Disc Brake for XR 500


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  • Rod Green

Posted December 25, 2004 - 11:40 AM

#1

I want to install a rear disc on my mint condition 1984 XR 500.
Some say don't be an idiot but has anyone done it?
I realize the parts that are needed(swingarm,linkage,shock,wheel,caliper,
master cylinder,pedal) but which ones will fit?Ebay always seems to have
a bunch of parts so supply doesn't seem to be a problem.
The bike already has a WP front suspension and Magura brake on it, so
I don't have a problem with doing some fabrication to make the retrofit work.
And no, new shoes are not the answer, we ride in the rockies and shoes generally last 5 or 6 rides.
Thanks for any help.

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  • roadcam

Posted December 25, 2004 - 11:43 AM

#2

if the idea is just to have something "different" for a project, go for it, ... enjoy ... but rear brakes aren't all that critical on a dirt bike, if you can lock it up with the stock drum, not much to be gained , IMHO ...





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