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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.


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?

Grant Johnson

Seek, and ye shall find.


One world, Two wheels.

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

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.


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