The pads and rotors will wear out quickly, and the brakes will fade due to overheating. you will loose power because you are riding around with the brakes on all the time.What you guys think of a small residual pressure line valve instead?
Wilwood - 950-260-1874 17.99.
Here is what wilwood brakes has to say about it. I already ordered 2lb one for this project. I will post my results once we get the motor back in this project and some miles on it. What I am not sure is where the rattle is coming from. Is it the gap between the pads and the rotors or is it the caliper mount itself? I have yet to install these so I am behind some of you at the moment. I have to say I was not all that impressed with the rotors when I took them out of the box. 2lbs may be too much pressure and cause them to drag all the time. Thicker pads or a thicker rotor may be in order as well. We shall see.At any rate I would not use any thing that kept the disk brakes applied while I was riding. Disk Brakes are not designed to run that way. Cars use such a valve on Drum Brakes but it is not strong enough to cause the brake shoes to drag on the drum. It is designed to keep a slight pressure against the return springs. Since disks dont have a return spring they dont work well with that type of set up.