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Hi all welcome to my first post.
I'll start with a bit of background, I live in Australia and have bought a CJ250T in non running condition to do up as a cafe racer. I have got the engine running (bent valve), bought 33mm tarozzi clip ons and universal rearsets, am half way through making a seat for it, as well as grafting a ducati rear tyre hugging guard to fit the massive 110 rubber lol.

When I got the bike home I realised the front brake was missing its non piston side brake pad. PPO (Owner before the guy I bought it off) had decided to keep riding it without a pad so the bracket on the inside is stuffed and the disc is a little damaged, (still within minimum thickness though ~7mm)

Master cylinder and the caliper both need to be rebuilt.

I really want to keep the front end as original as I can, but I don't want to spend money on second hand parts for an otherwise average brake setup.

My question is, what are my options? I have been searching around for a bit now and so far I have a few scenarios:
1. Rebuild a second hand caliper, get the disc machined, rebuild master and call it a day.
2. Swap front end for another with same headstock.
This one is the most interesting one I have come up with
3. Find a caliper and disc from a wreckers and use the centre hub of the front disc and mount the new disc to it, swap the front forks over so the brake is leading the fork instead of following it. And fabricate mounting bracket from existing holes for new caliper.

Thanks in advance. I'm sure this won't be my last post on here!

I have just joined flickr so I'll upload some photos when I get them on there.
 

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After a bit of pulling apart

ebay photo that won me over... lol

another pic after I got it home...

Some polishing

More polishing...

Seat ideas with original rear cowl

Steel remake of rear cowl

Carboard seat... Lightweight?? lol

Second remake of rear cowl

another shot... thats 2mm mild steel sheeting bent with a vice and hands...

Ducati monster rear hugger.
 
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