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scarab alternatives?

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:18 am
by tony

My 1974 GT with Scarab brakes is in need of fixing / junking

If I use a Brembo or Lockheed master cylinder will this be compatible ( and a big improvement) over the current crap set-up? Would a reconditioned Scarab master cylinder improve things. Or is going to Brembo disks, calipers, and master cylinder the best way to reduce velocity of the bike?

More interested in being able to stop rather than retaining any originality of the bike.


Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:19 am
by MartinMille BANNED
Tony , if you cant source a new one ,why not send yours into a brake place have them a S/steel leave inserted , they will give it new seals and from the outside you will never know and will last longer than what you had.

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:24 am
by BevHevSteve
not a problem, brembo 12mm master cylinder and brembo P108 caliper, lastly a stainless steel brake line from the master cylinder direct to the caliper. Galfer greens for brake pads. The new master cylinder comes with a micro switch for your brake light. I stock everything in the BRAKES section. Oh, you also need a caliper bolt and shim kit from us to make it work as your original bolts are too long and will lock against your rotor.

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:24 am
by Chris Bushell
Have fitted this to my 74 GT and the system works great, just need a 2nd disc!



Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:56 am
by tony
many thanks to all for the input - gotta try something as my brain is overloaded using a right hand race shift pattern gear change without learning to use a rear brake at the same time

love these engines though.


Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:15 pm
by abmartin
It could be worse. Two of my bikes are right shift, two are left. Of the right shift ones, one is one up, three down the other is one down, three up. Major concentration required at shift time, particularly when starting out for the day.


Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:11 am
by duck-a-tye

My sport has twin discs with Brembo calipers and a gold Brembo master cylinder. I'm totally happy with this setup, works well.