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Post  tsobolic on Sat 10 Sep - 19:46

hi all new member just started a new project 1978 suzuki gs 750 and im just wondering if its possible to switch the rear brake from a disk to a drum brake any input would be appreciated.

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Post  TinTin on Sat 10 Sep - 21:44

Hi welcome to the forum!

There are enough Suz specialists around so you are bound to gat a usefull answer... I'm into italian so guess there is no satisfying answer from my end Razz
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Post  number8wire on Sun 11 Sep - 4:27

Hi Tsobolic, welcome! I have a 77 and a 78 gs750 and both have rear disc brakes. I havn't seen any gs750's from that time with drum brakes on the rear. I assume you are looking for a drum brake for aesthetic reasons? Try the gs resources, though i'm sure most members there will have a hard time understanding why you would want to switch from disc to drum? These bikes are heavy, probably getting close to 250kg with fuel and oil, this may be the reason suzuki opted for disc only?

I'm sure if you persevered you would be able to fit the rear wheel and drum set up from a similar bike ie: a CB? Knowing someone with a lathe that could spin you up some custom axle spacers may help.

I have happily kept my disc brakes, I don't mind the look and they seem to be better technology(generally speaking).

http://classicbikes.actieforum.com/t2177-number8wire-s-1978-gs-750-project

Good luck, let us know how you go!
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Post  650zed on Mon 12 Sep - 10:53

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