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I have a 2004 Foreman 450ES. I have started riding in the mud alot more now. Now I have also realized that I have very little brakes on the back end. I used to be able to set my emergency brake and it would hold my bike on elevated ramps, but not now. I have never changed them Do I need to adjust them, and if so, what is the best way? Or do I need to replace them? I see some people talk about a brake conversion kit. What is this? Thanks!!!
 

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my 450s is constanstly needing the front drum brakes redone(garbage design), So I will be going with the front disc brake conversion.
Disc brakes enable the water and mud to shed off, just go through a little bit of water too wash off.
You can get disc brake conversion kits for the back too. Not sure were you are but here in canada,$400.00 for the front two and $360.00 for the back one.
 

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disk brake conversion

I am in NB Canada, where do you get the disc conversions that you gave prices for? Website?

I agree, I have rebuilt my front brakes so many times, discs would be great.
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I have disc brakes on the front of my '04 foreman 450ES, I am only having problems with the drum brakes on the back.
 

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I wasted abunch of money replacing the pads in the rear drum! They work great for about 2 or 3 rides and then go to crap. I ended up gutting the hole thing out..LOL Now I just have the front, Iam eventually going to buy the rear disc kit, but it is VERY expensive.
 

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Call Matthew at www.atvoutfitters.net, hes not in Canada, but Iam pretty sure he would ship there, not to mention he will give you the best price!!
 

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QUOTE ("Mudlord":tke2tpka)
I wasted abunch of money replacing the pads in the rear drum! They work great for about 2 or 3 rides and then go to crap. I ended up gutting the hole thing out..LOL Now I just have the front, Iam eventually going to buy the rear disc kit, but it is VERY expensive.
mudlord,

i remember reading last fall that they were working on a rear wheel kit. is it available now? where can you get it? i looked at atvoutfitters and didnt see anything. i cant remember where ive seen them.
 

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Xtreme products ATV (XPATV) has the kit available, they just haven't added them to their website. I called them about the kit, and if I remember correctly they told me the kit is like $400!!!!! Matthew at ATV Outfitters has a hard time keeping the website up to date, just give him a call, he can get anything that is on the market for you.
 
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I also have the hl disk brakes, it was a pretty easy istall, I would suggest using a press for the new lug bolts though. The only problem i have now is i can't get any pressure to build up in the master cylinder so I think I'm gonna have to get a rebuild kit for it (anyone have this problem?). I ordered the kit from www.monsterpowersports.net for $311.
 

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did u bleed the lines
 
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yea, the brakes bleed fine. the master cylinder doesn't seem to want to move any fluid. I've ordered a rebuild kit for it, hopefuly that does the job.
 

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I bought the Xtreme products brake conversion kit, and in my opinion they have a better designed rotor than Highlifter. The XPATV rotor is solid, so it doesn't trap mud in between the rotor and the caliper causing premature pad wear. Also, the XPATV kit seems to bleed easier than the HL kit, not sure why this is though.

I think I paid $300 usd for the kit from ATV Outfitters, hoping to do the rear kit in the next year or so.
 

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I bought the Xtreme products brake conversion kit, and in my opinion they have a better designed rotor than Highlifter. The XPATV rotor is solid, so it doesn't trap mud in between the rotor and the caliper causing premature pad wear. Also, the XPATV kit seems to bleed easier than the HL kit, not sure why this is though.

I think I paid $300 usd for the kit from ATV Outfitters, hoping to do the rear kit in the next year or so.
 

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Re: Disk brakes

QUOTE ("Crass":1yiqqqzk)
For all you canadians
the best price i have found in canada is from
<a href="http://www.royaldistributing.com/" target="_blank">http://www.royaldistributing.com/</a>
they are out of ontario and ship fast and cheap.
3 days to my door (boonies of Nova Scotia)

the HL front kit is 399.00
now i can finally stop after 2 years of "dam that was close"

Ummm. I am not sure on that. I looked up tires and they are abut $350CDN more for a set of 4 than I can purchase from a dealer in Calgary.
 
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