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Bullnerd
02-13-2007, 08:07 PM
Looking for a small, light caliper for kids truggy.

The smallest i've seen is Jamars ,but its $80.

Anyone deal with Jamar?Good ,bad?

Any suggestions?

Thanks .

renegadespec1
02-13-2007, 08:21 PM
what bolt pttern?

hero_saku39
02-13-2007, 08:22 PM
http://www.wildfiremotors.com/index.html

go to parts/ down to the dirtbikes/ pick one of the larger bikes, they have calipers for 30 bucks and pads are only 11 bucks......cheap stuff but my buddy bought one of the smaller bikes son and brakes on it slowed me down.

Bullnerd
02-14-2007, 05:38 PM
Renegade,pattern doesnt matter ,still have to design the upright.

Hero,thanks i'll check it out.

Bullnerd
02-14-2007, 05:56 PM
This is the one im looking at from jamar.

http://jamarperformance.com/TheRealm/sh ... uct_id=118 (http://jamarperformance.com/TheRealm/shop_detail.asp?product_catID=Brake+Accs%2E&product_id=118)

bdkw1
02-14-2007, 06:17 PM
Why not just get a rear dirtbike caliper off FLEABAY?

flyerrider
02-14-2007, 07:02 PM
I would stay away from Jamar. *I've heard nothing but bad things other than the price. *I would spend a little extra cash on some Wilwood's. *You could also find a Kart shop and get some of those calipers/rotors. *I had some on my Kart when it was Briggs powered. *It was probably a 4 inch rotor. *I had to step up the brakes a little when we put a 100cc 2 smoker in it and I'm pretty sure the little brakes got tossed a long time ago. *A rear bike caliper would probably be the cheapest route.

Wilwood: * http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/022-DLSF/index.asp)
Wilwood (little smaller): * http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/027-PS1/index.asp)

Bullnerd
02-14-2007, 07:35 PM
Bdkw1-I'll tell you why,because i always forget about ebay! [smilie=banghead.gif] Thanks i'll check it out.

Fly- thanks for the tip on jamar.I was looking at a wilwood caliper ,guess i'll look a little closer.thanks.

Bullnerd
02-14-2007, 07:45 PM
This one
http://hyperracing.com/product.asp?prodid=36-100

Bugpac
02-14-2007, 08:01 PM
i got 2 of them, they are light...they are designed for a 3/8 thick rotor, or like mike at hyper says, pad spacers....

Bullnerd
02-14-2007, 08:10 PM
Who was that masked man? [smilie=biggrin.gif]



Thanks bug,3/8 no,1/8 yes.

flyerrider
02-14-2007, 08:14 PM
I couldn't afford this build without ebay!!! *4 2.0 10" fox resevoir coilovers for $500 shipped!!! *Don't get me going on ebay bike engines though....... [smilie=banghead.gif]

Bugpac
02-14-2007, 08:17 PM
no 3/8 just like i said lol, but pad spacers can adapt for a narrower rotor....lol

RickS.
02-26-2007, 10:49 AM
This is a great lightweight 2 piston caliper from Wilwood.
For 3/16 thick rotors from 6 to 9" diameter. Under $70
http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/027-PS1/index.asp)

minibajaman
02-26-2007, 01:58 PM
This is a great lightweight 2 piston caliper from Wilwood.
For 3/16 thick rotors from 6 to 9" diameter. Under $70
http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/027-PS1/index.asp)

Agreed, I have used these on the front of my last two small buggies and they work awesome. *Mine were also under $70 each, but you have to buy the set of pads separately for around $30. *They are also really lightweight. *I also used the Wilwood Kart/Jr. Drag caliper on the last buggy, it is the same size pistons and everything as the ps-1 but is a CNC body so it is about $20 more expensive. *They are supposed to work with rotors from .150"-.200" thick, but could probably do 1/8" if thats all you can get. *I used Polaris atv rotors which are about .160" thick.

I don't know about the Jamar calipers, but I bought their "Park-Lock" hydraulic parking brake thing and it doesn't really work very well and might even be preventing the rear brakes from working correctly, but I have to try bypassing it to see if that is actually the problem.

Bullnerd
02-26-2007, 03:05 PM
Thanks rick and bajaman,i was looking at those and the kart,drag ones baja mentioned.But its always better to hear from someone with hands-on *experience.

Im not stuck on rotor thickness either.

Do you have a source ?i couldnt find any.Under $70 sounds good.

Thanks guys

RickS.
02-26-2007, 03:26 PM
Looks like they raised their prices since I last purchased a set. That was a about a year ago and they were $68 I believe.
http://www.behrents.com/mm5/merchant.mv ... s1-caliper (http://www.behrents.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BPW&Category_Code=wilwood-ps1-caliper)
PM Doug Heim. He may have another source, but I think he also purchased his from Behrent's.

minibajaman
02-26-2007, 03:56 PM
If you can find ATV rotors for a reasonable price that is a good option, or I found this place http://www.mcpbrakes.com/ last year. *They have pretty cheap rotors and can even make custom laser cut ones too for a very reasonable price.

Bullnerd
02-26-2007, 07:58 PM
We use those mcp brake calipers at work(as a air brake though).
They look pretty good also,but the wilwoods are still cheaper and prolly better.

thanks again guys.