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R80RS
« on: July 24, 2019, 04:02:01 pm »
Good morning tinkering, my R80RS now has twin disks

Looks much more "balanced"   :)









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Re: R80RS
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 04:09:31 pm »
Excellent job Steve. Now then, about those hideous amber reflectors on the fork tubes... :-\

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Re: R80RS
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 04:34:21 pm »
Mind the cat!

(And I appreciate the comprehenisve front mudguard. I can think of another bike that could use one of those.)

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Re: R80RS
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 10:31:59 pm »
Mind the cat!

(And I appreciate the comprehenisve front mudguard. I can think of another bike that could use one of those.)

The cat's called Poppy and is an utter killing machine, every time she's out for the day she makes at least 3 mice go to mouse heaven ... then brings them back as presents :)
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Re: R80RS
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 10:44:28 pm »
I've only ever owned 1000cc air cooled twins with twin disks as standard, and the brakes on those were pretty poor. I expect having only one disk made things a little exciting!

Nice conversion.
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Re: R80RS
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 07:36:48 pm »
the earlier ATE calipers were a bit pants, the later Brembo's were better. The OEM single caliper was a larger diameter piston but the upgrade kit is the smaller K100/K75 calipers.

They're not hugely better but noticeably better …. if that makes sense :D …. and aesthetically much better :D
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Re: R80RS
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 05:46:11 pm »
The Horseshoe Pass photographer snapped me again, on the R80RS this time :)



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Re: R80RS
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 06:39:29 pm »
Love the starburst effect on the headlight in the first one. Clever Mr PhotoMan.

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Re: R80RS
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 10:20:40 pm »
Strange how the callipers appear to be mounted the wrong side of the fork leg.
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Re: R80RS
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 11:36:37 pm »
Strange how the callipers appear to be mounted the wrong side of the fork leg.

Early Brembos were fitted forward of the fork. Later ones went to the back.
Well, that was the Laverda progression of brake position anyway. Front fitting up to around 1982, then rear fitting after that.