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    Default Rigid rear sporty brake ???

    Anyone using their stock back brake setup on a rigid frame sporty? I figured since it also acts as a spacer i might as well try to use it... Has anyone shaved one down??? and just let it float with a single bracket like most custom caliper mounts??? Pictures please!!!

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    Something like this? Ended up running a threaded rod with ball joints on the ends like a springer brake set up for the adjust ability. It was the spacer on the left just as stock.
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    Exactly like that. Is that all you could shave it? What did you use to shave it? Yea im gunna do that but i think i might let it hang under and use something like a spinger ball joint as a mount.

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    I shaved off the slider where it goes around the stock swing arm. That is where I ended up drilling, top left side and ran down at 90 degree to top frame tube. Watch taking too much in that area or where ever you are going to attach. I was going to have it hang off the bottom but for some reason ( I cant remember why now) I wouldn't work right or I figured the torque force would be applied better this way than pulling away from the frame. I'm sure you could cut it down/skeletonize the stock bracket as you wish. This is the only pic I had of what you were asking for but yes it is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70schop View Post
    Something like this? Ended up running a threaded rod with ball joints on the ends like a springer brake set up for the adjust ability. It was the spacer on the left just as stock.
     photo 003-10_zpsec614750.jpg
    Can you take some pics of how you secured the break to the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPoor View Post
    Can you take some pics of how you secured the break to the frame?
    That bikes been gone for a little while bro, that's the only pic Ive got of that area. Top left side on the flat I drilled it and used a 3/8 or 1/2 rod end(ball joint) bolted to the bracket. Opposite end was another rod end and a plate tab welded to the tube. If you didn't want to use a tab you could drill the frame and weld in a threaded bung to attach the brake stay rod to.

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    Not the best photo but it's the best I can do from my office. You are correct; the rear caliper bracket also acts as a wheel spacer. I shaved the caliper and drilled and tapped a hole, then attached a small bracket from that hole to a tab welded into the lower frame tube to hold the caliper in place. The bracket holds the caliper upside-down, which will suck when I need to bleed the brakes, but so far, no problems.

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    i used the stock caliper, bracket. lines ans brakelight switch.
    it "floats" between the frame rails..
    Last edited by BMG; 04-29-2014 at 12:25 AM.

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