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Old 11-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Mark Manley View Post
I would change the rear shocks first which should give the biggest improvement in handling. A stainless hose and handlebar mounted MC will make some difference but there will be no subsitute for double discs, preferably a Brembo set up but that will require a whole new front end.
I guess handlebar mounted MC for single ATE brake isn't really a big improvement. I think the ATE brake caliper is probably the weak link in that scheme. I'm thinking maybe total front end (wheel, disk, caliper & forks) replacement from something compatible from '90 era bikes. My '92 Honda Nighthawk 750 had single disk front that provided decent stopping power. I wonder if they're compatible. Those are available in abundance from scrap yard, I'm sure.
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