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Old 10-28-2012, 02:09 PM   #16
crofrog
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Location: Annapolis Maryland
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Originally Posted by LukasM View Post
Have you actually tried a single disc setup or is this all theoretical?
I rode around the house like that by just swapping banjo bolts and pulling one caliper off.

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I can (and do) live with the additional risk that a 0.4" lower rotor brings, not an issue in real life IME.
On your hard core adventure tourer your not worried about getting it through rock gardens in once piece?

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With a 21" wheel and a TKC type tire even repeated stops are not going to overheat a single disc.
Long downhills, 2 up with luggage can put allot of heat into the system.

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And again, if you want to use it primarily on tarmac - presumable with a stickier tire - then the Motomaster caliper is very simple upgrade. Those hold up even on the race track in the heavier and more powerful 990 as some other inmates have tested.
Calipers have very little to do with heat management. With the exception of the increased fluid capacity. With good brake fluid though you're allot more likely to get pad fade instead of fluid fade.
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