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Old 04-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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What 4LS Drum in airhead forks

Am curious about what 4LS drums will play with BMW forks (and which forks), willing to go for K forks. Thinkng TZ, Oldani, Suzuki 750, Grimeca
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Am curious about what 4LS drums will play with BMW forks (and which forks), willing to go for K forks. Thinkng TZ, Oldani, Suzuki 750, Grimeca
I had the Suzuki 4LS on a Metisse T500 road racer and it was a right PITA to keep set up properly - shoe wear, differing stretch in the twin cables and so on. They have to be adjusted right to work effectively, otherwise you are dealing with multiple narrow pad widths gripping the drum out of synch. Unless you have some genuine need for a 4LS setup I'd stick with a properly sorted 2LS as they are a better system for normal road work.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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the Suzuki 4 shoe brake is way wider than the stock brake. you will need custom tripple clamps made to use the stock forks. JB
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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you should read the post by Chris of San Jose BMW about putting a Suzuki brake on on of his projects in the airhead section.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412101

he talks about the front end setup on page 5
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