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Old 10-08-2012, 05:08 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by gkaan View Post
i have a pending sale for my G650X-challenge which means I will have some funds to fix/improve my HP2E. firstly it needs a new rear drive
secondly, the fork tube is shot which is OK as i plan on calling FBI to discuss alternatives as the front end is still too soft for me even after installing heavier springs and fork oil. I have also decided that ill be doing much more on-road riding moving forward and am installing the supermoto wheels/tires and leaving them on for a season or two. This means i need to improve the front brake as it is great for off road but a litlle underwhelming for aggressive on road riding. It would be great to know what experiences folks have had with the front brake alternatives out there that would work for street riding? I will also be looking at rear shock if i don't run out of money first. I cant wait to get started!
How good of front brakes do you want? I have a radial 4 piston caliper on my HP2 E with KTM 48mm forks for my "street" set-up and I have a KTM 950SM front end (complete) that can easily be adapted to the HP2 E for a truly nice handling MegaMoto set-up complete with radial calipers and master cylinder from an S1RR.

The Stock SM wheel set is going to help with braking as it has a 320mm front rotor instead of the 265, but you're still squeezing with the very small front caliper so it's only a marginal improvement. QTM makes a radial caliper adapter for the KTM forks which can be adapted to the HP2 E. This will give you much better valving for comp/rebound which is the major weakness of the stock Zoke forks and there can be custom springs made for either fork, but even with the right springs the valving has to match.
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