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hey there guys is there anyone out there with a single disk front break setup??

How does it work and handle, does it pull at all on heavy breaking? is there a side that would be better to remove then another side?

Thanks for your help in advance!!

I`m thinking of going this rout but want some input before I just in on this one!!!
 

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hey there guys is there anyone out there with a single disk front break setup??

How does it work and handle, does it pull at all on heavy breaking? is there a side that would be better to remove then another side?

Thanks for your help in advance!!

I`m thinking of going this rout but want some input before I just in on this one!!!
I have it on mine. There is a very small difference. Not that noticeable at all. I have always stayed away from the idea, just because I was afraid to try it. I like it alot, Major + is showing off that front aftermarket wheel. The bike still stops on the dime. I do have a steel braided brakeline too. I am sure someone will say the total opposite of me, but thats my experience. I hope this helps you. :bigthumbsup:
 

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ausome thanks Carlos which side did you leave off Does it matter you think? what did you do to the bottom mount on your fork?
 
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You will need to be aware of a few things. Your brake pads will wear quicker. your absolute shortest stopping distance will be longer. And most importantly, it will be possible to overheat the brakes on long downhill high speed riding. The 1500 intruder originally came with a single front disc. While running the little dragon on hwy 49 in CA I almost lost my brakes as they began to fade badly by the time I got to the bottom of the hill on my 1500. It was a consistant problem on the 1500 that's why they now have dual discs. These are heavy bikes and a single front disc will be less capable of handling the more demanding conditions of that weight. It's your choice, but I wouldn't do it. You're making yourself less safe for the sake of making your bike look a little better. Many do it. Do you think it's smart? Are you willing to make that choice of forgoing braking power that you might need some day? Then good luck to ya, your probably going to need it.
 

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Don't mean to offend anyone, but besides performance, I think it looks cooler with two rotors. Those massive sport type rotors are just another thing that sets our bike apart from the others.
 

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No front brakes?

Following this logic, take off both front discs and it will look even cooler!
Actually, back in the day, choppers had a "spool" front wheel with no brakes. Go go retro man, be the first nine with no front brakes!:D
 

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Following this logic, take off both front discs and it will look even cooler!
Actually, back in the day, choppers had a "spool" front wheel with no brakes. Go go retro man, be the first nine with no front brakes!:D
Humm Ummm NO!!!:joke: here is why I`m going with a single front break I just bought a used set of wheels and the front is already set up for single disk so before I spend a bunch of money on a new hub I`m going to give it a try the guys that are sporting a single disk now say it does change a bit but not much and they still have the ability to lock up the front wheel so chatting with the few guys that are running this setup I can say comfortably that I`m going to try it out and I`m thinking I will probly like it and live with it!! I am going to flush out break fluid and go with dot 5 fluid too!! I`m not this big racer dude and try to find out how fast I can take a corner I am a cruser I just enjoy the ride so I`m not that hard on my breaks at all!!!
 

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I only have one up front and no problem stopping at all. Lots of new bikes come out with only one rotor up front.
 

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Don't mean to offend anyone, but besides performance, I think it looks cooler with two rotors. Those massive sport type rotors are just another thing that sets our bike apart from the others.
I agree, I like the symmetric look of the two and it maintains the beefy look the nine deserves. jrrose69 you might consider matching the rotors to what ever style wheels you get, I can't remember who the manufacturer is but there are more than one that offer rotors cut in the same style as the wheels ....
 

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I only have one up front and no problem stopping at all. Lots of new bikes come out with only one rotor up front.
The only bikes with only one rotor are non performance bikes, the 109 is a 150mph machine it uses the same break system as the Suzuki 1000....
 

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The only bikes with only one rotor are non performance bikes, the 109 is a 150mph machine it uses the same break system as the Suzuki 1000....
Well, I don't ride it 150mph, I don't race around on it or go into corners where I have to do hard braking. Don't get me wrong, I do get on it on the highway and thru the gears, and also these bikes slow down pretty good just off engine braking. So for me and my riding it works fine. I also use both front and rear when braking.
 

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Well, I don't ride it 150mph, I don't race around on it or go into corners where I have to do hard braking. Don't get me wrong, I do get on it on the highway and thru the gears, and also these bikes slow down pretty good just off engine braking. So for me and my riding it works fine. I also use both front and rear when braking.
:agree: I with ya!!! I like to enjoy the ride and relax not try to see how fast and how hard i can lean my 9 that is not relaxing at all!!
BESIDES that guys come on I live in South Dakota the only tricky part of rideing here is dealing with 30 to 40+ cross winds!! It is FLAT and STRAIT everywhere around here!!!
 

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maintains the beefy look the nine deserves

I think I have the beefy look my 9 deserves with the 6" wheel and the 170mm metz tire!!! ya just thinking about it gets me beefy!!!:joke:
 
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