Yep, my front drum brake is as good as a single disc brake. And has no master or slave hydraulic cylinders to start leaking at the worst possible time. Or pads that lock up solid after getting ready for Spring riding. Or high pressure hoses that weather crack and need replacements so they won't burst on a panic stop. Or accidently spilling hydraulic fluid on a beautiful painted gas tank.All the above has happened to me over the years. I'd rather just worry about a cable and end ferrules.Regards, Foggy
For me personally, the mechanical aspects of the Bullet or any other motorcycle or car for that matter, outweigh my desire to ride or drive them. I love the chase and the mechanical challenges.
Quote from: hutch on October 18, 2007, 03:32:44 PMRegards, Foggy Thank you for that refreshing comment Foggy. You can always tell who has been riding for years and beginners sold into the "works better, less maintainance line" The same people that fed them that line forgot to mention that the new set up is also more expensive to replace and more things can go wrong with them. I remember my cousin Mike had a Japanese bike with disc brake and the piston would stick in the caliper. He would touch the brake let off and start a turn only to have the front tire slide out, and down he would go. After about three times I asked him when he was going to fix that. "SOMEDAY" I told him I could fix it for him right now. I slid a pipe over his break lever and broke it off. He never did fix the caliperpiston. Too expensive compared to a cable. He usually rode old Triumphs with drum brakes. Hutch
They burn out their rectifiers (literally) and as they are placed under the seat are know as 'rectumfriers' for obvious reasons.
Quote from: LotusSevenMan on October 19, 2007, 04:03:35 AMThey burn out their rectifiers (literally) and as they are placed under the seat are know as 'rectumfriers' for obvious reasons. I never did understand the logic of putting a rectifier under the seat. I put a solo on my Bullet so no problem. On my Savage I relocated it to the side of the rear fender in front of the shock where it was in the airstream for better cooling. Hutch
[snip] For me personally, the mechanical aspects of the Bullet or any other motorcycle or car for that matter, outweigh my desire to ride or drive them. I love the chase and the mechanical challenges. [snip]
drum brakes. Hutch