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Thread: Twinpot Brake upgrade on 78 Skunk

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    Default Twinpot Brake upgrade on 78 Skunk

    Just some pics of the latest on the skunk... Soon to be replicated by one Mr Tom MLC (no doubt in red!) & Mr JSkellington.

    EDIT: DIRECT LINK TO PICS PAGE ON PHOTOBUCKET:

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/salty...700258&page=11

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/salty...700258&page=12

    Also newer bikes (80+ you will need to chop down the speedo drive dust shield by 4-5mm.

    Pics of that here (last two pics) http://s6.photobucket.com/user/salty...9700258&page=2

    FURTHER EDIT TO SHOW POST LINK WITHIN THIS THREAD TO COMPATIBLE PARTS LIST:

    http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...87#post2236887

    Dan





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    TWINPOT BRAKE UPGRADE LINKY: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...e-on-78-Skunk/

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    One on the G for good measure....


    1980 GS1000G - Sold
    1978 GS1000E - Finished!
    1980 GS550E - Fixed & given to a friend
    1983 GS750ES Special - Sold
    2009 KLR 650 - Sold - gone to TX!
    1982 GS1100G - Rebuilt and finished. - Sold

    www.agadisplay.com
    www.parasiticsanalytics.com

    TWINPOT BRAKE UPGRADE LINKY: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...e-on-78-Skunk/

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    Nice. What are those the CBR rotors?

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    Received all my gear today Dan. And I scored a nice set of rotors on ebay. I hope I didn't beat out Jack! How 'bout some pics of what you did with those spacers. And also the two round cylinder thingies you sent me.

    I'll post some pics when I finish the install.

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    Yes, CBR rotors.

    1980 GS1000G - Sold
    1978 GS1000E - Finished!
    1980 GS550E - Fixed & given to a friend
    1983 GS750ES Special - Sold
    2009 KLR 650 - Sold - gone to TX!
    1982 GS1100G - Rebuilt and finished. - Sold

    www.agadisplay.com
    www.parasiticsanalytics.com

    TWINPOT BRAKE UPGRADE LINKY: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...e-on-78-Skunk/

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    Can you give us some kinda' relative idea of the stopping improvement? Your set-up looks VERY nice!
    Hugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by salty_monk View Post
    One on the G for good measure....

    those look great what is needed to change my 1K GS over ? (parts and what years CBR )
    Thanks Robu

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    Damn...

    Who discovered that rotor swap? Has it been around for a while? I can't recall ever seeing a floater bolt on before...

    I have a nice set of Nissins off a gixxer that would go nice on my 82.

    Good info...

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    Another member of the Salty_Monk twinpot conversion team. I borrowed the stainless lines that were on it for another project but you get the drift.
    I have not had the bike out so i cannot comment on the braking improvement, YET.

    2@ \'78 GS1000

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    Default Great upgrade

    Nice work on those brakes guys. Steve, engine cleaned up real nice!
    I'm partial to GS1000's

    1978 GS1000C
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    1980 GS1000E
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