DR800 (SR43A) Brakes Upgrades?

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DR800 (SR43A) Brakes Upgrades?

Postby Dr Mabuse » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:50 pm

Hi folks

[b]DR800 (SR43A) Brakes Upgrade[/b]?

I thought it better to start a fresh post with regard to brakes upgrade rather than expand my 'Update' post and thanks to those whom contributed.

Basically, most of the comments expressed have been instigated particulary regular maintenance. I think the mastercylinder & pads variances are negligible it's basically 'Old Tech' brake set up so in my mind it's going to cost several hundred €yoyos!

It's either going to be the 'HE' caliper, disc & fork brace upgrade or donor 'Front Fork & Wheel' conversion. The later is my preferred route but trying to retain standard ride height. I've got a professional 'Tool Maker & Engineering' shop nearby whom can do any machining & welding at reasonable rates.

So, has anyone undertaken a 'Front Fork Conersion' themselves using standard Yokes or, larger diameter WP, Marzocchi etc? I don't have a big budget either and, It's obviously hard to get hold of a good used set of forks too.

Thanks in advance....

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Re: DR800 (SR43A) Brakes Upgrades?

Postby BigBob » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:00 pm

On one of my Bigs I have a 4 pot Harrison caliper that is more than enough braking and can do stoppies with two fingers.
I got it for £50 off fleabay and it necessitated making up a bracket and spacers to fit, so could be a cheap way to go if you have the facilities.
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Re: DR800 (SR43A) Brakes Upgrades?

Postby Mr.Z » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:53 pm

From 1996 there's a new front brake, and that one brakes a lot better and fits on the older models [ you will need the adapter from the new brake also]. On the new brake is the name "Tokico" and its also mounted on the bikes on this list. [only a left one will fit! ]

KAWASAKI
ER-5 TWISTER (ER-5/01) (2001 - ) [FRONT]
ER-6F (EX650A) (2006 - ) [FRONT LEFT]
ER-6N (ER650A) (2005 - ) [FRONT LEFT]
KLR 650 (KL650C) (1995 - ) [FRONT]
ZR-7 (ZR750-F1) (1999 - 2003) [FRONT LEFT]
Z 750 (ZR750-J) (2004 - 2006) [FRONT LEFT]
Z 750 (ZR750-M) (2007 - ) [FRONT LEFT]
VN 800 DRIFTER (VN800-C1) (1999 - 2001) [FRONT]
KLV 1000 (KLV1000) (2003 - 2006) [FRONT LEFT]
GPZ 1100 ABS (ZX1100F) (1996 - 1997) [FRONT RIGHT]
VN 15 CL.TOURER (VNT50G) (1998 - 2003) [FRONT LEFT]
VN 1500 CLASSIC (VNT50D) (1998 - 2002) [TOURER /FRONT LEFT]
VN 1500 DRIFTER (VN1500-J1) (1999 - 2001) [FRONT]
SUZUKI
GSF 400 BANDIT (GK75B) (1991 - 1995) [FRONT Mod Yr 1995]
GSF 600 BANDIT (WVA8) (2000 - 2004) [FRONT RIGHT]
GSF 600 S BAND. (WVA8/S) (2000 - 2003) [FRONT RIGHT]
SV 650 (AV) (1999 - 2009) [FRONT RIGHT]
SV 650 /S (WVBY) (2003 - ) [FRONT RIGHT]
GSF 650 /ABS (BANDIT650) (2005 - ) [FRONT RIGHT]
GSF 650 S /ABS (BANDIT650S) (2004 - 2006) [FRONT RIGHT]
GSX 750 (AE) (1996 - 2005) [FRONT RIGHT]
GSX 750 F (AK1113) (1998 - 2002) [FRONT RIGHT]
DR 800 S BIG (SR43B) (1991 - 1999) [FRONT Mod Yr 1996-1999]
VX 800 / U (VS51B/96) (1996 - 1997) [FRONT]
DL 1000 V-STROM (WVBS) (2003 - 2010) [FRONT RIGHT]
M1800 R/R2 INT. (INTRUD1800) (2006 - ) [REAR]
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Re: DR800 (SR43A) Brakes Upgrades?

Postby nug » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:19 pm

I swapped DRZ forks onto my 750. If you search on here you will find it.
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