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Mean Streak rear wheel/brake mod
« on: July 18, 2018, 04:50:42 pm »
Here's my version of the C10 Mean Streak 17" rear wheel conversion.  Credit to Yamahawk for the inspiration.  I had time to mock this up while waiting for a new driveshaft to arrive.

I had difficulty finding a machine shop with the equipment to machine the wheel, so I went with using the MS rear caliper, disc, and bracket.  I was able to take off the necessary material from the bracket myself.

I found an extra C10 brake stay with the plan of fabbing up a longer version to clock the caliper back, per Yamahawk's installation.  To my delight, I discovered that since I run a Givi saddlebag/Happy Trail rack setup, I had plenty of clearance to leave the caliper in the stock C10 location.  So all I had to do is cut off one ear of the stay, drill out the hole, and get a shorter M12 bolt (trimmed to approx. 22.5mm) to fasten stay to bracket.  The pic of the trimmed stay is at a bad angle & makes it look like it's touching the disc, but it's not...it's even with the inside of the bracket.


The brake line is a bit long since I had ordered one with the idea that I would have to clock the caliper back, but it still works.  The stock C10 line is a couple inches short.

The nice thing is I can throw the original C10 parts back on in no time at all, should I ever have to get rid of the bike.
Tom Hunt
Lawrence, KS - Kansas AAD - COG #9207, IBA #68392
1998 C10, 104k miles (mine)
1994 C10, 35k miles (SWMBO's)
2002 KL250 Super Sherpa

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Re: Mean Streak rear wheel/brake mod
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 12:48:55 am »
Are those Soupy's lowering links? Loved my MS wheel conversion. I end up powder coating both wheels when I got done with the 17" conversion front and rear.
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Re: Mean Streak rear wheel/brake mod
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 04:37:10 am »
Are those Soupy's lowering links? Loved my MS wheel conversion. I end up powder coating both wheels when I got done with the 17" conversion front and rear.

They are Soupy's. I love the adjustability, especially as I keep screwing with my suspension geometry/ride height/weight load. I had them a bit too low on my trip and was bottoming out once or twice. I adjusted them to sit higher with the lower MS wheel (170/60-17 Metzeler vs. 160/80-16 Dunlop Elite 3), but I went a bit too far.

Will adjust later when I go back & tweak the brakes. Still have air somewhere...the twin pot Tokico with 2 bleeders seems a bit tricky to get all the air out.
Tom Hunt
Lawrence, KS - Kansas AAD - COG #9207, IBA #68392
1998 C10, 104k miles (mine)
1994 C10, 35k miles (SWMBO's)
2002 KL250 Super Sherpa