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Taff 03-09-2011 08:55 AM

'Busa brakes to HD Road King;
 
Quite pleased with the fruits of me labour on me new brakes. Done The Old Way as well, vice, angle grinder, drill, not ordered from the parts catalogue. Hayabusa calipers from Ebay, mounting brackets from Taff's Motorcycle Emporium (me garage).

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4926/fbbrakes.jpg

dixie 03-09-2011 09:43 AM

Made me think of this :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Aljk...eature=related

Taff 03-09-2011 10:11 AM

Ah yes i imagine it does.
Because that song's about spanking one's monkey, which is what you wanted do when you saw my new brakes.

dixie 03-09-2011 11:08 AM

Judging by the driplets all over that first pick it looks like thars already done that bash your monkey thing...

MisterB 03-09-2011 12:20 PM

Ditto
 
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Got the same calipers on mine, from a GSXR11, why anyone buys aftermarket calipers at three or four hundred quid a go is beyond me..

XJphil 04-09-2011 08:11 AM

did you change your master cylinder as well taff?
want to change mine, mainly rear caliper, and was looking at jap calipers
front is easy to do but the rear ain`t

MisterB 04-09-2011 10:57 AM

rear caliper change
 
Got a 4 piston tokico as a rear brake on mine, works fine with a std HD master cylinder. On the front I've found multi pot jap brakes seem to work best with the smaller 9/16 master cylinder..

ChopperFXR 04-09-2011 11:47 AM

Taff

Love the idea of decent brakes on my Street Bob. I have a set of R1 calipers sat in my spares box just begging to be used on something.

Chopper.

Grav 04-09-2011 05:55 PM

Good bit of recycling that, Taff. Looks right too. :)

Shifty 04-09-2011 06:08 PM

Was looking at that at the Northern Lights show this afternoon. Very tidy.

minxy 07-09-2011 05:39 PM

6 potters are a PITA. Good luck! I've ditched mine and gone back to the old Nissins. Much more effective.

Mc Nasty 07-09-2011 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minxy (Post 619215)
6 potters are a PITA. Good luck! I've ditched mine and gone back to the old Nissins. Much more effective.

Yeah the 4 pots have more feel to them, I had the 6 pots and they work well but feel wooden.

Strider 07-09-2011 06:02 PM

Just goes to prove Mr Harley D puts shit brakes on then !! :D




*runs for cover*

Pugwash 07-09-2011 06:07 PM

gotta do summit similar to me Shovels rear brake coz its shit .

Mc Nasty 07-09-2011 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strider (Post 619225)
Just goes to prove Mr Harley D puts shit brakes on then !! :D




*runs for cover*

HD brakes are good, depends on model I guess, all 3 of mine have decent brakes, evo dyna is prob the worst, but triple disc so it's fine.

W.I.T.C.H 07-09-2011 06:18 PM

nice one.... can see you are a perfectionist:thumbsu:

Bosun 12-09-2011 10:00 AM

the brake pads won't fall apart on them either
nice job taff

Shifty 12-09-2011 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mc Nasty (Post 619228)
HD brakes are good, depends on model I guess, all 3 of mine have decent brakes, evo dyna is prob the worst, but triple disc so it's fine.

They're just about adequate, but who the hell wants their brakes to be just adequate? My Twin-Cam Dyna's got a triple disc set-up that's just about up to the job, but I want to put Jap brakes on when I can. One thing you can't have too much of is brakes.

Taff 12-09-2011 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mc Nasty (Post 619228)
HD brakes are good, depends on model I guess, all 3 of mine have decent brakes, evo dyna is prob the worst, but triple disc so it's fine.

My stock HD four pots were ace.
I just put these on to show off really, and to have summat different.
And i like to faff about in the garage, good for the soul...

Mc Nasty 14-09-2011 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shifty (Post 619469)
They're just about adequate, but who the hell wants their brakes to be just adequate? My Twin-Cam Dyna's got a triple disc set-up that's just about up to the job, but I want to put Jap brakes on when I can. One thing you can't have too much of is brakes.

There's more than callipers involved though Shifty, geometry (on a custom) suspension, tyres, riding style and ability, overall weight of vehicle and riders, road surface, temp and weather, not to mention pads and discs hoses and fluid (condition, sizes and types).
Taff rated his old brakes, I'm more than happy with mine, none are merely adequate, try riding a shovel with banana callipers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taff (Post 619502)
My stock HD four pots were ace.
I just put these on to show off really, and to have summat different.
And i like to faff about in the garage, good for the soul...

No harm in any of that Taff, made a nice job of it as well, stop tinkering with your bike and you'd die a little inside, that's my take on it anyroads :cool:


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