Thread: '78 r100/5
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by JonnyCash View Post
How do you feel about the drum front brake paired with that engine? I ride a 100s/5, and sure wouldn't want to be with anything less than the disk front end that I have. Yours is certainly an awful lot purdier than mine though.
Properly set up and adjusted, they're actually about the same effectiveness as the single disc. Not as powerful as a double disc brake... Just have to be a little more careful/alert but it's not bad. I wanted the drum front because I like the way it looks. After 3k miles, I can say I'm used to it and it bites pretty well...
1978 BMW R100, pre-war, vintage inspired custom, black & white
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