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Offline wilberforce

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Double disc front end
« on: April 23, 2014, 11:37:46 PM »
Anyone done it?

I did in 1984 on my XS.

A number of years ago (1984), I was stripping the XS I have and having a load of bits powder coated.

I decided to try and uprate the front brakes as the non used side (left hand side) of the forks had the mounting bracket for a second caliper.

I sourced a second hand disc, caliper and also got a master cylinder from an XS11.  New pads and a set of Goodridge brake hose and a few olives to make up the pipes, fitted and now I'm scared of the front brakes.

Worth considering if you want better braked front end.

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Offline guylr

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Re: Double disc front end
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 03:59:18 PM »
Anyone done it?

Worth considering if you want better braked front end.

I think quite a few of us have. I added the second disc to my own bike for the previous owner about 20 years ago. The thinner slotted 5.5mm rotors help bring down the unsprung weight by almost 4 pounds.

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Offline 998dave

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Re: Double disc front end
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 02:36:17 PM »
Same works for the XS's and the RD/LC's, I put a second disc on my 250LC when I had it as I kept getting brake fade on the single disc.

With the TX, I'm going FZR brakes - should make a significant improvement over standard.