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Old 08-01-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Rear Disc Brake Conversion Without Welding?

My current frame is set up for a mechanical drum in the rear. I'm on a budget and have a disc setup I can swap from another bike. Any way I can change it over w/ out welding an anchor tab?
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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My current frame is set up for a mechanical drum in the rear. I'm on a budget and have a disc setup I can swap from another bike. Any way I can change it over w/ out welding an anchor tab?
Sure can. A properly done tab incorporated into the caliper mount, which rests on the swingrarm is fine. Look at an HD Sporty or FXR caliper mount. If you're not a fabricator (or amateur engineer) and can't figure it out, post some photos for better advice.
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I run a 3-peice clamp. Rock solid. Just remember to loosen it up when you adjust the chain.
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Why don't you want to weld it on ? Paint? Lack of welder? For piece of mind, I'd really consider welding the tab on, if you go with a caliper that requires a link style mounting point.

The 3 piece clamps do hold tight, but I don't know if I'd rely on that holding up if I had to lock up the rear in a close call situation.

Just my opinion.

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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5 gallon bucket of ice water afew towels, a buddy to hold the towels on each side of where your going to weld the tab and alittle touch up paint, and your done.

You gota bare frame, and it's black, so any touch up work is simple.

Again, just my opinion of what I'd do for safety, and it'd be ALOT easier to do it now than before you get the bike put together

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Old 08-02-2011, 05:26 PM   #7
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Going back to your earlier question, I don't weld, so it would mean paying someone to do it for me. How much would a complete mechanical brake cost? I see a lot of components for sale, but never the complete package.
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THATS a juice drum frame
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