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    Give me Brake Advice

    Sorry to be such a busy body on the forums of late. I'm starting to plan my next project on my 1980 R100T(S)... and that project will be a MAJOR brake overhaul. I'm planning on doing the Speigler Rotor and Pad upgrade, but these things really need a Master Cylinder improvement too.

    Can you help? Link me to any story, forum, or vendor that you can. I really want to do my research and get the most bang for my buck.
    Thanks!
    murphy
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    Changing to stainless lines will make a big difference. Especially up front. I thought I needed to change the master until I did the lines. Rear disc is still weak, but you have the drum if memory serves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumran View Post
    Changing to stainless lines will make a big difference. Especially up front. I thought I needed to change the master until I did the lines. Rear disc is still weak, but you have the drum if memory serves.
    Sumran -
    I can always count on you! I guess what I'll do is send the rotors off to Speigler and go ahead and get their stainless brake lines at the same time. Moving to a more aggresive rotor and pad along with the steel lines I guess should help. I've seen modern Brimbo multi caliper's attached to old airheads and was hoping someone would chime in on that.
    Thanks again (as usual)!
    Murph

    BTW- I'm heading out with a group of riders to Maggie Valley NC August 11th to go to the Wheels thru Time Museum and Deal's Gap. I told all the guys that I'll be the old man in the back until I get some doggone brakes!
    Last edited by MurphyPeoples; 07-31-2007 at 07:38 PM.
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    sumran
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    If brakes are the problem, stay in the front and keep the throttle open!

    Let us know if you discover any great upgrades.

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