It followed me home!!

Not being a lover of the Honda cb750 single piston front brake I decided to upgrade it
This is what I've come up with so far
It's very awkward working on such narrow forks
I fitted a Yamaha 320mm disc and and a nissin 3 pot caliper sliding type
I'm not a lover of sliding calipers but there's hardly any room
It's definitely work in progress because I may change the whole front end
 

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Owt’s better than that ‘orrid ‘onda job mate !

Anyway… I thought this was being put to the back of the shed and left for the time being ?!?
 
This is the brake it came with
Hi Baz, I have the same forks on my featherbed 750, but with an AP caliper, T140 hub, honda disk


Not sure if that link will work, but pics here:

 
Hi Baz, I have the same forks on my featherbed 750, but with an AP caliper, T140 hub, honda disk


Not sure if that link will work, but pics here:

That's a really great setup
I'm guessing the t140 hub is slightly narrower than the Honda?
 
I'm not sure, it wasn't my initial build, a very skilled man put it together initially. It has honda yokes, so I think the T140 hub was to allow an opposed piston Lockheed (ap) caliper.

Can give measurements if you like, but I think easier just to get a look if you are interested?
 
I'm not sure, it wasn't my initial build, a very skilled man put it together initially. It has honda yokes, so I think the T140 hub was to allow an opposed piston Lockheed (ap) caliper.

Can give measurements if you like, but I think easier just to get a look if you are interested?
Thanks but I'm still not sure what route I'll be taking with this bike
It may well end up with a complete t140 front end
I'm fairly happy with the bike but not the brakes
I haven't tried it at high speed yet so it could all change
The offset of the Honda yokes is greater than the oif yokes so the trail is reduced somewhat
It could be a bit lively at higher speeds
 
Thanks but I'm still not sure what route I'll be taking with this bike
It may well end up with a complete t140 front end
I'm fairly happy with the bike but not the brakes
I haven't tried it at high speed yet so it could all change
The offset of the Honda yokes is greater than the oif yokes so the trail is reduced somewhat
It could be a bit lively at higher speeds
The offset issue would be enough to convince be to go with a Triumph front end personally.
 
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Is "eerrmm" a north country thing then?

My neighbour (Lake District) does it!
 
The offset issue would be enough to convince be to go with a Triumph front end personally.
I'm wondering if the increased offset is deliberate to quicken the steering?
The bloke that owned it was a racer
It's not really a subject I understand,I know when I increased the trail on my commando it became better (for me) to ride at any speed
When I first tried it I ran a bit wide on the first couple of bends then I was fine
 
I'm wondering if the increased offset is deliberate to quicken the steering?
The bloke that owned it was a racer
It's not really a subject I understand,I know when I increased the trail on my commando it became better (for me) to ride at any speed
When I first tried it I ran a bit wide on the first couple of bends then I was fine
Maybe wait n get some more miles on it before deciding?

Fork length and shock length all effect trail as well as offset. Yes, this could have all been worked out deliberately and correctly, then again, it could have been built using what was to hand. Sadly, you cannot confirm in this case.

If it rides well then fine. If not, I’d start looking at what’s a departure from standard.
 
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