Disc brake on a Pan

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chucktx
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Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by chucktx » Thu May 26, 2005 4:20 am

i did a search and didnt find any info.....i have a '65 FLH and the front brake might as well not be there. i was wondering if there is a kit to add a disc to the front wheel?? thanks....
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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by Billy » Thu May 26, 2005 5:50 am

Chucktx-

Maybe this link will be of some help..

http://www.fabkevin.com/caliper.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by Yes » Thu May 26, 2005 6:04 am

Rebuild the drumbrake instead of putting something as ugly as a disc on your bike!!

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by CknDnr » Thu May 26, 2005 6:36 am

I'll take an ugly disc over a rebuilt drum for a daily rider. I would rather have a brake that works than have to impress someone with what "correct" for the model and year. Give FabKevin a call or send him an e-mail.

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by Ente » Thu May 26, 2005 1:13 pm

I share CknDnr's opinion, and as long as the car-drivers don't see us we will have to drive for them as well.... and must stop the bike in time. I have -73 forks with disc on my bobber... don't know if you just can change just the left-lowerpart or if you must change both complete legs.

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by chucktx » Fri May 27, 2005 2:25 am

thanks for the replys........it is a daily driver.....and cagers cant see past their cell phones!!!!!!!
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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by mbskeam » Fri May 27, 2005 4:37 am

hello,

look at this......

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan: Heck Yeah !!!

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Post by Billy » Fri May 27, 2005 5:25 am

I agree, having 'better stoppers' in today's crazy traffic
is a Big plus......Too many wack-o's in cages. :o

Course, that's what riding is about. "Doing your thing, your way.."

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by chucktx » Fri May 27, 2005 7:17 pm

thanks mbskeam!!! exactly what i am looking for..........any hints or tips on parts?? also, i am wanting to keep the original front wheel, with star hub. from the pic i cant tell if you are using the star hub or not...thanks again!!!
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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by xnoahx » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:23 am

Does anyone know if there is a way to mount a disc to the stock hub?

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by ned » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:29 pm

I am not sure if I am right,but in 1972,when they went to the first disc front end,they still used the 1967 to 1972 wheel hub and used a flange to mount the disc to the hub.I cant see any reason why this flange cant be used on a star hub.

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by RussW » Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:53 pm

It can be done, but a big project. This is a kit Performance Machine made in the 70's, bearing holder/spacer,new axle,disc carrier drilled to match hub, etc. I will be using the spare kit to mount a second disc on the right side. If you want the specs on these parts, maybe a machine shop could do a set for you. PM now suggests using a later flange hub for this.
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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by chucktx » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:32 am

that is some good info......thanks!!!!
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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by mbskeam » Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:53 pm

hello,
do you have these parts still????
boy........ if I could my hands on these and get some numbers from those 2 parts, it would be disk brakes all around for everyone.

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Re: Disc brake on a Pan

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Post by RussW » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:56 am

Oh, I sure do. The kit I have spare was the first I got from PM, it was used when they were selling a single piston Hurst Airhart caliper, so it mounted the disc close to the spokes. When they started producing the 162x2 caliper, I got the bearing holder on there now, much wider to clear the wider caliper. I will be making a spacer (from the 3.75" piece of aluminum you see in the picture) to use the narrow holder to mount a disc in the right side. You use to flip the hub around, and press the cup(pic in last post) into the race on the drum side(now the right), which would then fit a #6203 bearing, same bearing as on the disc adapter side. You do need a 17mm axle, since the bearings are metric.
If you are interested in trying to reproduce these, I think at least a few people might like them as a starting point. I've mentioned it a couple times over on HBSC tech board, but no one seemed interested in doing it. Email if you are, at rwfishman@aol.com
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