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Heh... lets take 7000 lbs of chopper and slap a single sided disc brake up front.... I never understand that. Or even worse, that gay 360 brake thing (that tells you it can't stop a motorcycle over 700 lbs or one going over 70)


Oh, but nice lookin wheels AG

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Hey you would be surprised how well that single does... but yes, there are some brands that run dual. THe idea to single is to not hide the sweet rim behind it. Same idea in the 360




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I laugh at the guys who pull 1 disc off of their Busa....what were they thinking????
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Hey you would be surprised how well that single does... but yes, there are some brands that run dual. THe idea to single is to not hide the sweet rim behind it. Same idea in the 360
That 360 brake is about to get a major sling of lawsuits thrown its way.... they knew it was crap from their testing, but hid the results, and went on selling it anyway. The a whole lot of people realised oh chit! I can't stop in time for that..*WHACK*

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Yeah and now they are offering 60 day money back...




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Post pics of said 360. I'm not familiar.



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That doesn't look like it would stop a tricycle.



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Apparantly it won't

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More specific
http://www.360brake.com/

Its a nice brake setup and has great stopping power. But there is a heat problem... I know several guys with this on their chops.




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More specific
http://www.360brake.com/

Its a nice brake setup and has great stopping power. But there is a heat problem... I know several guys with this on their chops.
Looks like it would be great for cruising small distances or the local strip. Which if you are on a hardtail chopper I assume short trips and bike meets would be your liking.

But for hitting up the mountains where you are constantly hitting the brakes hard as you come in hot into a turn. You'd probably just want to keept he dual discs.

I myself prefer the Fred Flinstone method. It turns on the ladies.
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Real choppers dont have a front brake at all.....
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Looks like it would be great for cruising small distances or the local strip. Which if you are on a hardtail chopper I assume short trips and bike meets would be your liking.

But for hitting up the mountains where you are constantly hitting the brakes hard as you come in hot into a turn. You'd probably just want to keept he dual discs.

I myself prefer the Fred Flinstone method. It turns on the ladies.
choppers n cruisers dont go into turns that hot hence why the SB's always passing them, and some doing it rather stupidly I might add.
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choppers n cruisers dont go into turns that hot hence why the SB's always passing them, and some doing it rather stupidly I might add.
That's what I thought until last Friday. I went riding with some fast buddies on some very steep and twisty roads. A gentleman on a Harley Dyna Super Glide Sport joined us on the way up. I thought he would slow us down, but he was very fast.
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That's what I thought until last Friday. I went riding with some fast buddies on some very steep and twisty roads. A gentleman on a Harley Dyna Super Glide Sport joined us on the way up. I thought he would slow us down, but he was very fast.
oh yea ones that know wtf they are doing and not afraid to scap can go quite fast. But how often do ya see that tho??
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choppers n cruisers dont go into turns that hot hence why the SB's always passing them, and some doing it rather stupidly I might add.
Not to get back on the whole rear brake thing, but:

"· Instead of lifting all the weight off the back tire, due to the shift of bike weight common in current braking systems, the 360 Brake creates more down force and keeps better traction on the road. (In the typical brake set-up, the position of the caliper and distance from the axle center of rotation actually creates a “lever arm” affect that causes the feeling of being catapulted over the handle bars when the brakes are applied quickly, as in a panic stop.)

o Instead of the typical 80-20, or 90-10 braking, our brake is more like 60-40 front- to-rear, because of this dramatically reduced weight shift.

o This also allows you to brake harder with the rear brake and still maintain contact with the road, with less skidding.

o This is proven with a rider on the back of the bike. Just by tapping a conventional brake you slam the passenger into you and can lose control of the bike just from that force. While braking with our brake the passenger will slide forward, butt first, and not slam into your shoulders and arms keeping you in better control of the bike.

· This braking system brakes much smoother and a lot less violently than the standard rotor and caliper systems.

o It has been described as, “Braking into a cloud.” "

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What a load of crap. The force is applied at the contact patch no matter what tries to slow the wheel. These guys need a physics lesson.

The only cloud they'll be braking into is the one with the big white light at the end.

If it ain't violent, you ain't stopping.
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Not to get back on the whole rear brake thing, but:

"· Instead of lifting all the weight off the back tire, due to the shift of bike weight common in current braking systems, the 360 Brake creates more down force and keeps better traction on the road. (In the typical brake set-up, the position of the caliper and distance from the axle center of rotation actually creates a “lever arm” affect that causes the feeling of being catapulted over the handle bars when the brakes are applied quickly, as in a panic stop.)

o Instead of the typical 80-20, or 90-10 braking, our brake is more like 60-40 front- to-rear, because of this dramatically reduced weight shift.

o This also allows you to brake harder with the rear brake and still maintain contact with the road, with less skidding.

o This is proven with a rider on the back of the bike. Just by tapping a conventional brake you slam the passenger into you and can lose control of the bike just from that force. While braking with our brake the passenger will slide forward, butt first, and not slam into your shoulders and arms keeping you in better control of the bike.

· This braking system brakes much smoother and a lot less violently than the standard rotor and caliper systems.

o It has been described as, “Braking into a cloud.” "

From 360brake.com

What a load of crap. The force is applied at the contact patch no matter what tries to slow the wheel. These guys need a physics lesson.

The only cloud they'll be braking into is the one with the big white light at the end.

If it ain't violent, you ain't stopping.
I love my rear brake, aint my fault some are flat skeered of it
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As long as you don't go over 70


And what Chopper + Rider + all his gear (bandana and leather vest) weighs under 700 lbs?

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As long as you don't go over 70


And what Chopper + Rider + all his gear (bandana and leather vest) weighs under 700 lbs?
that would be illegal

And I didnt know choppers weighed less than 700lbs
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