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  • Round swingarm and disk brake?

    Thinking out loud, I like the look of the drum brake, seems to function good. If I change to disk would I have to weld a tab to anchor the caliper?
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  • #2
    When I changed the 72 I just picked up a square swingarm. But if you like it and you got good brakes why mess with it. I wish I never had and someday gonna put the round one back on.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by hersch View Post
      When I changed the 72 I just picked up a square swingarm. But if you like it and you got good brakes why mess with it. I wish I never had and someday gonna put the round one back on.
      Explain please.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bone Head View Post

        Explain please.
        I had good stopping power with the drum and never had any trouble but I thought I wanted disc. And then went through a couple year process with different calipers. Started with a 4 piston jay brake. It was ok but the pads didn't last worth a shit and they cost 60$. ( I've since found them cheaper and running it on the 81. )So I said screw this and went to a banana. I didn't have a lotta success with that either so finally got a GMA which is good but had to get a new 5/8 MC. And that's what's on it now. So all I'm saying is woulda been a lot less hassle to just leave it alone. And I realize pros and cons sprockets etc. And of course the most important one of all. "The cool factor ". Smiley face
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        • #5
          I recently swopped over from box section s.a. + disc/banana to a round s.a + drum. like you I like the look, plus the drum is good enough.
          at first I wanted to fit the r.s.a. and disc-wheel, as my drum wheel setup wasn't quite ready.
          with the r.s.a. fitted I checked out to see if the disc-wheel with a banana caliper and oem caliper bracket (boomerang style) would fit.
          I found the caliper-bracket fouled on the r.s.a axle-castings etc and simply would not fit. a gusset on the inside of the axle casting fouled the caliper bracket.
          It wasn't going to happen in my book. I sorted the drum wheel out instead.
          I guess it'll work with alternative calipers/mounts though?

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          • #6
            Fab kevin has thee transition adapters , and yes ya need to figure out a caliper anchor, search here.
            I did a thread askin about the setup years ago.
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            • #7
              Something I did Years ago...Not likely to do it again... the Spacers was Not that big of a Deal... Look at the Spacers on an old Ironhead for inspiration... and use a Mill would be better than using my Angle Grinder and Files!!!! One of those 3 piece Clamps was my solution for the Stay arm... maybe Not a Great plan... But fully Functional!!!

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              • #8
                [QUOTE=hersch;n3475809]

                Started with a 4 piston jay brake. It was ok but the pads didn't last worth a shit and they cost 60$. ( I've since found them cheaper and running it on the 81. )

                I am curious about where you get the brake pads at now. I run this caliper front and rear and yeah, it hurts when it comes time to replace them.
                Thanks, Brian

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=Hopsing;n3475909]
                  Originally posted by hersch View Post

                  Started with a 4 piston jay brake. It was ok but the pads didn't last worth a shit and they cost 60$. ( I've since found them cheaper and running it on the 81. )

                  I am curious about where you get the brake pads at now. I run this caliper front and rear and yeah, it hurts when it comes time to replace them.
                  Thanks, Brian
                  They're GMA F pads. Ebay $43. is about the cheapest I've found.

                  https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F112378681909
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                  • #10
                    Thank you Hersch for the information. I am just now finding out the info from you. I got sick shortly after posting my question and ended up in the hospital. I came down with viral meningitis. What a nightmare trip this has been for me. Wanted to let you know that I do appreciate the info.
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