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VinceFZS600

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FZS600 Rear Brake upgrade.
« on: 09 July 2021, 10:41:03 am »
Hi,


I’m looking for info on upgrading the rear brake for my ‘98 FZS600.


I’ve seen people on forums mention the fzs1000 rear brake but nobody fully answers:


Do I need the fzs1000 rear  reservoir  & what year one do I need?


Do I need a thicker disc or any supporting mods?


Anyone who can help is greatly appreciatedz.


Many thanks, Vince.
« Last Edit: 09 July 2021, 10:51:36 am by VinceFZS600 »

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Re: FZS600 Rear Brake upgrade.
« Reply #1 on: 09 July 2021, 11:56:23 am »
You need to cut out a bit of caliper hanger for it to physically fit - I used a Dremel style tool and just ground away, it's pretty easy, don't go in with a sledgehammer attitude...


I have a couple of thin spacers at the bolts to line up properly... this may or may not be 100% required.


Pads have to match the caliper.


Nothing else needs changed.


Think the year is early 2000's... the blue dot one, on a few different bikes as well if you don't fancy the "thou premium"




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Re: FZS600 Rear Brake upgrade.
« Reply #2 on: 11 July 2021, 03:04:29 am »
You need to cut out a bit of caliper hanger for it to physically fit - I used a Dremel style tool and just ground away, it's pretty easy, don't go in with a sledgehammer attitude...


I have a couple of thin spacers at the bolts to line up properly... this may or may not be 100% required.


Pads have to match the caliper.


Nothing else needs changed.


Think the year is early 2000's... the blue dot one, on a few different bikes as well if you don't fancy the "thou premium"


Hi & thanks for the input!


So, fzs1000 rear calliper ‘blue dot’ to match to match the front, fzs1000 disc & pads, make spacers & dremmel mount to make the calliper fit.


Will give this a bash & see what happens!


Anyone on here who has a good condition one laying around please feel free to message me with a price.


Many thanks again, Vince.

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Re: FZS600 Rear Brake upgrade.
« Reply #3 on: 11 July 2021, 07:01:49 am »
Yeah, blue dot to match the front ones.

You don’t need a new disc… that stays the same as you’re still using the 600 wheel….

Of course you can get a new one for the upgrade… but make sure it’s a 600 one, not a Thou.

Only the pads need changed to match the caliper.


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Re: FZS600 Rear Brake upgrade.
« Reply #4 on: 27 August 2021, 08:23:02 pm »
Its an easy mod that works well but thou calipers are pricey. I use a Thunderace torque arm !