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    cb350 front drum / t500 front ?

    I know i have asked this befor but i have found a 1973 t500 front
    and i havnt taken a good look at it but from what i could see it looked to be the same size. is it? or should i stick with the cb hub.
    any help is great. thanks eric


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    Eric,
    It's not the same size. It's considerably bigger. The T500 is 200mm, the CB350 is 180mm...and kind of a weak 180mm. Actually the CB160 brake is better than a CB350.
    A properly setup T500 will offer about 30-40% more stopping power than a CB350 brake.
    Is this for a race bike or the street?
    JohnnyB


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    doing the mods on the t500 seems ok. but is there alot with the cb160?


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    I wouldn't bother replacing it with a CB160....the swap should be very easy though. The 160 is a marginally better brake. Same size as the 350...but with somewhat better geometry and a higher quality level. Like steel pivot bushings, wrap around shoe pivots etc.

    Before I'd swap in a 160 I'd just throw some Ferodo shoes in your 350...which can be had off the shelf from Vintage Brake.
    JohnnyB


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