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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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remove front brake

has any one removed one brake off the front of an 02 v-star 1100?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 08:23 PM
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Why would you want to?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why would you want to?
i put different wheels on the bike
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 05:37 PM
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Do the new wheels not have provisions for the dual disc brakes? If this is the case you will need to eliminate the dual brake line and replace it with a single line. I do not know how the master cylinder will react to operating a single caliper, since it is designed for 2. Many bikes have only a single front brake.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 06:47 PM
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I wonder how wise it might be to go to a single brake on a bike designed for a double system, since 2/3 of your stopping/brakeing power is in the front? Just a thought.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 05:30 PM
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I have to agree with Sugar Bear. Do the new wheels not allow for a dual rotor? Although I wonder if you can only go with a single rotor can you go with a better aftermarket multi-piston caliper-Brembo comes to mind. I'm not quite sure if a better caliper on a single disk can equal the stopping power of dual disks. I also think that Sugar Bear's other point about the master cylinder is a valid one. You may have to address that as well as I believe that there may be an issue with fluid volume and distribution if you alter the receiving end of the brake fluid.

While its not an answer, its at least food for thought. Do some extensive research. Be safe rather than sorry-brakes are kinda important ;~). Good luck. Post some before and after pics!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 10:44 PM
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I have to agree with Sugarbear and Tonyb on the loss of front brake power. I guess though the final decision is up to you and what kind of riding will be done.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 01:32 PM
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It can be done without any problem with the master cylinder. It will change your braking but you should be able to adjust to this change.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 10:09 PM
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650 uses a single. It is a much lighter bike. The 650 is very simular to the 1100. Brake parts may interchange. I am no expert so take it for what it is worth.
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