aj650 said:Right now my bike is setup with a front disk and rear drum. I'm thinking about running a rear drum only (levered on the bars) to simplify things and I can't run a rear disk.
Would anyone advise against it? No stopping power?
Maybe you've got a bit too much rear brake?bu7an3 said:ping deguello...
i believe hes runnin a drum only on the rear on his shovel..
do you like sitting out in the middle of intersections?
on my chop i run no front brake, a disc on the rear with dual calipers and that shit still fishtails out all the time if you dont anticipate your stops.
gonna try to run something on the front on the build im working on. how effective are those mini's?
It's going on a 650.VAsteven said:What kind of bike is this going on?
In the heart of a major city...no dear and very few dogs...lots of insane cabbies and suburban dorks wanitng to plow into one just for the sheer joy of it...and yes I go the suicide/jockey route.growl said:Where do you guys live? I live in the country and have had deer and dogs and even a mountain lion bolt out in front... thankfull for the front disk each time.
Would like to see some pics of the drum after you vent it. Was thinking of doing it but never saw it done. I drilled the backing plate already.51rat said:vent teh rear drum before you try it, makes HUGE difference in fade... think about drilling the top of the drum where the pad makes contact ... say 2 very small holes 1/4" apart, every 3" around the drum? we do this with hot rods,.... drilling drums is just like drilling rotors, only makes wAAAAAAAAAAAY bigger difference, since drums suffer LOTS more from fade... or you could just drill side cover, but doesnt make as much of a diff, hard to drill top of drum on a bike, but i will be the first if noone else has!~!!! that ALONE makes an old car stop almost as nice as one with disk!!!