Front Wheel Mini Drum Brake

drum-brake-bisdrum-brakeKustom Tech offers some of the best designed custom motorcycle parts of the industry in the worst looking and slowest working website I have seen in a long time! Better than the opposite…

Anyway, their front wheel mini drum brake (5″ 1/8 diameter) is going to be a very hot item with all those looking to add a nostalgic look to their bike. A very well designed and fabricated small package offering good braking and cooling thanks to the inside fins. CNC machined aluminum covers for a perfect match to the brake shoes. Stainless steel spokes and nipples for 21″ rim (set 40) are also available. Kustom Tech Italy .

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16 Responses to “Front Wheel Mini Drum Brake”


  1. 1 chopmonster66 May 22nd, 2013 at 10:11 am

    i will agree with you Cyril about there parts they are very nicely made have used a few and they work well and look great, the web page is slow but thats ok as long as the parts are good. keep up the good work….

  2. 2 Rigid May 22nd, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Very cool part

  3. 3 Gunslinger May 22nd, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Hopefully these work better than the 360 brake did….

  4. 4 Woody's May 22nd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hopefully they’re WAY better than the old Hallcraft mini drum “hill-holder” ones ;

  5. 5 nicker May 22nd, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    RE:
    “…good braking and cooling thanks to the inside fins…”

    intake & vents are where….???

    -nicker-

  6. 6 Terence Tory May 23rd, 2013 at 6:27 am

    nicker,they mean the fins on the outside of the hub between the spokes,like just about every motorcycle drum brake ever made.

  7. 7 Rogue May 23rd, 2013 at 6:41 am

    No Thanks, I will keep my disc brakes.

  8. 8 bigalyts May 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I agree, BRAKES ARE REVERSE HORSEPOWER! Need to Stop, now! 70/30 Front to rear. My life is about Stopping and with 800 pound Bike and 300 Lb. Gent, forget that Good Looking TOY Brake. The Stupid price is $1500 US Dollars. you can have Brembo and Landmark Laced Wheels and room for Goodrich cables!

  9. 9 A 1 MIKE May 23rd, 2013 at 9:47 am

    you guys are missing the point..on your suicide clutch hand shift old school bike..thats all you need to hold you on the hill….nice piece//pricey but nice

  10. 10 burnout May 23rd, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I like it. peace

  11. 11 Badams May 24th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Its pretty for a hillholder. Jetset crowd pricing, but their stuff is quality so its likely show up on alot of retro customs.

  12. 12 nicker May 27th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Terence,
    The sales-pitch said:

    “…good braking and cooling thanks to the inside fins…”

    So, inside fins imply inside air-flow (or your wasting your time with fins inside).

    Because all good single, double, and 4-shoe systems have air scoops to create inside air flow,
    and the scoops are the best looking side of these systems, i want to see em.

    -nicker-

  13. 13 nicker May 27th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    — Mike,

    Ya, undoubtedly OK for hill-holding.

    But the sales-pitch was “..good braking…”

    -nicker-

  14. 14 Terence Tory May 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    nicker, the recent SR 400/500 Yamaha twin leading shoe front drum (using a contemporary example) has adequate braking power and fade resistance,and that particular brake does not have air vents on the outside side of the drum hub or in the drum’s backing plate.The SR drum has very similar braking power to the single disc often fitted as an alternative OEM front brake to the SR.Classic road racing bikes might need vented drum brakes but is not really necessary on road bikes.I think a poor translation from Italian to English has confused people.By “fins inside” they are referring to the external fins on the hub between the spoke area.I’ve seen plenty of big Jap and Brit front drums and none had fins inside the drum.Blame the translation on the bossa nova. Cah-PEESH?

  15. 15 nicker May 29th, 2013 at 1:10 am

    RE:
    “…By “fins inside” they are referring to the external fins on the hub …”

    OK

    But to imply that his drum has “similar braking power to the single disc…” ,,,???
    That would be VERY optimistic.

    -nicker-

  16. 16 Terence Tory May 29th, 2013 at 2:42 am

    nicker,I have ridden both front drum and disc brake SR500’s and they are very close in braking power,but the drum starts to fade after about six hard stops.I only used the recent modern SR400/500 front drum brake as example to illustrate some points about front drum brakes and my extensive experience with road drums.I never imply,that is not my nature.A HD softail style bike’s braking power ratio is about 55% front/45% rear compared to a Ducati sports bike with a 75% front/25% rear.In short a HD uses way more rear brake than many other kinds of bikes.This custom front drum would be O.K.at legal speeds with a good rear brake.Thems the brakes.

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