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Old 08-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #991
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Baza, do you ever go to 650 garage?
I'm 2manyrides on that forum.
Have not been using it as much in the last couple years because of ADVRider.

http://xs650temp.proboards.com/
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #992
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Had a bit of a look, could spend hours in there!, gotta behave & get into the workshop for some spannerwork
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #993
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After some hard riding on my XS/sidecar I can tell that I am going to need some more stopping power for the extra weight. Its not so bad by myself but when one of the kids is with me I am concerned about the stopping distance.

I guess my choices are dual disc in the front or replacing the rear drum with a disc.


I would guess to cheapest way would be to go with another disc on the front but what is involved swapping the rear drum for a disc? Did they ever make a spoked 18" rear with a disc?

Another option I might consider is swapping the whole front end with something else with a little stiffer springs and dual disc . Maybe an XS1100 or something like it.
Another option is to install a Brembo 4 piston caliper on the front. Should be able to use your existing stock disc and stock master cylinder.

I installed the 4 piston Brembo calipers on my front and on my rear. 1978 SE.............I'm using my stock discs and stock master cylinders, and gives much better braking than stock.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:16 AM   #994
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Another option is to install a Brembo 4 piston caliper on the front. Should be able to use your existing stock disc and stock master cylinder.

I installed the 4 piston Brembo calipers on my front and on my rear. 1978 SE.............I'm using my stock discs and stock master cylinders, and gives much better braking than stock.
MikesXS & 650Central both have good looking replacements,
where did you get yours from ?
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #995
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Another option is to install a Brembo 4 piston caliper on the front. Should be able to use your existing stock disc and stock master cylinder.

I installed the 4 piston Brembo calipers on my front and on my rear. 1978 SE.............I'm using my stock discs and stock master cylinders, and gives much better braking than stock.

That looks like a great option but a little out of my budget for this build. I think I found a kit that will let me go with twin disc on the front using XJ-750 rotors.

http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthrea...isc+conversion

I'm going to fab up a mount this week and get the sidecar brake working and see if that helps for now.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #996
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That looks like a great option but a little out of my budget for this build. I think I found a kit that will let me go with twin disc on the front using XJ-750 rotors.

http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthrea...isc+conversion

I'm going to fab up a mount this week and get the sidecar brake working and see if that helps for now.
Nice one, thanks for the link
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #997
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Had a bit of a look, could spend hours in there!, gotta behave & get into the workshop for some spannerwork
Cheers
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Oh ok, I take it you're not a registered user there. Just wondering cause there's a ton of knowledge there. A little slow in usage so answers don't come as fast as here, but lots of info...
For those unfamiliar it's the 650 garage...
http://xs650temp.proboards.com/

Tell-em 2manyrides sent you...
Not that it'll do you any good!

My 650 has been the transportation machine for the last month with my second job. My BSA must be mad at me for that, cause it took quite a few kicks to fire her up for the first time. And thereafter took three kicks the next couple starts. but today she's back to a one kick.
I guess she got over it!

And they both must be pissed cause I did the yearly "big" camping trip with two of the dirt bikes...
The dirt bikes don't get mad cause they know they can't do what the 650 can, they just wait their turn.
Treating one to a new tire and chain this weekend.
Sometimes you can run yourself to the edge with all their demands for replacements!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #998
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MikesXS & 650Central both have good looking replacements,
where did you get yours from ?
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I bought the calipers from www.gothamcycles.com. I made up my own adapter brackets from 3/8" aluminum.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:08 AM   #999
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I bought the calipers from www.gothamcycles.com. I made up my own adapter brackets from 3/8" aluminum.
Nice bit of fabrication there, look like they'll do the job with style
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:57 AM   #1000
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Found a few more home-grown photos from Griffith 'o9

Pete's XS2

Rod's '74, 750 kit with 277 crank

Hooky's XS1
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:16 AM   #1001
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Oh ok, I take it you're not a registered user there. Just wondering cause there's a ton of knowledge there. A little slow in usage so answers don't come as fast as here, but lots of info...
For those unfamiliar it's the 650 garage...
http://xs650temp.proboards.com/

Tell-em 2manyrides sent you...
Not that it'll do you any good!
I'm a registered user, just forgot that I was, as I said, I'll explore it one day, just haven't got around to it,
Cheers
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #1002
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Mrs Ghost wasn't happy, but we were soon on the road again

Out & about yesterday, had trouble with Pamco ignition!, pin came out again, will be making a washer to go over them & stop the problem, [silastic only a stop gap measure!]
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:15 PM   #1003
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when you do post photos of your fix.
(not how you fixed the wife's attitude...the pamco)
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #1004
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when you do post photos of your fix.
(not how you fixed the wife's attitude...the pamco)
Will do, think I should make the washer in Alloy or steel?
You having trouble with yours again?

Cheers
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #1005
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Will do, think I should make the washer in Alloy or steel?
You having trouble with yours again?

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If you mean the washer that covers the 4 magnets on the rotor, use steel for that one.
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