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Old 06-06-2011, 06:18 PM   #523
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Originally Posted by Terrytori View Post
Most people who study this shit say that the front brake does between
80-90% of our braking work for us.
When I rode choppers and bobbers in the late 70's/early 80's, the front brake was the first thing to go for looks and weight reduction.

Rear drums provided 100% of the stopping power!

I kinda like these newfangled front brake thingies!
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