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October 16, 2021, 09:37:13 AMReply #15 on

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OK. I have given up trying to resurrect the pics of these mods. Dead computer.
I did the Mustang-inspired rear-axle flip. I couldn't work out how. Dumb-arse I suppose. The spacer/mount has a tang. I was not up to dealing with it. Mustang didn't tell me!!
So that led me to replacing the ridiculously hopeless (my opinion) rear brake spacer/mount. If that is what it is called. Where it deployed on my three T300/400's wore out badly.
I scored one off a 98 Trophy. Had to chop a bit off but its great. Its got a bearing!! What a great idea, John Bloor!! I think its a great mod. I hope you can see what I did. I respect you all, but I'm not going to pull it apart for a pic!! Of course the pics of the butchery are gone.
You will also see the small spacer to raise the chain guard. Little stuff to you lot, but there you are.
For my riding, a lowered Tiger is good. I also dropped the forks 20mm to match.
Oh, after this, I also didn't like the look of the way that the chain had to travel. I pulled the lower chain-rubbing-bloody-strip off (poor thing). Looked like it needed an adjustment after the other mods. Good grief! I ground a bit off the "stopper bit" (if that's what we may call it). Essentially to make a smoother, straighter run for the chain. Again, I wish I had the pics.
You lot may not benefit from these mods, but I have. These bikes are great, I think.
Bern.
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October 16, 2021, 10:46:55 AMReply #16 on

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Err. Last pic.
If you are interested in any way, this shows the chopped up bits of the 98 rear brake hanger. The bright bits, not black.
Coulda smoothed em out, but why?
Bern
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October 16, 2021, 05:10:32 PMReply #17 on

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The brake caliper carrier for Trophies / Daytona's only have a bearing in it because the carrier is fixed to the frame via the torque arm, therefore has to "swing" with the swing arm movement. The others, including the Steamer, with the top mounted calipers have a "static" carrier as the torque arm is fixed directly to the swing arm. There's only a rubber bush in the caliper end fitting to damp out any vibration during braking. I recommend securing the screw with blue locking fluid or wiring it as it can work loose, don't ask me how I know  :icon_rolleyes:

If you want a spare original caliper carrier to play with just let me know, I have a few  :icon_redface:
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October 29, 2021, 10:45:21 AMReply #18 on

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Thanks Sin.
They really are different birds. Your info is as correct as I can imagine. Perhaps mine hasn't been.
My gripe with the calliper mount is that it wears and becomes sloppy over here. Maybe the famous Aussie dust! The beautiful thing to me is that the connection to the axle (with the later mount) is much more secure, rigid and won't wear out in my lifetime. Better to use, IMO. Thousands of K's so far. Superior.
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