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burning_rubber
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HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by burning_rubber on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 12:21 am

i have a rear disc  set up on my 1997
and want to go to a simple drum set up

i no it may be crazy but after a long trip ( see photos)  i found the disc is not for me, 
and i want to swap with some one who has a drum in good nick  


any takers, am in the south west 


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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by tt fan on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 7:05 am

Can't help with drum parts, sorry!
The trip looks amazing will you be writing about it or posting any more pics? Could you at least tell us about your route please?
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by ZekeVal on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 8:49 am

Sorry, can't help with the drum brake either ;p
But that trip needs some explaining, YES !! Very Happy
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by stormbringer on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 9:17 am

I'm curious; why are you not satisfied with the disc brake? To me, the rear disc delivers plenty of 'feel', has enough bite and requires very little maintenance. Methinks, what more do you want?

Some say the drum is 'better' in the wet. Dirt-resistant?

I'm curious.

And that goes for the pictures as well. I see cyrillic lettering - niiice. Tell us more!
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by burning_rubber on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 1:11 pm

hahaha ill get round to a real post soon, heres the map

i just cant stand cleaning the rear brake tbh
and the wife's cb250 (she only passed a month before the trip) 
is a drum and i find it super easy to work on. no brake fluid no seals just easier



also i think drum brakes can, when used well, be as good as the disc
also less bite can be good for off road. (Think gravel/sand)

now i am back and want the bike to be even more simple to live with (i know the cb500 is easy but you know) 
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by Crash- Elmit on Sat 24 Mar 2018, 1:38 am

I think you may have to change your swing-arm as well to be able to fit the torsion bar that keeps the drum from turning when the rear brake is applied
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by burning_rubber on Sat 24 Mar 2018, 1:49 am

yer, if any one has the drum set up, ill swap all the disc parts for all the drum parts
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by ANDYC on Sat 24 Mar 2018, 10:09 am

Most of the racing guys want to upgrade to disc from drum brake so I'm sure they will be able to help you out there.
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by stormbringer on Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4:48 pm

@burning_rubber wrote:hahaha ill get round to a real post soon, heres the map
Friggin' Mongolia???

Wow!

By all means, please put together some sort of journey diary or whatever for the rest of us to gawk at. This is mucho interessanto!
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by Ice-Man on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 1:37 pm

I got what you need. Full complete rear end from the '93 CB 500.
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by cb500rider on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 3:24 pm

Have tried different brake pads because the standard version (organic type) give a softer feel in braking that feels more closely to the Drum braking if travelling a lot through moderate to heavy traffic while the other (sintered version) grips far better for more sharper breaking when needed in an emergency situation or having to come down from motorway speeds sharply due to using off ramp or traffic build up ahead.

Personally, I would go for brake disc use any day over drum brake versions, as you get better control & breaking with them.
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by Beresford on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 9:36 pm

@cb500rider wrote:Personally, I would go for brake disc use any day over drum brake versions, as you get better control & breaking with them.

The problem I have found is that there is a trade off using sintered pads. The disc wear becomes expensive, about 2-3 sintered pad changes and the disc is clapped out and needs to be replaced also.
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by Cally4x4 on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 9:55 pm

I’m running a drum rear all good if you want to swap? Also what is that front fairing you have there?
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by jerry atkinson on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 12:21 am

Totally agree, much prefer drum brake, less maintenance and the back wheel far easier to put back on than the set up with the disc brake caliper having to fit into the groove in the swingarm. The older,mid 1990s model made in Japan is better than the 1997 onwards in my experience.Good Luck with changing over, isn't there a slight difference in drive chain lenght as well?

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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by sullivj on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 7:09 am

I'm surprised you didn't all follow Matts AMAZING adventure on Facebook. I posted about it AGES ago.
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by Crash- Elmit on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 11:42 am

not everyone on here uses that info gathering site so were unable to.
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by burning_rubber on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 1:37 pm

@Cally4x4 wrote:I’m running a drum rear all good if you want to swap? Also what is that front fairing you have there?

fairing is a powerbronze viper, only got it as it was cheep second, helps to keep the wind off a bit

where are you located ????
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by burning_rubber on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 1:38 pm

@Ice-Man wrote:I got what you need. Full complete rear end from the '93 CB 500.

are they off the bike ? 
if you don't want to swap how much would you want?

this is looking more hope-full
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by Cally4x4 on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 3:01 pm







fairing is a powerbronze viper, only got it as it was cheep second, helps to keep the wind off a bit

where are you located ????

You done well to find a powerbronze I’ve been looking a while. I’m in Upminster Essex. Where are you?
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burning_rubber
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Re: HELP i want downgrade to a drum set up

Post by burning_rubber on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 5:27 pm

@Cally4x4 wrote:







fairing is a powerbronze viper, only got it as it was cheep second, helps to keep the wind off a bit

where are you located ????



You done well to find a powerbronze I’ve been looking a while. I’m in Upminster Essex. Where are you?

i'm in the west, Wiltshire  so might be a little far unless you want the ride  Smile

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