86 XL600R rear disc brake conversion...

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  • CrackiN

Posted December 21, 2004 - 05:30 AM


Anyone have info on converting the rear drum to disc on this bike?

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  • targetdrone

Posted December 21, 2004 - 07:33 PM


Are you having problems with the stock setup? The drum setup is fine on mine (same year and model). I haven't noticed any fade, and I can lock up the rear any time I want.

Changing to a rear disc setup will require: A new hub (or complete wheel if you already have a suitable unit), caliper, support arm to keep it from rotating, a way to bolt that to your swingarm (or a new swingarm), a master cylinder and a way to mount it to the frame, and a brake lever or a way to get the stock one to work with the master cylinder. Don't forget you will also need to make sure your brakelight switch will still work. :cry:

It ain't worth it. I'd get a newer bike before I attempted to modify the one I have.

  • CrackiN

Posted December 24, 2004 - 06:22 AM


Ok...I'm screaming uncle....I will take your advise...Maybe if I would just change the shoes it would make a diff.....Sure would be a lot less painfull on my wallet....thanks for the input....This project is in the trash...

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