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In the process of replacing the front drum brake of my off-road TW with a disc brake, I purchased a 320mm (12.6 inch) brake disc from tw-parts.com.

I received it today and... what can I say, it's magnificent!







Here it is with some more ingredients for a TW that actually brakes: custom-made adapter for the brake caliper and a braided steel brake line.







Before I can install the TW125 fork and wheel that I got, I need to replace the steering bearings, but I think the bike should (finally!) be ready by Sunday.

I will post the rest of this "disquerisation" process (as we call it on the French forum!) as I go along.



And now I'll have to stop grinning.
 

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WOW. Can't wait to see how it works out.

Josh
 

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The disc is made by GoldFren, a Czech manufacturer, according to Macbig's specs (so I think).
 

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I thought Xracer meant the caliper adapter bracket.


oh, then yes, I guess Macbig has them made in Germany.

(to be honest I didn't even know what "shims" were before reading it here
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This is what the rotor looks like on the wheel:







And on the bike:



 

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That looks like some serious braking. I want to see a photo of you doing some stoppies now, supermoto style.
 

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Thanks, I'm very pleased with this mod, will have to wait a bit more to test it as the caliper I got is really crappy, but I will post my impressions as soon as I can for those interested.



 

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Dang, that's purty.



Be careful grabbing yer first handfull.
 

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I agree with everyone...that looks very cool. We are all looking forward to hearing about your test ride.
 

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That rotor would be destroyed at the first rocky creek crossing where I ride, nice street brake but I wouldn't want that on my offroad scoot
 

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It's okay, I enjoy comments of all kinds - unlike some of our extreme tuners




You caught me... to be honest, this is mainly for the looks and to be safer around town.

The only "off-road" I have done in 7 years of TW riding are a few large and flat gravel roads. I would like to learn something about off-road riding because I think it must be fun and very useful to improve one's riding skills, but here it's quite hard to find places that are open to motor vehicles. And to tell you the complete truth, I'd rather go trekking and enjoy silence and nature




If I ever engage in serious off-road riding I will cover that rotor or put on a spare stock one that I have, thanks for the advice.
 

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Now all you need is an ABS system so you don't go down in a panic stop. Maybe a bank of LED stop lights out the back so the car in back doesn't plow into you when you stop on a dime. Yikes!!!
 

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ABS... good idea




I wonder if I'm the only one who thinks that the TW stock brake is far from ideal... Maybe it's because I ride in a chaotic Italian city and not in a remote desert or mountain area.

And now that I think about it, this rotor would have been so useful in Paris... the scariest place I've ever ridden into
 
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