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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by thebisch, Dec 3, 2020.
Who has done it? Pics? Would you do it again?
A thread I have saved since I need to do this myself...
Thanks for the link! I'm not digging the angles that the switch and lever end up at. I think I will re think doing this!
Do yourself a favor, and switch to drum brakes.
Yes done, works well with the right sized MC, I have BMW drums on my R50, I’m not sure I would want them on my significantly faster R90.
with the right MC ATE brakes work well
Is this what we're talking about? Slash five style switch gear with a Magura clamp on MC. This is feeding a twin disc setup on my /2 conversion sidecar rig. I'd absolutely do it again and probably will put the same setup on my R90 if (when) my under tank MC ever starts leaking again.
I'm a fan. It's an inexpensive upgrade that provides a huge increase in braking performance. I fitted the Magura 13mm MC from Amazon back in 2012 to my single ATE R90/6.
I hacked off the brake lever and mirror mount part ...
... and bogged up the wound ...
I also turned up some bar extensions tapped M8 for bar end mirrors. This provides sufficient length for the MC clamp before the bend on the Euro handlebar. I like the extra leverage on the bars and the outboard mirrors are perfect for touring.
I needed to do the mod again a couple of years ago when I replaced the whole throttle (a Highly Recommended performance mod, especially if you add new cables and lightweight springs to the shopping cart). This time I left the mirror mount hole - to be used as a handguard mount along the way.
Re the OP's concern about the switch angle, I found that the switch is rotated back 10 to 15 degrees. It may look odd but I had no problem adapting to the changed position. The brake feels good and works so well - an astonishing difference - and the original cost was about $150 with a custom SS hose and fittings.
Well done Brun, excellent write up on the process.
As another data point I should mention that my current setup is running the 16mm Magura feeding a pair of Yamaha XS650 calipers and has an easy two finger pull on the lever with with awesome control. I'd bought both the 13mm and 16mm MC's but the 13mm couldn't move enough fluid for the dual Yamaha calipers.
I bought two of those Magura 225s for a project: one 13mm and one 16mm. Those are the only two sizes that exist. The 13mm was just a bit too mushy for the '81-84 brakes so I have the 16 on there now. I wish there were a 14 or 15.