|Check out this cool
looking rear brake custom job. Cheap, and I think it
might actually stop the scoot!
|Toothy rear sprocket
- will this cause problems later? We'll find out...
|Seriously, there's a
motor in the frame now. It only took, like, two years.
I'm slower than snail spit.
|Before applying the
spiffy "aircraft quality" clamps.
So I had this banana caliper rig
on the rear and was ready to go with that, but Noooooo, I
spent some time staring at the bike and realized that it was
silly to have a dual PM (Pricey Mother) on the front wheel and
an old banana caliper on the back. I know that 90% for your
stopping power is supposed to come from your front wheel, but
not when your running a front end this long - I'm looking for
drag factor from the rear wheel.
So I dug around and found a caliper that looked like it would
work on the front end, so that allowed me to liberate the PM. A
quick trip to eBay and $10 secured and old Texas Ironhorse brake
caliper bracket (I think) and then I spent a bunch of time
trying to figure out how all this should go together and came up
with this rig. Yeah, the caliper is kinda low, but I think it
I went to yet another motorcycle shop going-out-of-business
auction here in Denver and wound up with an 11.5 GMA chrome n'
polished steel floating rotor for $50 (was $350!) and it bolted
right on to my hub, so I figure I'm good to go, plus the whole
rig looks like I spent a pile of cash and I bet it'll stop like
a big dog - we'll see, eh?
I also bolted the rear sproket to the hub wiht a pack of chrome
bolts I bought at the same auction for $2, I don't know if this
sprocket is gonna be OK, it's got 49 teeth, I think, so we'll
have to see if it ends up fitting or not. Chrome looks good,