4Pist-Front-B...#ht_3158wt_913
    That's like, your opinion, man.

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    That logo looks questionable.

    Still it has to be better than the crappy puck you have on the 500/4 now.

    3 reasons it won't work:

    1) disc thickness. Believe it or not there is a spec thickness for the rotor to work with the caliper. Too thick you get massize brake drag - more as it heats up. Too thin and you loose braking effectivness. You need to find out a) what bike that came off of, and b) the acceptable disc thickness for that bike, and c) either skim your disc into spec or redrill another disc to work with the setup.

    2) not sure how you are going to mount it. Doesn't look like it has internal slide pins so you may have to keep your swing caliper arrangement which is not the most ideal setup.

    3) assuming you get it mounted with the correct disc, you need the appropriate master cylinder to work with that caliper. I am thinking your cb500/4 master may not be up to the task.
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    That logo looks questionable.

    Still it has to be better than the crappy puck you have on the 500/4 now.

    3 reasons it won't work:

    1) disc thickness. Believe it or not there is a spec thickness for the rotor to work with the caliper. Too thick you get massize brake drag - more as it heats up. Too thin and you loose braking effectivness. You need to find out a) what bike that came off of, and b) the acceptable disc thickness for that bike, and c) either skim your disc into spec or redrill another disc to work with the setup.

    2) not sure how you are going to mount it. Doesn't look like it has internal slide pins so you may have to keep your swing caliper arrangement which is not the most ideal setup.

    3) assuming you get it mounted with the correct disc, you need the appropriate master cylinder to work with that caliper. I am thinking your cb500/4 master may not be up to the task.
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    Item location: BKK, BKK, Thailand
    It's a real brake caliper, alright. Italian? Not so much.
    "This site is bullshit."

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    Item location: BKK, BKK, Thailand
    It's a real brake caliper, alright. Italian? Not so much.
    "This site is bullshit."

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    Also I don't think you realize, this isn't a big caliper. This is for a dual sport bike which means that caliper may only be about the size of a rear caliper on most sport bikes. Still it is probably better than your single puck.
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    Also I don't think you realize, this isn't a big caliper. This is for a dual sport bike which means that caliper may only be about the size of a rear caliper on most sport bikes. Still it is probably better than your single puck.
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    You don't think it coming from Thailand has anything to do with it not being an Italian Brembo caliper? Or the fact that the majority of their ebay feedback is for soccer jerseys.

    if it seems too good to be true - as was already said.

    Craig

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