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  • #26751
    Ken Moncrieff
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Since my last posting re that brace I’d fitted, I didn’t like its looks much or its extra weight to the suspension and have now discarded it.
    Instead I’ve made both brake calipers “full floating” on their 10mm bolt mountings which has solved the “loss of pedal” problem on hard right hand corners, completely, and the whole system is now working perfectly under all conditions.

    #26752
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Post a pic @ken_moncrieff

    #26870
    Ken Moncrieff
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Here are some other pics.

    #26890
    Ken Moncrieff
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Since my last posting on these leading legs, I’ve abandoned that lower brace because of the extra weight and its poor looks, with a perfect brake mounting system. That is, full floating mountings for the brake calipers. The brakes now work perfectly under all heavy right or left-hand cornering driving.
    The legs have since been approved and certified by our State Transport Department engineers.

    #27014
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Found this pic of a setup of a Ducati Scrambler, dunno about the mount on the fork staunchion though.

    #27147
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    DMC sidecars have produced some leading legs for the BMW RnineT

    It looks like they have also used it to get a little more ground clearance.

    #32910
    Ken Moncrieff
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Here’s a picie of one of the calipers before fitting it. The large threaded collars provide adjustment for the floating process….usually about 1-1.5 mm of float is enough. High temperature 0 rings on either side of each cliper arm, allow for a bit of extra float to absorb any back pressure on the caliper pistons, thus avoiding a loss of “pedal” after taking sharp corners. ( ie what is termed “brake pushback” often found with some leading legs.

    #33059
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @Ken_Moncrieff said:
    Here’s a picie of one of the calipers before fitting it. The large threaded collars provide adjustment for the floating process….usually about 1-1.5 mm of float is enough. High temperature 0 rings on either side of each cliper arm, allow for a bit of extra float to absorb any back pressure on the caliper pistons, thus avoiding a loss of “pedal” after taking sharp corners. ( ie what is termed “brake pushback” often found with some leading legs.

    That’s some nice work @ken_moncrieff, what bike are they for again?

    #34588
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

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