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?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
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)
true dat. good drums are quite expensive. it's no sweat to put 2 grand into a front wheel. the suzies are not in that class though, still, laced up they are a grand or better.The main problem with Suzuki brakes is the availability since most of AHRMA want or have them.
that's very kind of you. thanksThe ones that came on the first run GT750 was a Fontana 4 pad drum as I recall.
I think you still buy reproduction units for about 4000 euros
I shopped around Woody's today for something that would work for you but didn't have much time. I know the kind of stuff you're looking for, next time I'm there I'll do an extensive search and take photos of what he has.
300 lbs and 60 ponies would make for a very quick ultra responsive motorcycle and with a tight chassis a true joy to ride (a hundred mules or so at a stretch of tarmac or gravel)) but i fear with a classic Brit bike not a particularly reliable one, or a long-hauler,just curious.
instead of a brit-look retro-rocket, why not build up a real one?
you will never get 100 horsepower, but you can get 65 with some effort, and under 300 pounds wet is quite doable.