Hey, again, can some one take a rough measurement of the bolt spacing on the rotor? I'd think it'd be super if you did.
I'm talking about the guy with dirtbike forks meant for a 12" wheel.
not the ebrs elliot, the dude above bret
I want to know the bolt spacing on the rotor to see how difficult it would be to make an adapter plate to fit my moby split 6's, cause, duh the wheel is "riveted" to the hub, the rivets could be removed an a plate made to hold the rotor and then bolted or hell re-rivited back together in to a unitized wheel with a disc brake...
No, the forks are the same length as my damaged stock Streetmate forks. They are off a 2007 Kawasaki KLX 110 which sports a 14" rim so lacing in a 17" rim is no big deal. As for a fender, if I decide to run one I'll just weld on mounting tabs.
I tried to get replacement parts for my Streetmate forks but the prices are insane. I got this whole front end for $91 shipped.
this set up is solid as hell, but after last nights ride two things become apparent. one. tall handle bars are alot of fun and look awesome, but you can forget about tight turns. even though i could gain on the pack up hills and on the straights, the hard turns made me slow way down. the forks however were amazingly stable, and very responsive. there is currently no stabilizer bar available for these forks, but if you have ANYTHING other than high bars you do NOT need them. they take bumps and holes like butter and despite the loss of control with hangers are surprisingly smooth. if i put stock or drop bars on her it would be intense. elliot did a great job putting those on my bike, very professional. a little bit of ape twisting got the bars nice and tight, no problem. i agree though that some reinforcing would help, you can kinda feel it when you break hard. i recomend them to everyone.
I can attest to how rad these forks/brakes are, I got a chance to ride Josh's bike last night. Even though it was just down the block and back it was enough to realize the disk has some big time stopping power. Just a touch and your stopped anything more and bad things can happen.
Even with that short ride I took on the bike I felt the instability you were talking about. With the taller forks and the really tall bars the bike is a bit of a hand full. I bet if you get some lower bars and thus get some weight onto the front end yor confidence in the bike will go way up.
SO just on a whimn I tried calling the localplace around here that sells Tomos and Tomos parts, i wanted to know a price for just the rotor, Only the rotor, the disc part of disc brakes
finally after searching and being put on hold with bad garbled up muzak he comes back and tells me just the rotor is $126. Imagine that, the circular piece of steel is one third the cost of those forks. Hope they don't warp on ya!
That's why I said the Tomos forks are insanely over priced and had to go to plan B.
Call 1977 if you want a pair of these they can special order them pretty much on demand. I think the prices of parts will be cheaper from them as well.
as of right now the whole set up is in stock at 77s
Ugh, I was thinking about getting this before, was kind of hoping you would be like "they totally suck" so that I wouldn't piss away more of my money on mopeds
Patrick from Warbux/1977 Mopeds was at my shop last week. There is no reasonably priced Tomos disk brake EBR front end IMO. They don't control price. Tomos doesn't seem to care about the US market. As I understand it, they have serious in-house political problems that are effecting the US market.
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