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Old 28-04-2004, 08:57 AM
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Question Reliant Disk Brake Conversion

Any of you guys had any experience with upgrading reliant axels to disk brakes ?

I am looking for parts required and patterns for brackets etc.

Any links or info greatly appreciated
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Old 28-04-2004, 12:10 PM
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Why?

The drums give adequate braking for the axle/vehicle weight that can be carried on a Reliant Axle as used in a trike.

I would rather fit an independant suspension/driveshaft and diff carrier with Jag inboard discs, if it is purely an aesthetic exercise.

Reliant axles are very thin walled and will not take a great deal of load without sufficient plating and mounting points. Many a trike I have seen runs the risk of the axle coming adrift.
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Old 28-04-2004, 12:37 PM
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It is purely an aesthetic exercise.

I want to remove the ugly-as-sin reliant hubs

The axel has sufficent bracing and triangulation to allow the conversion so I am not worried about that, but thanks for the advice ;o)
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i've posted this on my website(it is not my work though)
the differences i made to my setup is that i used linked brakes using mk3 granada rear calipers and adjustable bias valve..

drum brakes are perfectly adequate but if you fancy discs,inboard outboard, whatever. as long as its a safe set up go for it.
if you are on dial up be patient as to enable them to be read ok i kept the size and quality high

www.jwmotorcycles.com/r11.jpg
www.jwmotorcycles.com/r22.jpg

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Old 05-05-2004, 02:39 PM
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Thanks dracken1 This is exactly what I have been looking for ;o))
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Default reliant axle

hi mad dog
just been reading some of the emails on the forum can anybody advise on which reliant axle would be most suitable. i understand there are three or four reliants about (models) is there a big difference any help would be appreaciated ,does anybody have any ideas on how much i would be paying for an axle .mustbemad
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go to the link below and scroll down to reliant axles.

from there you need to work out what ratio will best suit your tyre diameter

http://www.trikenest.freeserve.co.uk/
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