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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy_d View Post
    Great. I already bought the bracket.


    Why don't you try the bracket/caliper just for fun.
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    When you get this "nailed down" would you drop me a PM and I'll put the information in the Wiki. Great work!
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    I have to stick my nose in here and say a few things here. I am talking from experience here as I was licensed to teach MSF and police pursuit and I was a driver education teacher.



    1. The rear brake on almost any bike (or car) is only good for 25-30% of the stopping ability. Therefore the front brake is much more important.



    2. I have never seen a CX or GL that wasn't capable of sliding the rear wheel if the brake shoes are good and the brake rod is set properly.



    3. Remember that sliding wheels always lead, so if your rear wheel is sliding from either braking or acceleration it will try to pass the front wheel, which means you will crash when it gets sideways enough.



    4. Sliding wheels have no steering. So, if you lock up your front wheel you will go in a straight line no matter how much you lean or turn the bars.



    5. The last point I want to make is that sliding wheels take longer to stop a vehicle than those that are turning.



    6. If you are going to hit something, never lay your bike down, almost no speed is lost in doing so,as metal and your body has very little friction when sliding and there is a greater possibility of sliding under a vehicle and getting run over. It is always better to hit something slower that faster. It is always better not to slide under a vehicle.
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    While the advice is really good, this is not the right forum for it.

    We trying to figger out brake upgrades and compatibility.



    'Stitch, I am going to try the bracket out, once it arrives. I haven't bought the caliper yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy_d View Post
    While the advice is really good, this is not the right forum for it.

    We trying to figger out brake upgrades and compatibility.
    What I was trying to get across was that the rear brake should be able to stop the rear wheel and the front brakes definitely should work the best. Also, that the brakes shouldn't lock up either wheel when applied for maximum braking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy_d View Post
    One uses a standard slide bolt, the other is . . . I don't know what the hell it is.

    It has a nut on it.
    It looks to me like that nut just caps a shouldered stud. Shouldn't function any differently than the bolt.





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    Okay, here is the bracket.

    It looks okay to me, but I don't know what the hell I am looking for (if there is a difference between this bracket and the other brackets).

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    CM450C Bracket in Situ. It does bolt up fine. . . but is it going to be compatible with ALL dual pot calipers?



    Anyone who has done this conversion. . . does this bracket look like the one you installed?

    Note the lack of the "bridge" that goes over the rotor.




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    Here is why I ask... take a look at the bracket design from what would go on a 1981 CM400C.



    Note that this bracket has a bridge that goes over the rotor.




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    I don't think it will fit the other calipers but it should fit that odd caliper you have.
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