Toxic To­ki­cos

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - On the Bench -

Q: I pulled the six-pis­ton To­kico calipers on my ZRX and in­stantly re­gret­ted it. Seven out of 12 pis­tons are scrap, all the seals are shot (at least, the ones present are shot…), a re­build kit in­clud­ing pis­tons is some­where north of 200 quid. This does not sit well with my tight-fist­ed­ness at all, so what’s the best four-pot al­ter­na­tive that can be used? I’ve heard talk of the Nissins used on big Suzukis but these are hard to come by at a rea­son­able price these days.

Ja­son Newell, PS Face­book Group

A: Gary Hurd says: The four­pot Nissins might not be as cheap as they use to be but they’re still cheaper than a re­build. Get your­self some Nissins from a Mk1 1200 Ban­dit. The banjo thread is a dif­fer­ent pitch so look out for that, and en­sure that the ban­jos are at a de­cent an­gle flat to the caliper.

Six-pots gone to pot

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