Fork Oil Height And Scooter Brakes
If I do not want to increase front preload, but do want to reduce the chance of bottoming the fork, I can increase the level of fork oil. Is there a safe limit of air gap at the top of a fork with springs in and at full compression? I have a Honda with linked brakes. It's getting time to replace all the brake lines with stainless steel hoses. The front caliper is a Nissin 3-piston sliding unit, with the center piston actuated in tandem with the rear single-piston caliper (it's a NSS250 Reflex). If I would run two lines from the front brake master to the normal front connection and the center piston connection, all front braking would come from one master cylinder. I would then run a single line to the rear. The reason for doing this would be to increase front braking, simplify the plumbing, reduce the cost of converting to braided steel, make the scooter more consistent in braking operation with the two other motorcycles I ride (none with linked brakes). My concerns are if the front brake cylinder will require much more travel to feed three pistons instead of two, or if the braided lines will offset this somewhat. The rear brake feels weak, so I don't think running it by itself off the original dual circuit will make it too powerful.