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 Post subject: Anyone blanked off the anti dive units
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:25 pm 
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Has anyone removed the anti dive units
And replaced them with the blanked off plates that
are available?
Does it make much difference?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone blanked off the anti dive units
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Yes...I blanked mine off, didnt do many miles with them as standard to be honest but during the process the forks where rebuilt with fresh oil etc and braided lines fitted, end result being the front end is very nice in every respect and the brakes are very good for the era of the bike.


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 3:39 pm 
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Anti-dive was a fad of that era. RZ500, RG500, NS400R, etc. It didn't work well on any of them and soon died out. Ditching it in favour of blanking/bypass plates won't change the way the bike feels, but will get rid of unnecessary hardware. Probably best to use the proper part that will allow fluid flow http://www.ebay.ca/itm/RZ500-billet-alu ... jb&vxp=mtr

I'm using these on my project bike.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:36 am 
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silverstrom wrote:
Anti-dive was a fad of that era. RZ500, RG500, NS400R, etc. It didn't work well on any of them and soon died out.

I remember it was also on all the Kawasaki superbikes. I read a funny article about that some time ago.

When launched, Kawasaki engineers were convinced that all pilots would race with the anti-dive.
Very rapidly all pilots said it was useless and they were loosing time on track, so when wanted to remove it.
Too late, this anti-dive unit was one of big features in the marketing strategy, so it was not possible to remove it from the race bikes...

They finally installed fake wooden anti-dive looking parts on the forks for the race bikes :rolleyes: .


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Hi

When I rebuilt my forks and brakes I removed the link pipe from the caliper to the anti dive units. I left the anti dives attached to the forks and my brakes are now very good

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:20 am 
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I did same as Andy just removed link hoses and installed bolts without the holes. Brakes better and also found that when braking and turning in when bike fitted with working anti dive units bike would try and sit up but with anti dive disconnected this trait seemed to be reduced which is why racers were disconnecting the units back in the day.
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