(This post is created from content contributed by KTOF member Steell)
Want *real* stopping power from the front brake on your old KZ750 B or G model? Want double-disk performance without breaking the bank?
Fortunately, you don’t need to replace the wheel, there are provisions for the second disk on the stock wheel. But there are a few other components you will need to add or swap out.
The stock single disk is thicker and heavier than dual disk brake rotors, so you are best off to replace your one single rotor with two from a bike with a dual-disk setup (77-80 KZ1000, maybe 78-79 KZ650 but check diameter).
So you want killer brakes on that bike?
- 77-80 KZ1000 12″ brake rotors
- 83-85 GPz750 calipers
- 95-96 GPz1100 master cylinder
- Stainless steel brake lines
It will stop you on a dime and give you change back…
I just described the brakes on my ’79 750 twin (specifically: rotors are 79 KZ1000, calipers are 83 GPz750, master cylinder is 96 GPz1100), so I know it works.
The same calipers are used on other models, same thing with the master cylinder, I just don’t remember what models/years used them.