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So i picked up a 2005 crf50 with SANO bombshell LT6.



1.) The brake system wasnt working properly. The nipple was broke off and after all day of drilling and re-taping, i got it bleed out with a mityvac. BUt it appears the caliper is not moving...i cant seem to get anything from the brake lever...



any ideas? and im actualy just about ready to throw it in the trash...Is there an aftermarket brake system that will mount to the Sano bracket? most of the aftermarket mount via a SIDEPLATE where this one mounts directling throw the caliper...see pics.





2.) The forks dont seem to be traveling properly. they are sticking a bit and are REALY hard to compress down....when i sit on it they dont even compress. IT almost appears that the whole fork system bends forward...or like a bending from between the triple and frame. what can i do??



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You better hope it's a problem Sano or you can fix, because if you need parts it will be a while.



Seriously, I sent my forks to them not last summer but the summer before. Every time I call, same BS - "We don't have parts yet. Try back in a few weeks." They made me a deal though - I give them $300 and they give me some new fork legs. No thanks, I already paid a grand for the forks.



As far as the brakes, an mountain bike disk brake will work. Check out the Avid Codes if you want some serious stopping power that will hold up.
 

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monaghan said:
any mountain bike brakes fit, hayes brakes are the way to go,


The stock brake is either a Hayes or a Hayes clone, so that tells you how well they work. Hayes used to be at the top of the game, but almost every company has better stuff out now.



My brakes did the same thing BTW. This was after the stock line busted. I trashed them for Avid BB7's pulled by an old Shimano XT lever. They're mechanical, but they worked better than the stock units. I'll probably use the same setup when, and if, I get my forks back.





 

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thanks guys for all your post...



1.) Indeed they are LT6 sano...says on the side of teh fork.





the good news is that i took them apart, and gave them a cleaning and they are now working much better...still very nonshock like but they do indeed have travel again.



the bad is that i grabed the whole sano brakesystem, drove 10 hours to the grand cayon and threw them over. (haha but serious...i tortued them for hours)





do you guys really think that hydro vs cable pull is better? i mean, i just dont like the hydro systems on these...they are WAY to small.
 

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I just put a set of Avid Juicy 7 brakes on my Sano forks. If you want a good mountain bike brake, Magura and I think Hope used to make a 4 or six piston set up. They are big $'s. The stock brakes are just mountain bike brakes. Bombshell is now out of business and finding a brake line for them is tough. It is a mineral oil system and Shimano is one of the few companies left that still use it. The brake lines are a different diameter and use a different compression fitting. Hope this helps.
 

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I just put a set of Avid Juicy 7 brakes on my Sano forks. If you want a good mountain bike brake, Magura and I think Hope used to make a 4 or six piston set up. They are big $'s. The stock brakes are just mountain bike brakes. Bombshell is now out of business and finding a brake line for them is tough. It is a mineral oil system and Shimano is one of the few companies left that still use it. The brake lines are a different diameter and use a different compression fitting. Hope this helps.
Avid Juicy 7 Hydraulic Disc Brake NO ROTOR (100127943) at CambriaBike.com - So that will bolt on?
 
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