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Drum Brake pivot Shaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by koyuga, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. koyuga

    koyuga XS650 Enthusiast

    I have converted the disc rear on my 79 special to drum rear.

    Is it possible to use the Disc brake pivot shaft as opposed to the drum.

    Has anyone done this.

    i have a drum brake pivot shaft, but didn't realize I needed to weld the spring mount and the stop
    bolt in a different position.


  2. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not a hard welding project but sourcing a used drum brake shaft would probably take a lot less time and money.
    weekendrider likes this.
  3. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Greg,
    fell in love with those pretty wire wheels, didja? Me too but wearied of cleaning them so my son put them on his rear disk 1980.
    We chose to weld a second brake torque stay onto the bottom of the '80's swingarm to accept the drum brake's underslung
    tension torque stay rather than find a drum brake swingarm. He used the drum brake pivot shaft no problem. I think he held
    the rear stoplight switch spring's end with a hose clamp and ignored the stop bolt problem.
  4. bikefreak69

    bikefreak69 XS650 Enthusiast

    I got tired of keeping wire wheels clean as well.Switching to mags.

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