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nobby 22 Apr 2003 00:45

hpn floating brake cam
 
hi any using or any advise onthe hpn floating brake cam on an r100gs
cheers nobby

Richard Jakobek 2 May 2003 19:39

Hi Nobby,
I am seriously considering buying one of these too as the standard rear brake is pretty poor. I was waiting to see what replies you got before I ordered one but it looks like there's no-one out there who has experience of the thing.
I will therefore buy it anyway and let you know what I think. You could even try it too, as I live near London.

Richard.

Grant Johnson 3 May 2003 00:59

The stock brake is pathetic, and just about anything would be an improvement.

I'm just trying to get a mental picture of a "floating brake cam" and failing totally...

So buy it and let us know how it works! And perhaps a better picture or two than the HPN site gives. Also, does it REQUIRE their brake shoes or are they standard BMW brake shoes?

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nobby 6 May 2003 23:28

hi guys
I posted the same question on the gs club uk website and got a good responce the its a good move there are pictures of the cam posted as well I think I go this route check out
www.gsclubuk.net look under airheads forum

cheers nobby

nobby 6 May 2003 23:30

sorry missed a bit
Yes grant it requires different shoes from hpn these are longer than normal

Richard Jakobek 14 Jul 2003 03:53

hi,
I finally saved up enough money to buy the HPN cam and brake shoes ( 230 euros ) and I can say that it is noticably better than the standard brake. However, on my first day riding with this brake I have blown the gearbox oil seal and I now have oil all over my rear wheel http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/redface.gif(
I'll let you know more about the brake when I'm running again.

Richard Jakobek 13 Aug 2003 20:25

Just wanted to add that I have now got my bike back on the road and can safely say that the floating brake cam is much better than the standard item. I can lock up the rear wheel now, which I couldn't do before.
Nobby, if you want to try it out, get in touch.

Richard.


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