Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB

Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/)
-   BMW Tech (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/bmw-tech/)
-   -   R100 GS Front Brake (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/bmw-tech/r100-gs-front-brake-7799)

Julio 7 Sep 2002 19:29

R100 GS Front Brake
 
Hi All

My front brake on my GS is useless, it's been cleaned etc and had new pads but after having a break from the bike and riding my road bike. I forgot how bad it was.

Any one got any suggestions, brembo 4 pot caliper have been recommended and change the discs.

Cheers

Julio

Fuzzy Duck 7 Sep 2002 23:58

Cast Iron discs are much better than stainless steel - you could also try a goodridge brake line - I believe it's possible to have a twin disc conversion too - but this will probably require a change of forks - and from what I've heard it's not all that much better than the 4-pot option.

------------------
Fuzzy Duck
(I'm quackers about bikes)

Grant Johnson 8 Sep 2002 03:08

Forget the twin disks - way too heavy and expensive for the improvement.

I went for a 320mm disk from M.A.P. Engineering - although I'm sure ther are others available in the UK more easily that will work.

Cast Iron is good, but a pain - and ugly - for street / off-road use. A good high carbon stainless disk is fine.

Then I put a Performance Machine 6 piston caliper on it - a huge difference - even from my PM 4 pot caliper that was on it before, which was a big improvement over stock.

Add a braided stainless line, and you'll be most impressed, I guarantee it.

Links to both suppliers above on the Links page.

See the story on my bike for pics of the new brake.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/johnson/OurBike.shtml


------------------
Grant Johnson

Seek, and ye shall find.

------------------------

One world, Two wheels.
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com

Julio 9 Sep 2002 01:38

Hi guys

Will have a look into the options, already have a braided hose on it so one less job to do.

Cheers

Julio

nobby 12 Sep 2002 21:20

hi julio
motorworks do a ready made conversion using a k1100 caliper which works a treat

cheers chris


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:48.


vB.Sponsors