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I know the older bikers will say that some bikes were like that .... but not GSXRs.

I wonder what impact it would really have.

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Wow - Bazza's hair has changed!

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I forgot about this .... although no one seems bothered about this. :rolleyes::grin:

Anyway the answer is the fork legs have been put in back to front meaning the brake calipers and in front of the forks rather than behind.

All I need now if to find a boffin to explain the science behind if this matters and if so why!

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I did think it may be something to do with the brakes due to the brake pipe location not looking ideal, but I don't think it makes any difference from a braking performance perspective, on cars you sometimes see different caliper locations, sometimes on the leading edge of the disc, sometimes on the trailing edge.

 

On a bike I suspect placing the caliper behind the fork rather than in front simply offers it more protection from the elements or road debris, possibly to the detriment of airflow for cooling, I would imagine the forks being back to front is more of an issue as I would have thought they are built to be stronger if fitted in the correct orientation?

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