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cherry 19" spoked drum brake front wheel wanted for 450 lb 100 hp Brit-look retro-rocket; project prefer boranni or shouldered akront ; 18" back wheel wanted too - cable preferred

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cherry 19" spoked drum brake front wheel wanted for 450 lb 100 hp Brit-look retro-rocket; project prefer boranni or shouldered akront ; 18" back wheel wanted too - cable preferred

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has anyone had experience with the 7" 2ls units from India? Royal Enfield but marketed for most classic Brits. They look good but do they work. Anyone had theirs ar4ced-in?
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I looked at them several years ago for a project XS650.
Shoes are pretty narrow as they are based on 1950's design (unless there is now a new version?)
You could probably get a Honda CB72/77 front wheel easier and build it with a shouldered rim although Boranni and Akront are pretty expensive.If your going to that expense though it would be better for a heavy bike to get at least a 4ls set up (double sided TLS) Another alternative could be a BMW R series TLS as they are easier to find than Suzuki 4LS (and much cheaper)
 

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I looked at them several years ago for a project XS650.
Shoes are pretty narrow as they are based on 1950's design (unless there is now a new version?)
You could probably get a Honda CB72/77 front wheel easier and build it with a shouldered rim although Boranni and Akront are pretty expensive.If your going to that expense though it would be better for a heavy bike to get at least a 4ls set up (double sided TLS) Another alternative could be a BMW R series TLS as they are easier to find than Suzuki 4LS (and much cheaper)
 

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Just providing some alternatives as no one had replied.
An early CB450 would have a TLS and 19" rim, maybe someone has a former 'race' wheel with alloy rim? 450 would be 40 spoke so stronger than more common 36 spoke on smaller Honda's
 

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hi Crazy PJ I remember you from the XS650 Garage back when Pamco Pete was putting together a dwell effect points eliminator mounted on a baby food jar lid. Im building a Black Lightening homage from a SV1000 S So, 4 sure that aint the brake for that m/c. The bike should weigh maybe 20 lbs over what a stock xs1 did and put out 90 hp thanks for looking. BTW i laced a brake like yours to an akront on one of my 650's, betor forks too.
 

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Honda carried that wheel over on the CL when the CB got a disc. Suzuki GT 550/750 has a pretty good drum front too.
 
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