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hey everyone. my x1 is close to completion and it will defiantly have more power. I noticed my left front fork is ready for another caliper to mount up. is there a special left side caliper? what do I do for break lines. does anyone know any model tube frame models that has dual front breaks?
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I don't know of any that came with dual disks. From what I have read there aren't many left side calipers out there specifically made to bolt on.
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none of the 1992 and up Buells came with left side brakes from the factory. There was a special race kit made for S2s with a PM caliper but it is very rare and very expensive. I have one but it is not for sale.
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So is the easiest way to get to 2 CalPERS to do a front end swap
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So is the easiest way to get to 2 CalPERS to do a front end swap
That is pretty accurate. As NRHS said, the dual disk kits are nearly impossible to find, and sell for a heck of a lot more than you want to pay.

Why do you need a second disc?
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Because 2 is better then 1
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If your stock front brake setup isn't good enough, you may need a rebuild and new pads. It is rare that Buell owners ride hard enough to complain about only having one disc.

For looks though, I can see wanting a dual setup.
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I believe that it's worth the investment in my case as I am turning this into a race bike. Stripping down everything and improving anything. I am very used to one brake and it's fine. But under extreme heat and duress from intense braking on a track course may be to much for just one. Twin motorcycles makes a kit I am looking into. Upgrades to dual brembo
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Has anyone ever used or known anyone who has used TwinMotorcycles dual front brake kit? It comes with New everything and bolts right up. I think I am going to buy it. I know I could always switch front ends but im not sure of what the front end would cost. plus then I need a new triple tree.
opinions please. I will not purchase any of these mods until the bike is running and dyno tuned so we have time
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Another thing to think about is if your hub is taped for a rotor. The photo I posted in your other thread shows the aluminum adapter plate . Mine uses a nissan caliper If you would like I can try to find a part # and get photos of the adapter plate and you could fab one up.
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