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post #1 of 22 Old 07-28-2008, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Help! Caliper swap question.

I am in the middle, literally, of trying to mount a set of 06 Nissin ZX14 calipers on my 07 10. The problem is with the pads in the Nissins won't go on my rotor.

The Tokico's appear to have a larger opening for the rotor than the Nissins. Is this why people use after market pads? Shouldn't the stockers fit? Any help soon is appreciated!

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yes they should fit.

Have you tried spreading the pads apart, ie pushing the pistons back into the caliper itself???

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Thanks BD in the process of trying your idea now.... will get back in a minute....
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That seems to have done it, you were a huuuuuge help BD. I will report back later, I only have one caliper off and still still have to put on new lines and bleed etc etc. Thanks!

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Congrats on the Nissin Calipers. Please don't put the lines on wrong like I did though, for some reason it matters.

You might want to leave them loose/off when rebleeding though, it helps to cycle the piston in & out to get all the air out. Now please, no perverted comments.

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hahaha, that was a funny brandensdogs. The "newb experience in brakes" scenario. But yes, you should be fine if you did as mentioned above.

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Well the brakes are super tight now, I still have to ride it but that will wait to morning when it is light and I check fitting etc. It took one friend and one neighbor but we got it done.

I used the super cheesy eight dollar little fill bottle with the hose and it worked fine, just took a while. Had to do the MC twice and one line twice but otherwise it went really well. Didn't even use a full can of fluid.

The goodridge lines were a bit long but still went in okay. Thanks again BD and everyone!
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Congrats on the Nissin Calipers. Please don't put the lines on wrong like I did though, for some reason it matters.

You might want to leave them loose/off when rebleeding though, it helps to cycle the piston in & out to get all the air out. Now please, no perverted comments.
How did you put your lines on wrong? I hope I did mine right. I have a double banjo off the master and a straight line to each caliper from there. The shorter line went first and the longer second (from the MC).
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Nissin Caliper

Becarefull My first test ride almost threw me in front of the bike with 19x18 Brembo MC and Galfer HH pads.
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