sidecar brake

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by kymbo, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    hi all the chair that iam going 2 install has a 10inch rim ,so thats going 2 be replaced by a13 inch with a four stud patten . has any one fitted a mini disc and caliper set up on there rig ,or something else cheers kymbo:wink:
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  2. ErictheBiking

    ErictheBiking Been here awhile

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    I had a 13 inch wheel on my Goldwing outfit.
    It had a drum brake with an electric brake installed.
    Braking effect could be adjusted for road and load conditions. No hydraulics or pipes.
    Very commom on trailers and caravans.
    Worked really well; I'd do it again in a shot.
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  3. sidecarcrazy

    sidecarcrazy grandad in gladstone

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    I have a Nissan 4 stud hub with a 15 inch wheel with a hydraulic disk brake on its own pedal, good for steering around left hand corners and helps with braking as I can brake side car & rear with one foot, am in Gladstone up north of you in SA
    PJ
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  4. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    We make a hub from billet that runs a 4 bolt pattern on 4 inch with a modified Citreon GSA rear brake rotor (about 7 inches) and is set up for a Brembo calipar. It runs on a straight one inch axle. We also make a hub with a 5 bolt pattern on 4.75 and it also has at BMW 5 bolt pattern for use with rear BMW wheels.
    Jay G
    DMC sidecars
    www.dmcsidecars.com
    866-638-1793
    jay@dmcsidecars.com
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  5. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I really like my separate sidecar brake. NB 'separate'.

    I really didn't like it when I had one plumbed in to the rear brake. I had no method of changing the hydraulics, so the sidecar wheel would lock & skip. I disconnected it fairly soon after I got that one. Yes, it was as instructed to Leigh, but it didn't work.
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  6. turkey380

    turkey380 turkey380

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    G`Day I put a kwaka 90 disc honda xr 250 caliper pit bike rear brake unit.
    I have it separate from the bike brakes as said before magic to slow bike down before corners Drag into fast left handers. Max Turkey Beach
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