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    ok saw this nice resto suzi near home

    and looked at the brakes and saw a wierd setup an extra line to what looks like a resevoir but it has a bleed nipple on that as well

    any1 shed any light on this?

    RIP Scott!
    RIP Onikage!

  • #2
    Old school anti-dive. Squeeze the brake, change the compression damping. Its stock setup.


    • #3

      Bluddy nice bike tho


      • #4
        Sweet, I was thinking it looked like another actuator, but I was stuffed if I could figure out what for. (not a full bottle on bike mech's......yet)
        Remember....Your only young once.....

        But you can be immature for as long as you bloody well like!


        • #5
          My 82 GSx1100 has those, so did my 85 GPZ100RX. The restoration on that bike looks great nice Katana, one of my most favorite bikes ever.

          Shadow Keeper
          2000 ZZR1100


          • #6
            It was called their "anti-dive" brakes.

            The harder you brake, the more it restricts the flow of oil in the forks, so the front suspension won't compress as much.

            If ya bored, google for their service manual or promo stuff and it might explain it better.


            • #7
              Hod damn..... the bike that started it all.

              So on the eight day, after wasting time faffing about with unimportant guff like heaven & earth & the waters & sky & creatures [& having a wee kip] & man.... God created PSB (GenesiSX-R1000)


              • #8
                Yea nice bike.

                I cant help but think how dated that looks now though.

                cant imagine whats in store for bikers through the next 23 years
                Increasing my carbon footprint - one 500 @ a time...


                • #9
                  my earliest road bike memory is of a mate of my brothers trying to pull mono's on one of those with me on the back when i was about 14. had all the safety gear: bare feet, shorts, singlet. yeah, them were the days....
                  "I think she's kinda sweet...but she makes her living catching cum in her mouth and i'm sensing that's a problem with you"


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dugy@Jan 24 2006, 08:54 PM
                    The harder you brake, the more it restricts the flow of oil in the forks, so the front suspension won't compress as much.
                    Not quite - any braking will see the flow of oil in the forks restricted - there's a small piston which moves very easily inside the housing, and is closed by any reasonable brake force (could be easily closed with my pinky).

                    I pulled the one on my GSX250 apart when it fell off trying to bleed the lines, and it's a very simple setup outisde the forks.

                    Definately very sloppy to ride with no pressure on these Anti dive pistons...


                    • #11
                      cool thanks for the info guys

                      and yes that bike looked very well rested up close

                      RIP Scott!
                      RIP Onikage!
                      RIP ODDZ!


                      • #12
                        Very nice 750 Katana, gotta love em.
                        Feed 'em to the pigs, Errol....


                        • #13
                          yeah the gpz900 i had had these anti dive units (were adjustable by 4 different settings) some people loved them some hated them, personally i liked them as the gpz is a heavy bike with suprisingly good brakes so alot of weight can easily get transfered to the front.
                          Every one has a story.....