1. Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Sweden - About 1988 and older

Front Brake Question for an 83

Discussion in 'Vintage/Left Kickers' started by VoodooHusky, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. VoodooHusky Husqvarna
    B Class

    Location:
    15 Miles North of Hangtown
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 250CR
    Other Motorcycles:
    1999 Yamaha YZ250
    Hi, does the front disc brake on an 85/86 CR work better than the dual leading shoe front brake on an 83 CR? If so by how much? I noticed the 85/86 caliper is a single piston and in 87 they went to a double piston.
  2. wrx Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    845 newyork
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1973 to 1986 husky's various models
    Other Motorcycles:
    RM -250 / Buell / Penton 400 mc5
    DLS front brake is way better then 1st year single piston Brembo. 2nd gen dual piston caliper is also better than single piston Brembo.
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  3. VoodooHusky Husqvarna
    B Class

    Location:
    15 Miles North of Hangtown
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    1983 250CR
    Other Motorcycles:
    1999 Yamaha YZ250
    Thanks, that's what I was afraid of. So basically the single piston caliper is not worth upgrading to.
  4. justintendo klotz super techniplate junkie

    Location:
    mercer, pa/northwest pa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    84 250,86 400,87 430,88 250,95 360
    Other Motorcycles:
    99 kawasaki zrx 1100
    correct, as long as you have the dls set up and adjusted well. the dual piston 87-88 setup is excellent and comparable in performance to a modern bike but the small rotor holds it back.