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Chia KK
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PostSubject: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 1:30 pm

Hi all,

Anyone ever upsize the front wheel brake disc from 256mm to 276mm?

From Spec:-
For model 2001-2007 original size is 256mm
for model 2008 and above original size is 276mm.

Please give advice

Thank you

Best regard
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PostSubject: Re: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 5:17 pm

I haven't heard of anyone making that upgrade. I wonder if they didn't just move to that size because it matched some of their other bikes, and allowed them to purchase fewer sizes. The smaller size seems to do just fine in stopping the scoot.

The only brake modification I've ever seen or heard of was on a bike that the owner bored out, modified the throttle-body, tire size, fairing etc. Some serious mods, the owner took a CBR fairing top and molded it into the Swing.
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PostSubject: Re: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 11:45 am

Hi Sweendog and All

From SW Specification:
For 2001 to 2007 model, front brake disc 256mm
Fro 2008 model and above become 276mm

My silverwing model is 2002, i wonder can just purchase the 2008 and above model brake caliper bracket and disc to replace it???Anyone can advise me in this issue?

From Honda OEM part, model 2001 to 2009, i found, they have 2 type of brake caliper bracket, one for ABS and other for non ABS model??? Really not should, anyone can help?


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PostSubject: Re: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 11:56 am

Chia,

What was your source of information on this change?
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PostSubject: Re: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 2:11 pm

Hi DennisB,

I felt that the stopping power for SW can improve further, I believe front brake disc up size, can make speed after 60mph or with pillion, more confident. From specification, SW 2008 and above , all come with bigger disc brake.

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PostSubject: Re: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 8:19 pm

I'm surprised anyone would think the SW is lacking in braking. I've had one incident where a car pulled out in front of me from a side street while I was traveling around 40mph. My wife was on the back and I had to modulate my front brake carefully to keep it from locking in that emergency stop. Even at that the pressure required on the brake lever was pretty light. I have no doubt that if one grabbed both brakes with a 'death grip' it would lock up both brakes and put the bike out of control. Of course if you have an ABS model things may be different.
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PostSubject: Re: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2010 5:12 am

Hi Exavid,

If with original softer front fork spring, i agree the front brake just working fine or just match.

But after install Hypro front fork spring with harder and more firm, then i think the front brake should follow with strong stopping power (with less finger force). I mean to upgrade the original brake system perfomance! May be i m wrong?

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PostSubject: Re: SW Front brake disc up size   SW Front brake disc up size I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 18, 2012 12:32 am

Anyone did the change from 256mm to 276mm. I purchase a new rotor which is 276mm overseas and found my 2008 SW is using the 256mm...
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