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Offline Jim Snyder

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Re: Brake conversion food for thought
« Reply #125 on: March 24, 2015, 10:28:27 pm »
I started to put my new adapters on today and the shims are no where thick enough. I will need to go atleast twice the thickness of the shims they sent me and longer bolts to. Oh well another trip to the hardware store.
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Re: Brake conversion food for thought
« Reply #126 on: March 25, 2015, 12:22:06 am »
Jim, you have the 320mm rotors right?
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Re: Brake conversion food for thought
« Reply #127 on: March 25, 2015, 12:16:28 pm »
Jim, you have the 320mm rotors right?

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Re: Brake conversion food for thought
« Reply #128 on: March 25, 2015, 07:05:32 pm »
Ok got the new radial caliper brackets mounted today. The spacers they sent me were no where close to being big enough.
I told them I was running 320 rotors but the the spacers were not right. Plus the longer bolts they sent were not long enough
either. Two trips to two different hardware stores solved the problem. I got some longer 10mm X 1.50 thread bolts and some
3/8" X 3/4" X 3/4" steel/zinc bushings that were just right. Now the only issue is the speedo cable.
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 What was your solution to getting the speedo cable back on and not be in a bind?
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Re: Brake conversion food for thought
« Reply #129 on: March 25, 2015, 11:21:49 pm »
Jim, as far as the speedo cable is concerned all I did was rotate the drive catch stub that rests between the catch nubs clockwise on the forks. This brings the nub behind the two points on the forks. I know I will eventually need to get a longer cable. So far no issues. I mentioned this in my earlier posts. Once the axle nut and pinch bolts are tightened, speedo cable can't rotate anyway. Give it a try and you will see it is not in a any kind of bind.
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Re: Brake conversion food for thought
« Reply #130 on: July 02, 2019, 11:22:08 pm »
I know this is a really old discussion, but trying to help someone find out where to buy the radial type adapters.
I read thru the discussion and don't see that information?

Can someone please tell him where/what to purchase?

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