Anti Dive - essential ???

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Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby Trackten » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:04 pm

I am considering what to do about the front brake on my new scooter.

It currently has a standard inboard disc with a broken backplate - I need to do something obviously

I am thinking about a Scoot RS style outboard disc, but I am far from convinced about the benefits, or the engineering of some of the anti dives. I am a firm believer in trying to keep things as simple as possible - If its not fitted then it cant go wrong.

I note that the proddy class racers are not using anti dives ( due to the rules ) so I have to wonder how 'essential' anti dive actually is ( assuming you are not a clumsy braker )

I would be grateful for some real world feedback from people using these disc setups without anti dive - how do YOU find them ?
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby garry inglis » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:02 pm

I have anti dive on my ts and it works great but if you pull that hard it feels like you have locked up the one without you just break more carefully but even when I've had to pull on hard you do dive down but controllable to be honest I prefer the one without

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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby bazza3004 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:45 pm

Had the scootrs antidive on mine but no matter how i set it up it always felt too hard under normal riding conditions. Recently converted it to non antidive and love it now. I no many people are very happy with there antidive set ups but mine handles and rides far better with out it but thats just my personal preferance.
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby holty » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:32 pm

ive got scoot rs anti-dive tubeless type wheel on my 350 lammy and i love it, got competition pads in it, i will be converting my rb to anti dive when it gets a refurb, a big thumbs up from me.
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby Norrie Bodge » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:36 pm

GP & S2 both fitted with scoot-RS anti dive kits

Can't fault them ;-)
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby Minority » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:43 am

Great modification (antidive for the external disc that is ), wouldn't be without it!
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby Muttley McLadd » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:07 am

It isn't so essential that it's fitted to production two wheelers as even an optional extra.
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby Minority » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:33 am

Muttley McLadd wrote:It isn't so essential that it's fitted to production two wheelers as even an optional extra.

I think that has a lot to do with the type of suspension used. The trailing link design of the Lambretta is very prone to causing "dive" under even moderate braking. The production two wheeler that uses the same sort of suspension (Scomadi) does have antidive as standard ;)
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby eden » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:09 am

I have Anti dive on one scooter and not on another.. I prefer the feel of the anti dive, it makes braking while leaning over much more stable imo.
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Re: Anti Dive - essential ???

Postby mick1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:32 am

I don't have anti-dive fitted and have "bottomed out" a few times when doing emergency stops. At these times I consider fitting the anti-dive but for the rest of the time there isn't an issue..........regardless of the bottoming out you do stop quickly !!
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