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TwinDad
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PostSubject: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:49 am

Hi all anyone thought about changing front calliper? Putting twin discs on?
Many thanks 
Sorry if this has been done to death!
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Steen G
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:38 am

Yes, I've started collecting parts to do it. Only needs a few bolts and some custom made brake lines.
I'm a Tool-maker so I don't think the machining will cause any trouble  8)
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:35 pm

er I think you'll find it hard to do on a VL as the hub won't take another disc. You may have to look out for a 1500 etc front end complete with wheel, disc's, forks etc... Could be expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:41 pm

Didn't notice it was for a VL800. I've got a VZ 800 Marauder that makes it a lot easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:11 pm

can i ask how Steen? i ask as i have just bought a vz front wheel for my c800/vl800.
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:43 pm

Sorry if I'm missing something obvious but why the heck would you need a second disc on the front?  
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:17 pm

Just seen the light and moved over from sports bikes not trying to do stoppies but as vl only has drum  and twin pot front single disc was just a thought
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:31 pm

Fair play Sir :]
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:43 pm

MarcinG wrote:
Sorry if I'm missing something obvious but why the heck would you need a second disc on the front?  

To stop the bloody thing! lol The brakes on the Intruder aren't know for their stopping power at all    fitting double discs is something that's way beyond my capabilities but I'd certainly have a go if it was a proven mod, All things come from idea's  
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:57 pm

Thought you may have to give the VL800 a written invite to stop. Nothing wrong with that just have to adjust my riding style, or look at a three pot brembo on the front
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:10 pm

Thinking about it I don't think I ever had to emergency brake so far.

I ride calmly, brake with engine and always leave ton of space up front.
Need to try to proper stop and see what the brake is like if you're saying it's so bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:56 pm

Squeeze the front brake to hard and it will lock up, how much more braking does someone need  :what1:
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:59 am

You need to drill holes in the front wheel and the left fork leg. Discs comes from a VZ 800/GSXR400(GK76)/RGV250 and the left caliper from a SV 650.

Why I'm doing it?
Because it's my bike and I like the looks of the dual discs and it makes it more symmetrical.
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:52 pm

Good answer Steen,straight to the point.   
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:01 pm

Makes sense to me  
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:17 pm

I'll wait till you put some pictures up of the conversion Steen before I make anymore comments.
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:29 pm

Steen, good to know someone feels the same way!  
Would like to hear how things go.
Good luck
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:17 am

Hey there, I was thinking of doubling the discs on my M800 (2012) too, I'd like some expert comments on what I thought:

front fork on my bike has 41mm inverted fork, so my first idea was to only change the left tube with one that allows the fitting of a disc, caliper, etc.
I assume this would mean changing the wheel as well, along with brake line (to double it etc). So that requires finding the damned tube, but I can't - not on the 'net, at least -_-'

Second idea: find an old bike with 41mm inverted fork and double disc, remove both tubes + front brake circuit (assuming the discs are 300mm) and install on my bike (with new wheel). Trouble is: I fail to find this information. I found a few places listing bike with 41mm forks, but they don't specify if they're regular, inverted, or something entirely different. Plus I would have to look at each and every one to find which ones have double discs (so two cross-referencing "trips" for each bike).

One more problem: I would assume that tube length is also an issue - enduro and trial bikes, for instance, would have longer tubes, right? - but that's another piece of information that's hard to find (I don't even know how long the tubes are on my own ride!!!)

So, what do you all think?
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:02 pm

I tried to figure some of the same info as You Raph but gave up in the end!
I feel you will have to look around bike breakers yards for a complete front end off something else OR look to the bigger twins as they have twin disk set ups already & you may come across a wrecked bike with a complete front end???
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:15 pm

Thanks Peter, I was afraid of that. I've asked my mechanic for more ideas (and/or parts that he may be able to get from Suzuki...), we'll keep looking.

BTW Steen, have you finished modifying your Marauder? Pictures, maybe?
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PostSubject: Re: Front brakes   Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:50 pm

Haven't even started modifying it yet, wife thinks a new kitchen is more important

Winter is long in Denmark so it wont be ready before spring, I'll try to remember capturing some pictures while converting the bike.
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