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I've made a bunch of big brake kits (I call them Fishhead Big Brakes)in the past and I thought it was about time to document the making of one of my kits.
This kit is being made for Randakk, the early Goldwing guy ( http://randakks.com/ ) and his GL 1000 Goldwing also has one of my big brake kits on it.
The front end is a 82 CBX and the discs are 330mm off a Honda 929. The calipers are AP Racing 6 pistons (man, these things are light).

Here is the progress so far.
DG


http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/dgfischer/Randaaks 330mm/?albumview=slideshow


I stopped today when I got the disc adaptors made up and the complete kit should be done next weeek.

 

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quote:Originally posted by joe c

cool!
Thanks!!

It has been completed and a few pics have been added to the slideshow. The wife went to the cabin for a few days and took the camera with her and I wasnt able to document the making of the caliper brackets.

DG

 

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There's alot of variables that made this kit a pretty expensive kit. The AP calipers were expensive to start with, the discs weren't cheap, aluminum stock isnt free and the machining time to get it all to work together also added to the total cost. This kit was one of my more involved kits as the clearances were alot tighter in order to get it all working together. We chose the AP Calipers as most of the aftermarket calipers often have more clearance on the inside for spoke clearance than a simular OEM caliper would have(making this kit feasable).
Most people would faint when they find out a front brake kit like this would cost more than what their "old" bike cost them.
An identical kit to what is shown would be over $1000 (depending on the Calipers cost and if it could be done with the front end of your choosing, fork width is a BIG limiting factor). OEM calipers could drop the total cost, but the OEM calipers often dont have the spoke clearance needed to make this kit feasable on all models.

Yeah, its alot of coin, and the sky is the limit when doing these types of modifications.

DG

I've started building a new website for my brake kits. It is still in the works.

http://fishheadbigbrakes.com/

My old Geocities website. Geocities will be closing this freebie site down in October and that is why I started my own website.

http://www.geocities.com/fischervintagecycle/index.html

Big Brakes pages

http://www.geocities.com/fischervintagecycle/Fischheads.html

If you click on the slideshow posted above and then click on "MAIN" on the top right side corner, it will take you to a page where you can view the same pics in the slide show but they are shown larger.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Geeto67

do you already have these kits for spoke wheel GL1000s?
I custom make them to order. Most spoked wheel kits have twin piston calipers (for spoke clearance), like this (75-77 GL 1000 - this kit I actually do have in stock)


I can make up a Tokico 6 piston spoke wheel kit for the GL 1000 (75-77 forks) but making it is more involved than the kit pictured above (and cost more).



I can also make either of the kits for the 78-79 GL 1000 front end (Comstar wheel). The Tokico 6 piston kit is "easier" to make for the later front than it is for the earlier front end (because of the "extra" room the Comstar wheel provides). I have both front ends and I can also mix and match parts (IE: spoke wheel on later GL front end,etc).

I don't keep many of the kits in stock, but I usually keep the components to make them up and I can work with people with what components they want to use or already have(depending on if it will fit their application).

PM or email me.
DG
 
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