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Old 10-30-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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help with 1976 R60/6 front end swap

Need some help advice....I just bought my "new" bike - 1976 R60/6 and after a first ride I was terrified with the braking of the front drum brakes so I immediately decided that I must do some front end conversion. Considering 2 options:

-I have good price for R65 single disc forks and R75/6 front wheel with disc. Will they "fit together"?

- i would like to swap it with front end with some jap-bike (with spoke wheels). This is my preferred option. Can you suggest me a bike which front end will fit with BMW r60/6 chassis?

I dont know...maybe Im askin some stupid questions but my mechanical knowledge is minus zillion. I would like to apologize for that and also for my bad English.

Thanks a lot
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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If the R65 has dual disk brakes this MAY be the best option IMHO. The single Ate disk on the R75/6 will disappoint you. In fact the drum brakes on an R60/6 can be made to out perform the single Ate disk. But I don't think you want to have GOOD brakes I think you want the BEST brakes.

I really don't think you will be happy with this bike ever. Get rid of it and buy something you will be happy with.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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If the R65 has dual disk brakes this MAY be the best option IMHO. The single Ate disk on the R75/6 will disappoint you. In fact the drum brakes on an R60/6 can be made to out perform the single Ate disk. But I don't think you want to have GOOD brakes I think you want the BEST brakes.

I really don't think you will be happy with this bike ever. Get rid of it and buy something you will be happy with.
I dont need best brakes. I just need brakes .. dual discs front with spoke 18/19 wheel.Thats all. This is a sort of my project bike. (even im idiot with mechanics).... I have 2009 Wee for every day ride....
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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The drum's are pretty OK when set up correctly... my R60/5 had two finger brakes....
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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As others have suggested: clean, lube and adjust the brakes you have before you go spending a bunch of money. They may surprise you. Yes, they take a little more hand pressure but can be made to work well.
I'm kind of glad I don't need to mess with brake fluid and besides, the drum brakes kinda fit the character of the machine. Just my humble opinion...
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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My /5 with a single disk ATE front end, converted to HB mounted MC brakes very well. Better in fact than it did with the dual disk ATE setup with the stock under tank MC. It's not great by modern standards, but I never want for more. I recently rode a friend's R60/6, and I agree with you, I didn't have anything nice to say about the drum front end.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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My /5 with a single disk ATE front end, converted to HB mounted MC brakes very well. Better in fact than it did with the dual disk ATE setup with the stock under tank MC. It's not great by modern standards, but I never want for more. I recently rode a friend's R60/6, and I agree with you, I didn't have anything nice to say about the drum front end.
JC....what parts did u used to convert it? Forks and wheel...
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