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Ap lockheed copy caliper

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by baz, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. olympus


    Aug 5, 2017
    ..... Speak up
  2. B+Bogus


    Jun 28, 2009
    I bought one - yes they're from Wassell's - and I was impressed by the quality.
    As has already been said; identical bar the AP Racing logo on the casting.
    I'm awaiting any negative reports on them which would be based on experience.
    +1 on the anti-rattle... copper grease next best thing here.
  3. Matchless


    Dec 23, 2010
    To stop the rattle on this type of caliper, I use a couple of weak coil springs on the split pins between the pads. If these are too strong they will slowly push the pads away from the disc, meaning no brakes until you pump a couple of times. Not good!
    Also, on the subject of CE markings, they are a nonsense. I worked for an engineering company making machines for the paper converting industry which we would CE mark. Our kit was well made & over engineered but didn't require independant inspection.
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  4. Tigernut


    Jan 1, 2013
    This forum's clever automatic similar threads suggestion facility saved me posting another thread with the same question. The answers on here are interesting (the last few especially) which seem to indicate that these copies are pretty well as good as the real things.

    before I fork out about £260 for a pair for my next project, can I just check that nobody has had any bad experiences with them, or has any first hand knowledge of materials defects or other significant quality issues?
  5. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Oct 4, 2013
    I was VERY sceptical, but based on folks feedback on this forum, went ahead and bought two for the front and rear of my T140. Haven’t fitted the rear yet, but the front is good. 3.4lbs lighter than the stock iron jobs too! Machining looks good, overall I’m happy.

    If replacing old for new, beware metric threads in the new ‘uns.
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  6. Madnorton

    Madnorton VIP MEMBER

    Jun 9, 2008
    The caliper that AP stopped making then re-commissioned was the AP2696 predecessor, the AP2195 which is better looking and lots more money due to the limited production runs, the 2195 is handed, the 2696 is not.
  7. olympus


    Aug 5, 2017
    I'm not close to dealing with the front brake, but If i fit an AP calliper is the 13mm master cylinder or mod still best practice??

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