pantah_good wrote:... a Norton that I always thought was cooler than a Triumph. Kind of like my thinking at the time that another friends Austin-Healey was maybe a little cooler than my TR-4.
pantah_good wrote: I am curious if anyone has adapted a Brembo F08 caliper which I am very familiar with. I will do a search on here for that and for the rear brake safety spring.
comnoz wrote:jaydee75 wrote:Ok, it is finished. It is actually better than I expected. The road test was a joy. With the increased diameter frictional radius it should be 14% stronger due to mechanical advantage alone. The slick hard chrome oem surface has a terrible coefficient of friction and I knew it would improve. The A/N hoses replacing the oem rubber hoses gives a solid feel. The original rotor weighed 5 1/2 pounds, new one a little over 1 pound.
All in all, I am tickled and probably will never add the Brembo caliper I had originally planned.
I'll be at the INOA rally in a couple of weeks if anyone wants to see it.
What you have done is a much better upgrade than trying to make the original brake work by increasing the hydraulic ratio.
Using the original caliper and rotor with a small master is a disaster waiting to happen if you ride in the mountains, as it will overheat quickly and then there will be no brakes at all.
See you in NC. Jim
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