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You guys running modern forks with drum brakes - Where do you mount the brake stay?

I'm thinking of machining a spacer and using a long bolt into the upper caliper tab on the L side.

Of course I know I'm overthinking this but I would like to know what others are doing.
 

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I made a stay out of 1/8" x 3/4" Titanium and just ran it from the drum to one of the caliper mounting holes. Did require a small spacer at the mounting hole.
I'm running CB550/4 forks with a Suz T500 drum.
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Sheesh - Titanium!

I don't even have any tools that will cut that stuff. I know from experience it's a b*tch to work. Somebody once gave me some ti mesh - i soon realized why it was free when I tried to do something with it.
 

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Yeah it's a pain to drill...the stuff work hardens so quick that if you stop drilling you have to break through a little layer of hardened Ti to finish the holes....makes lots of bad cruchy sounds when you drill it. If I remember my rules correctly...Ti likes a high feed rate...low feet per minute....on a drill that means low rpm, relatively high pressure.

It's a blast to grind though....lights up the whole shop. I only use it for the occasional brake stay or bracket that I want light, but stronger than aluminum. But..once you get the part made....they rarely break, never rust, never corrode and you can use a propane torch to get them to turn neato trick colors.
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sorry, little scatterbrained as i'm going from this site to real estate sites, and back to the kitchen for more coffee. all is well in philly!

texy

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