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    Hi all need some help. I have a 1998 zx6r g1 with trociko 6 pot brakes standard. I find the pots seize up alot this will be the 3rd time in a year they will need to be rebuilt. I'm fed up of building them, I believe are 90mm.

    I want to change them to a nissin 4 pot 90mm instead of repair the ones I have now. Can I actually do this? Will I have to change the disc or anything because I'm changing from a 6 to a 4 pot?. Thanks

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    Assuming you can find calipers with the right offset and spacing, no reason why not.

    You don't need to change disc.

    The ZX6R forums have a great list of part interchangability etc.

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    A friend has changed the 6 pot Tokicos on his ZX7R for 4 pot Nissins, the Nissins bolted straight on

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    if they are seizing a lot it could well be corrosion behind the piston seals forcing the seals to grab the piston.

    if you can get the pistons out and use a dremmel with a wire brush attachement you could fix the issue.

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    Had the same problem with both my old ZX9R & ZX12R same brakes as your ZX6R, yes certain Nissans fit but not all, make sure they have the same 90mm mounting or you could go the radial route (which is what I did in both cases) via brackets

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossm View Post
    Had the same problem with both my old ZX9R & ZX12R same brakes as your ZX6R, yes certain Nissans fit but not all, make sure they have the same 90mm mounting or you could go the radial route (which is what I did in both cases) via brackets

    New%20Brakes%20Fitted_zps4rezbqcv.jpg
    That's errrm... .interesting ..... That work out OK mate ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    That's errrm... .interesting ..... That work out OK mate ?
    Had them for 5 years on my first ZX9R without any issues, till the bike was stolen, one finger braking from any speed

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    Default Re: Brake help

    If the seals are going/grabbing, have you tried red rubber grease on the seals?

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