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    87 front brake

    can an 87 be upgraded to disk brake, would i need a whole new front wheel ?

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    Hi TJ,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Yes, a front drum brake bike can be converted to a front disc brake. You would need the following from a 2001 and up model year bike, minimum:

    -Front wheel hub with brake disc and front axle
    -Front brake caliper, brake line, brake lever/handlebar perch with master cylinder
    -Lower left fork leg

    The easiest way to perform this mod would be to find an entire front end from a 2001 and up model year bike.

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post


    The easiest way to perform this mod would be to find an entire front end from a 2001 and up model year bike.

    Brian
    They have these front ends stocked at most Yamaha dealers, about $4600, a bit pricey but they do throw in the rest of the bike for free. I have an earlier and a later TW, I don't notice a bunch of difference in stopping power between the 2 except on long down hills on the street, the disc is a more fade resistant. Off road I prefer the drum.
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