V8 Bike Riders Forums banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Adrian,

Saw the picture of your disc brakes on the other site. Did you use one of the disc brake convertion kits on the market or something of your own design. You also mentioned 15" verse 16" wheels, did that have something to do with rotor diameter or caliper size?

Here's to a good and safe trip...

Ralphie
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,643 Posts
Ralphie

The brakes are for a Ford small SUV and were a little larger than I needed. I had to cut down the calipers (on the top) a small amount but if I would have used the 16" wheel that would have saved me a bunch of work. Only other problem was the rotor center hole was a little bigger than I needed to fit the axle so I built that up. Our rear ends are not 8.8 like I though but are smaller 7 point something. I tried 3 different master cylinders and ended up with a 3/4". That was the other part that was a bear but I like the way it fits under the body. I started with the 5/8's then a 7/8's now a 3/4"er and is neat. They work beautiful and won't fade like my drums in the mountains.
I have some good pictures of how they fit but am leaving in one hour for the Rally. If you are there I will show you the process if you want Or when I get back I will send you the numbers you will need to go this way plus pictures.

Adrian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks Adrian, can't make the rally this year but look forward to the pictures when you have time.

Ralphie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,619 Posts
What are these brake mods. on , at trike or 2 wheeler and on what site are the pictures ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,702 Posts
Jack,
The brake mod Adrian is talking about is on his Trike. I know I saw the picture of it, and I think it was on the Yahoo site. But I can't find it now. Oh well...........Don
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Jack,

In the photo section of the Yahoo site click on "List" in the upper right corner, then on V8eyedoc album posted 30 May, there are 2 pictures posted by Adrian on 30 May. The "List" feature will show you every photo as they are submitted to the section. You can avoid going through everyone's album to see what's new. The disc brake shot is not in Adrian's personal album.

Ralphie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,619 Posts
Thanks, I'll take a look.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top