Originally posted by PaulJ:
not sure about the method of adding an extra caliper but to get a wheel with 2 disks that would fit, why not try the later versions of the 600cc Transalp? I have a 97 and a 99 and they both have twin disks (and no you can't have one of my front wheels )
No use getting the wheel alone, you need both forks to have a caliper mount.....
Easiest way is a complete front end swap, using forks of the same diameter, same approximate length & same size wheel.
Africa twin may the way to go? Too long & you'll slow the steering down, too short & you'll speed up the steering, suffer a slight loss of stability & suffer reduced ground clearance.
The other way that may be cheaper & easier is to find a larger diameter Honda disc that has the same mounting points on the wheel hub. Larger diameter will allow the fitment of a 4 pot caliper & no need for another brake line. Stick with the stock m/cyl until you've tried it out - smaller can be better (1/2" is best for one 4 pot). You'll also need to fabricate a caliper carrier to mate the caliper to the forks.
GSX-R Niisin calipers are good & readily available, as are the pads.
I fitted a 320mm Exup disc to an FZR600 front wheel, mated to a Nissin 4 pot, all on GSX1100 forks & all fitted to a DR600. Worked fine, bit too fierce, one finger braking.