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Old 14 Aug 2009
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KLE 500 rear brake compatibility

Hi Guys,

I am in the rolling stage of my KLE project where I am rebuilding the entire bike from scratch.

I found the rear caliper floaty bits were siezed so had to resort to a hammer to try and sort them. 3 hours later I successfully broke the rear caliper!!!

So 2 questions really:

1) Does anyone have a spare rear caliper I can buy!!!!!

2) It appears to me that the KLE500 rear caliper is very similar to an early GPZ500 front left caliper with a front right bracket. Can anyone confirm this to me as getting these are far cheaper than the "KLE500" part??

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Old 18 Aug 2009
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oh god don't replace that heap of junk caliper with another heap of junk. Just get a "modern" caliper fitted up!! Its not that hard, worst case a "simple" bracket has to be made.

I thought I saw one on UK ebay recently - you have to search under ebay UK website (dont just click worldwide) as the US and AUS ones dont show it even with "worldwide" ticked as a search option. A guy on there regularly parts out kle bits.
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I replaced it with another caliper bought on ebay, I cannot be bothered experimenting with this bike anymore.

I had a total nightmare restoring it and getting an ER-5 engine working in it - my advise to anyone going to do this swap, dont bother, I now unintentionally have GP style shifting!!

I just have to figure out why the Indicators dont work then I can finally get it MOTed!

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On the gear lever there is a rod about 6mm dia which attaches to an arm on the gearbox could you flip this upside down to correct the shift pattern unless you prefer gp style
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I have been scratching my head with regards that, unfortunately there is no easy solution as many things are conspiring against it! Namely the frame is in the way. I might just get it passed its test then revisit it.

I might try MotoGP style, but I just hope I down downshift in a corner!

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