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Old 10-30-2000, 03:14 PM   #1
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Great article, maybe I'll go out and bleed my brakes for the first time in 2 years.



I just like how he says so where some rubber gloves



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Old 10-30-2000, 04:58 PM   #2
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Does anybody know if it is possible/easy to add a second disc to a bike that has a single front brake? I've got a Shadow 600 and would like more braking power. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-30-2000, 06:09 PM   #3
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That's a toughie- if you had a sportbike I could suggest mating up the forks from a bike with twin discs, but none of those bikes will fit. Would the front end from an 1100 shadow fit?



Also, you might not need dual discs. Rebuild your caliper and master cylinder, check your disc for thickness and warping, and replace your brakeline with a steel or kevlar one. Also, upgraded pads make a lot of difference. Honda worked out the best pad/disc combo for your bike, but that was over 10 years ago. Find a knowledgeable parts guy to help.



If you still need more brakes after doing the above, then you should go after another disc. But maybe you should just get a different bike, if you are outperforming that bike's brake system.
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Old 10-31-2000, 05:39 AM   #4
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Couldn't agree more I am printing it out now so I can take it out to the garage and post it on the wall. I will be changing the fluid on my old Aspencade which hasn't run for a few months since I got my new bike. This was a great reminder about the brake fluid.
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Old 10-31-2000, 07:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: Brake Tech Reader Feedback

Some of us spent age 13 figuring out how to get the best stuff from ANSI graphic BBS onto our Commie-64's. Brake maintence isn't a common skill any more than software development. (Hell, I had a co-worker that didn't know he had to change his oil. Thank goodness for him he was very rich.)



Keep teaching us those needed skills, MO. I'm still awaiting a guide to setting up a sport bike for light touring duty.
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Old 10-31-2000, 07:18 AM   #6
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I'm having trouble finding the article. Normally it is the text you get when you click the read more, or a separate article that is linked, but I don't see either of those. Since people are commenting on the article I assume they read it, but where.
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Old 10-31-2000, 07:20 AM   #7
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Try going to an aftermarket caliper with more pistons.
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Old 10-31-2000, 07:37 AM   #8
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I have placed the link for the story in news post.



Hope that helps!
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Old 10-31-2000, 09:53 AM   #9
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In the article he mentions that his bike has floating disks and the advantages of them. I had also heard from a source that floating disks help keep the rotors from warping over time. Is this true?



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Old 10-31-2000, 10:32 AM   #10
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The reason carbon fiber brakes aren't seen around so much is 2 reasons:

#1 they only work better than other brakes when they're really hot, and most guys on the street don't heat their brakes up that much.

#2. they wear out quick. Add that to the cost and why bother?
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