another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Thursday, 2 December 2010



rear brake caliper, it's a brembo off a cagive mito evo, same as i run on the mz racer, £15 e-bay purchase, [caliper, master cylinder and reservoir], set to with my trusty can of mr muscle and an old paintbrush and stripped the anodising off the old, tatty caliper, it works, just needs some therapy with a copper cup brush and wet and dry, some stainless fasteners, a stainless bleed nipple, some new pads and it will be a decent rear brake.
i love the isr clutch perch and front brake master cylinders that the superbike boys use but my budget won't stretch to that so i spent a couple of hours in the shed cleaning up my recent purchases from the breaker's, i've used this combination of r1 perch and nissin mastercylinder on my last two project's, [the mz racer and the sporty chop], they work well, you can pick them up cheap, [£20 a pop] and they look great with some elbow grease, mr muscle, [to remove the anodising], nitromors, to strip the ratty powder coating], a combination of a copper wire brush mop in my drill and scotchbrite and some stainless fasteners, thought about some 'pazzo' style levers but not sure if they would look any better than the stock dog-leg levers?