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    Baby Twin
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    Whats the difference between radial and non radial brakes??

    Hi,

    this may sound like a stupid question, but can anyone tell me what the difference between radial brakes and non radial brakes are, and how do you spot the difference between the two??

    I have a 2005 RSV-R with the black coloured fork legs, would these have radial or no radial brakes fitted??

    Cheers.

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    Here are a couple of pics to show the difference, the top pic is radial and the bottom one is axial.



    Mark

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    Thanks for the pics mate, mine are definately the axial type, the radial ones look the business.

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    Sniper, you have a standard model RSV1000R - that model got radials from 2006 onwards I think. on 2004-2006 its the Factory model (equivalent to the earlier mille-R) that gets radials, ohlins, OZ and carbon bits.

    interested in your exhausts btw..

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    Cheers mate, wish i'd bought an 06' one now, i blame my brother it was his bike first,

    re the exhausts they are the 50mm straight through type, the baffles fit in to the ends.

    Geoff.

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    Do you mind me asking why you are selling off the arrows so soon after buying the bike?

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    Checked my brakes, they are actually radial mounted, result!

    I'm only selling the arrows to fund some work on the bike, I had to have the fork seals and the rear rocker cover gasket replaced, which put a decent dent in my over draft, now it looks like i may need my left fork re-chroming, as it's got a tiny chip in it which seems to cause the new left seal to leak, TW@T!! I've put the original cans back on for now and i'm selling the arrows to cover some of the cost to keep the missus of my case!!

    Geoff.

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