has anyone used the new hope mono mini's? if you have please give me some feed back on them.
This is not entirely correct, but it's a start. I have two 06's in PM and IS, and two 07's, along with an M4 and a V2 Moto.flynnet said:The mini got the a new lever for this year as well as the M4's. They also redesigned the caliper and say it is stiffer and lighter than last years model, but who knows, it don't look any different to me. They are also installing phenolic pistons now for better heat resistance.
I have been using the 07 mono mini's for a few months now and LOVE them!!!ratboy said:has anyone used the new hope mono mini's? if you have please give me some feed back on them.
... used the bolt and shim method of adjustment. Meaning, to move the brake caliper more inboard, you removed the bolts and added thin washers. Total PITA, but makes a lighter setup that is largely set and forget. I have the Mono Minis, last year's black ano ones, and love them. Great feeling brake.ratboy said:are the new ones worth buying? and why are they so hard to set up? what is soo difficult about them?
You can install new seals yourself in Hope Minis without any special tools. $15 for a new seal kit and you'll have new brakes. I hear its pretty easy, too. I have a set of Minis on my trailbike, and need to do the seals. THere was a detailed write-up here on this board sometime recently. You can find it if you do a search.Phantomtracer said:I have been using the 07 mono mini's for a few months now and LOVE them!!!
They have the post mounting and are very easy to adjust.
These brakes replaced a set of hope mini's which were much more difficult to setup. The older brakes suffered from sticking pistons which makes setup difficult to impossible, they did eventually freeup but if you let the pads run too low they would begin to stick again. Very frustrating!!
I have the floating rotors, not sure they are worth the $, but they look good.
The 07 mono mini's never gave me any problems with sticking pistons and they have a great feel, they have more stopping power then my old brakes, that might be due to different pad material not sure but they do stop better and still have great modulation.
I would buy them again, very satisfied.
Its like a Torx that is 20mm or so, right? I've looked around for one at assorted tool houses, but have not found one. I prolly need to look in better tool shops.Jerk_Chicken said:He's talking about Mono Minis, not MINIS from five years ago.
There is a tool required to remove the bore cap on the Mono caliper, which is about $10. The seal kit is about 10-15.