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QUICK...someone tell me if the the front brake for the T500 Titan and the T500 Cobra are the same!!

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you wanna buy that brake? I will send you mine, but i measured it last night and it is 180mm.
It looks exactly like the one in the photo, but the seller does not measure it.
 

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Hmmm.... I KNOW the T500 Titan brake is 200mm.....I'm thinking maybe the T500 Cobra was 180mm?
Anyway....I'm only really interested in 200mm brakes or 180mm Honda brakes...meaning CB160/CB350

Doug,
I've been using a T500 hub on my bike for about three years now....pretty freakin flexible...but much of that could be due to my excessive use of the milling machine on it. It's definately delicate looking compared to the Honda hubs. Steve Baker has been running one on his CB350 race bike for a few years...and he goes pretty freakin hard. I've been trying to get ahold of another T500 setup to kind of check it against mine...see if I can find out if the problem is something I caused or if the hub is really that weak. No doubt...it's not a robust hub...but I'm hoping I can rebuild my confidence in the brake with some research....freakin thing will stand my bike on the front wheel no problem....and if I have the balls to pull hard enough it will carry the rear wheel into T3.

Recently I've been setting up my whole shop to do brake work...I enjoy working on them. Looking for an old brake lathe now....or maybe just a bigger shop lathe.
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johnny,

get it while it's hot: Ebay Item number: 4601401556

sorry, i didn't know you were looking.

gotta go, more crap to put up!

tex



Edited by - texmawby on Dec 31 2005 5:21:48 PM

Edited by - texmawby on Dec 31 2005 5:22:58 PM
 

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johnny,

i got one more out of the rim, interested?

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Pete T says that the B'stone front brake is the finest he's ever seen for Japanese bikes that size. Mine will pick the back wheel up.

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it is best to stay away from t500 cobra parts. Although most are interchangible with other t500s, cobra parts tend to be twice as much as the t500 stuff.

For T500 parts, just post to the suzuki two stroke forum. People there always seem to have an extra drum wheel lying around.

http://nova.fast-servers.net/~sundial/phpBB/index.php
 

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Tex...et al,
Basically I'm always in the market for some 180mm and 200mm front brakes. I'd like a couple of 350 Honda drums to do up...standing offer of $20-25 plus shipping for barnyard brakes.
So if anyone wants has them lying around they want to get rid of I'd be interested. Only want a couple of CB350 brakes as there isn't a big market for them....I'll take as many 200mm brakes as people can find. And of course T500 brakes, GT550 drums, GT750 drums. No NOS stuff, no race prepped, just barnyard stuff. I can only make it worth my while if I can get them for $20-25.
Wouldn't mind having an old BS brake, I've also heard they are good. They're 200mm right Doug?
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You know, the standard CB350 brake, when done over by Vintage Brake Inc, with racing pads, work really well. I run a slightly bigger 450 drum. Pete T. did my wheels and turned the drum to fit the hub/shoes which were done by Vintage Brake. I almost lifted the rear at the bottom of the hill at Frontier land...with two fingers. No shit.
 

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jb, i'll dig out all the ones i have. id almost pay you to take them. if youre at the banquet, theyre yours. ill have to look see what i have. ill drop you a note before hand. also, i have a friend whos looking to have his slopr 160 rebuilt. it was his moms from back in the day. i told him to drop you a note. he just wants a runner. hes a motor geek and wants a nice job done. just doensnt have time to do it himself. hes a super cool dude. i think youd dig him. maybe even more than aaron.

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Joe...no way he can be as beautiful as Aaron though.
I don't think I'll be at the Banquet but I'll be happy to pay shipping and a few dollars to encourage you to pack up a couple and send them. This is a business venture for me so I'm not looking for charity.

Ricky,
Yep...know just what you are talking about. With the VB setup T500 brake on my bike the rear tire was chirping like a bird with every downshift into that turn....probably the single hardest braking turn I've ever routinely taken on a vintage bike....tons of fun if you have the balls to pull the lever really hard and outbrake the guy next to you.
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probably the single hardest braking turn I've ever routinely taken on a vintage bike....tons of fun if you have the balls to pull the lever really hard and outbrake the guy next to you.
JohnnyB
Only place I've ever gotten any fade out of Pete's brake.

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