78' XS400 front brake upgrade (new member)

NUK3M

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Hey Guys & Girls!

Bert here, from Nelson NZ.
Thank you for letting me join this awesome forum!

I've just bought a 78' 'Cafe racer'
And it's turned out to be a basket case..

Front brakes were "rebuilt" but the piston is rusted beyond usable, the bleeding nipple snapped straight off by breathing on it and front rotor ideally needs replacing.

I'm rebuilding the front forks and replacing the headstem bearings at the same time.

I've had a good read through other threads at what options are available in terms of front brakes, but there's no clear answers..

So what options do I have?

For reference:
It has the alloy wheels with 265mm front rotor on the RH side. 16mm offset, 81mm bolt centers and 63mm ID.
Fork mount spacing is 112mm
The holes are not drilled for a LH rotor on the wheel and no mounts on the LH fork.
I'm capable of making custom brackets for caliper mounting, but I don't want to go buying multiple calipers etc to find one that fits..

Links to avaliable options are welcomed..
 

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