Brake calipers


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hug4008
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Brake calipers

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Does anyone know if the brake calipers, front and back, are interchangeable on the GL1100?
I've been searching for a left front caliper for my GL 1100 (the one I have has a broken mounting hole) and I can only find the right or rear.
Also, will the calipers for the CB750 or CB900 fit? They look the same in the pictures, but I can't seem to find any measurements or specs for them.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Wilcoy02
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Re: Brake calipers

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Welcome to the forum.

front caliper part # 45200-mb9-951

rear caliper part # 43100-m89-781
May be this will give you something to google.
hug4008
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Re: Brake calipers

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Wilcoy02 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:19 am Welcome to the forum.

front caliper part # 45200-mb9-951

rear caliper part # 43100-m89-781
May be this will give you something to google.
Thank you!
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Re: Brake calipers

Post by WingAdmin »

They are completely different.

In fact, I can't say I know of ANY motorcycle that uses the same caliper on both the front and rear wheels. Generally the front calipers are MUCH bigger, as the front wheel is responsible for up to 80% of braking effort.


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