high fender

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by txtallywhacker, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. txtallywhacker

    txtallywhacker screw schedules

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    im puttin a high fender on, and i wanna convert to a single front disc. anyone done it or see any problems with it? f650 gs is same frame so it would work, but it has conventional forks....
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  2. Grits&Gravy

    Grits&Gravy Been here awhile

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    Some people just go to one rotor without changing anything, but it is my understanding that you should also switch to the F650GS master cylinder, which is designed for a single rotor. Something to do with the hydraulics and pressure applied to have the brakes function and respond properly.
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  3. txtallywhacker

    txtallywhacker screw schedules

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    thanks man, getting a single brake line made tomorrow, and im lookin for a 650 master cylinder as we speak.
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  4. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    The stock MC will still work, it will just displace too much fluid for a single caliper. Practically you are getting shorter lever travel at the expense of more pressure required, giving a more wooden feel.
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  5. txtallywhacker

    txtallywhacker screw schedules

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    dang I dunno what to do, just get two brake lines made or go to one disc...what would yall do?
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  6. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    I would run 2 lines from a junction to get rid of that weird set-up that BMW thought up. In fact, I think I will do that in the near future. Now proceed with your conversion :D
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