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Old 10-15-2010, 04:42 AM
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first off big thanks to t-dogg for these bad boys. ive been after a set for as long as ive owned the bike and when this deal came along i had to get in on it. 320 mm ebc rotors. they arent mounted yet but will be tonite, i need to get some bolts for them after work, but they finally arrived after being stuck in customs since like oct 3rd. not sure what amazed the customs bastards about them, maybe their hugeness, who knows. these really are huge and im not sure how im gonna check my air pressure on the bike, lol.

first shot, the wondering stock rotor
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and the ebc 320 on my spare rim
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and a comparison shot, doesnt do it justice in the picture, the ebc really dwarfs the stocker in person
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You're right, it's gonna be a **** to check your tire pressure!
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:03 AM
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I'll have to get one of those bendy valve stems or just assume the pressure is always good. Lol
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:47 PM
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got them on tonite, took about an hour with everything taking my time, red loctiting what needs to not move, everything fits good although my brake line seems to be really close to its limits as far as stretching goes so im gonna have to deal with that come winter. i didnt get a chance to ride it but just pushing the bike around in the garage and barely touching, yes barely touching the brakes, caused the front end to dive. i have a feeling im gonna like this setup alot
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those are big, do have a pic with them on the bike
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You need to get a set of these:

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They do make life much easier
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:00 PM
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white rims or tires that have never been leaned over? i own neither, lol. yup got some pics of it tonite including one that has the stock disc over the ebc disc

so first short, stock disc sitting ontop of the ebc disc, everything is lined up and you can see how much further it sits around the entire diameter.

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now first shot, stock brake, and shot right after same angle with the ebc rotor on. also the ebc's are either semi floating or all the buttons are loose, ill go with the first guess

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as i said brake feel inproved in a huge way just in my garage. i touched the brakes and the bike stopped instantly, and it was just barely touching it. so id imagine im gonna be doing 1 finger stops, 2 finger panic stops from here on in with this thing

also 8541hawk, this is how a tire should look, not with the little niblets like you posted
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and the only real issue i had was wiggling the calipers into place, with th spacers mounted and the wheel on the caliper fits between the spacer and the rim by the skin of its teeth, literally.
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Guess someone is in the **** talking mood tonight........

Then post a pic of a rear tire.....hummm ok Maybe I should take some pics of them now...... Hell the wheels still look the same but the tires are not brand new, never run anymore.

You also have some suspension issue by looking at that rear tire, but then what the hell do I know....
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Dude, 8541, I think he was just referring to the new tire that's on your rim, and to not having any new tires. Easy killer...

uchi, that brake setup looks awesome. I'm gonna look into that. Are those f4i calipers?
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haha calm down buddy, my front is just as worn, ill get a pic of it in a few minutes and put it up for you to see

i was just busting your *****, you know i like you. although i wasnt sure if you were refering to getting tires as one pic doesnt have one of white rims so i said i own neither, white rims or new tires

yeah the back suspension is stock but it does the trick, if my buddy hadnt smoothed out his rear tire id take a pic of it, actually, his bike is in my garage, ill go snap a shot now and show you what a real improper rear suspension setup does to a tire.

thanks noob, they fill in the wheel nicely, the stock brakes just looked so small especially when i parked beside friends and saw how much bigger their ss bike brakes were.

and the calipers are 03 gsxr 750 units.
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here we are, front tire on the bike, not leaned over as far as it was from my august track day as i wasnt leaning the bike quite as hard due to the cold weather but its still not bad look, and a shot of my buddys rear, we were sure if the suspension was to blame or the heat cycling on a cold track or likely both as this is the first time hes had a had do this to him and hes done 15 track days this year.

also his rear tire was chewed like that all the way doiwn but hes street ridden it and smoothed it out a little. there are literally chunks out of it



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also for the record i dont want to **** off an ex marine, im a fairly good mma fighter and i used to train guys but i dont want someone the us marine corps trained to kill and has likely made mildly un stable coming after me with a god damn k bar, so ill be nicer to you from now on
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yup track days will do that to a tire. Glad you like the brakes. I ran them with gsxr1000 calipers and they stopped very well even with the stock Mastercylinder.
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that sthe first time he destroyed one that bad so we were trying to figure out what caused it. he actually smoothed it out on the last track day we were at and he was using warmers finally.

love the brakes, theyre a tight fit in there, lol. i wasnt sure id be able to get the calipers on, took some wiggling, lol.
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Very cool mod. Next time you change your tires swap the valve stems for a set of 90 degree ones. Makes checking pressures a whole lot easier. Triumph bikes use 90 degree valve stems and they fit the Honda rims just fine.Put a set on my sons Hawk to make pressure checks easier.
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Well the funny part is that the pic I posted was for the valve stem.......

Also I was just giving you a little **** back, but a bit unstable......lol yeah I've been called that before...... and you would know if I really was upset or didn't like you.....

A Ka Bar hummmm...... well to really make you nervous you can always look up my old MOS..... it's right in my screen name 8541, so no need to get that close...... lol

Anyways, I like my white wheels. Yeah you do have to clean them quite often but I tend to clean the bike at least once a week as it is also good to give the bike a good once over to make sure nothing have vibrated loose or to catch something that might be on the way out but hasn't failed completely yet.

It does look like you are coming along pretty good with the track days and look into the angled valve stems, they do make things much easier with the large brake rotors.
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For a minute there I thought we were off to another "Post-Whoring Newbie" thread amongst the old timers.

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steve, what year triumph bike should i look for? any newer triumphs? any specific model just incase there are some that wont fit?

im getting the 90 degree valve stems for sure, i wanted some on by now but my friend didnt come through with some. so next year when she gets new rubber ill get some on there

nuhawk, i post ***** secretively in a section no one can see, do you really think i have 1400 posts that are worth looking at? lol

8541, i didnt see it sorry buddy, i only noticed it now that you mentioned it and i looked back up, it does a nice job of blending into the floor, just the angle of the picture i guess

yes ex marines are unstable, i have a buddy who just came back from the army, he was over wherever the hell were fighting now for like 6 years and hes changed a little, and he was just a grunt with a shotgun

i hear ya on checking over the bike, ive lost a mirror bolt and noticed a couple other little things vibrated loose on the bike.

im doing alright on the track, i worked the tire even harder on my first day, i was actually taking it easy on my last even jsut because that back tire doesnt have much life in it and it was cold that day, but i was still much faster than before, go figure

and just another little update, went for a little ride, the brakes are still fairly progresive, until you squeeze them, lol, lets say this much, at 120 mph i touched them and smashed my boys off the gas tank. and that was on cold brakes, its could out, the pads were far from warm as i had done a couple slow speed stops to clean any crap off the rotors, and i didnt even squeeze the brakes hard and it still grabbed good. so maybe i picked the wrong bike to turn into a track bike, lol
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uchi... any year should work.I think most valve stems are a standard size,regardless of brand.I used stems off an 02 Sprint.
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ok cool thanks steve, ill have to get a buddy to order me up a few sets.
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I think valve stems come in 8.3mm and 11.3mm- confirm what you need first. Check PJ's parts for good quality 90 degree valve stems- cheaper than "kurvy gurl's" prices too.
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Usually they come in 2 different sizes. One for stock wheels (regardless of manufacturer) and the other is for aftermarket wheels.
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good to know, ill do some digging around and see what i come up with. thanks for the help
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