Front Disc brake

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55FL
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Front Disc brake

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Post by 55FL » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:22 pm

Afternoon all,
Back in the 70's and as recent as 2-3 years ago I remember seeing mounts that would adapt a disc rotor to a star wheel and enable one to mount a disc brake on the old stock springer. Anyone have experience or a line on such animal.
thanks,
John



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Post by VPH-D » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:37 pm

I think V-Twin has a disc brake kit for springers that uses the star hub. Seems to me it is from Holland?
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Post by panhead » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:12 pm

VPH-D, I think you mean http://www.45partsdepot.com

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Post by 57pan » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:54 pm

Here's a link to a previous post about how I made an adapter for a front disk brake. So far it seems to be working well.

viewtopic.php?t=1549

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Post by 55FL » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:45 pm

Panhead,
Yes I remember seeing it listed there but recently no mention of it on their website and no response from them to direct inquiries.

John

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Post by panhead » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:58 am

Kurt visits the forum frequently so I hope he reads this one.

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Post by 55FL » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:38 pm

Dave,
By any chance do you have the specs for the spacer you had made or a template ?
I have the disc, master cylider and really don't want to give Teds $400+ for a complete kit.
Thanks much,

John

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