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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:58 pm 
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I am spoiled by the 2 finger stopping abilities of the Phoenix Project and the RZ 350 and I had the R1 adapter bracket laying in the Girly Bike parts pile since the Gap when the Haase gave it to me.
So about a week ago I started gathering the required pieces from good ol Flea Bay...
ImageR1 front brake setup complete with Goodrich braided lines and new race pads $99 shipped. The conversion also required an FZR 600 rotor, a 12MM spacer ( made by cutting what the Haase referred to as a hat, from the center of a factory disc) and 6 M8 x 40 MM bolts, and some M8 and M10 washers for spacing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:00 pm 
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I had some issues (self induced) with the spacer made from the hat. I had to take it all back apart. and it took some time facing the spacer and now the rotor has no discernable runout. On to spacing....

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:01 pm 
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This morning I worked out the spacing issues and assembled the rest of the system. I also had to grind a little off the caliper for spoke clearence. The R1 system operates the two lines with a double banjo bolt so I looked through my parts and found a decent single banjo and luckily the goodrich braided line is the perfect length. I hooked up my mityvac and bled the brake. Then I made a small subharness to plug into the factory pressure switch wiring so the brake light would work. Then I took a vigorous test ride and am pleased to report that despite the piston orientaion being incorrect big vs small leading that I can haul it down from 90 MPH with two fingers. The feel is good and the braking is linear and progressive. The only drawback is the RH forward fender brace will not work so I am on the hunt for a RD 400 or XS 400 front fender. Big thanks go out to M in SC for the bracket adapter and the help figuring out the spacing...
The rotor was $29 shipped for two and the bolts were $17 shipped. The whole mod is easily reversible as everything is bolt on and the original wiring for the no longer used pressure switch is untouched.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Thats a huge rotor .
nice upgrade for sure.
thinking about replacing my calipers on the LC but must do the fork swap first.
then the new pipes so its a ways down the list.
marks a helpful guy for sure.

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Yes he is... It really stops good now... Here is a better picture:Image

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