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Reply #45 - 07/29/19 at 04:14:08
 
badwolf wrote on 07/26/19 at 20:20:34:
The dual piston caliper is the biggest boost in power, the bigger disc is just iceing. And the holes tell other Savage riders that 'something's' different.


The caliper I used is from a Suzuki SV650.
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Reply #46 - 07/29/19 at 09:59:18
 
philthymike wrote on 07/26/19 at 15:56:58:
Cheers!

Just a FYI: a 1981 GS450 19" front wheel can mount two rotors.

Just in case I don't like how my bike handles with a 16" wheel which came with the pair I bought last month. Plus I needed the 450 solid rotor. I obtained this 19" wheel for $40. I pried off the plastic cover on the hub and found this.
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Does yours say "tubeless" anywhere on there?  I have an 81 450E in the garage and am interested in using the wheels on a 650 build.
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Reply #47 - 07/29/19 at 11:05:40
 
Suzuki used those wheels from the late 70's thru the mid 80's, both tubeless and tube type, in 1.85 & 2.15 widths. 450's up to 1000's. The best one to find is a 19 x 2.15 tubeless and 1 or 2 rotors with it.
If you use a rotor (disc) that is vented you should switch to the dual piston caliper from a SZ650. (best option, but you will need to make a bracket ) If you want to use the stock caliper and not make a bracket, you will need to have a solid rotor turned down by a shop ($$) and end up with the same weak brake as you started with.
The bracket is not too hard to make (see my post above) and the results are well worth it.
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Re:  Cast Wheel Conversion with Pics
Reply #48 - 07/29/19 at 12:23:56
 
That's an excellent solution.
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Reply #49 - 08/12/19 at 16:23:39
 
Guys, I bought the rear wheel and new bearings. What is the trick to get the old bearings out without cracking the casting?
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Reply #50 - 08/19/19 at 14:16:05
 
zipidachimp wrote on 08/12/19 at 16:23:39:
Guys, I bought the rear wheel and new bearings. What is the trick to get the old bearings out without cracking the casting?
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You can weld a piece of metal to the bearing and use that to pull the bearing out while it's still hot.

Or you can heat up the hub area with a heat gun or torch and peck away at the bearing from the opposite side with a hammer and a nailset or drift.

I've done both ways and the welding way is much much faster. Problem was I had to have someone else do the weld since I don't have welding gear.
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