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Does anyone have the disc brake kit on their 450. If so how well does it work and how hard was it to install. Would you purchase it again? Thanks as I am thinking of ordering a kit.
 

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That is the last mod i need to do to ours. I am wonderin' myself
as to which one of the disk brake kits are better. The Highlifter
or the Extreme brand?
 

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i have the highlifter ones on my 450, install wasnt to bad, I think i needed a press though if I remember right. Bad thing about the HL kit is the pads dont seem to last long.
 

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I think the pads don't last long on any atv with disk brakes if
they are ridden in sandy water too long. It's amazing that my
drums still work like new.
 

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I have been thinking about the disc brakes also. The Extreme Co. says the pads last longer because the rotors have no holes in them.

I was looking for input before I spend the money on either one of the kits.
 

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I just installed one on a Honda300, The Extreme Kit is a easy install, bolted right up with no problems. The brake line routing was the only thing questionable. Just make sure that it is not rubbing on anything and u will be fine. This is one mod I will have in the near future.
 

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Who needs brakes??? Just down shift and turn back and forth. You will eventually stop. Man Honda's brakes suck!
 

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I can't believe that mine still work like new. I guess i need to quite
adusting them & quite puttin' fresh grease around the seal. Then
they will probably go out. A little maintainence goes a long way.
 

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A little maintanance does go a long way, just cleaned both front brakes, no rust at all. Couldn't find anything wrong at all. Cleaned, greased, & reinstalled, then took for a test, they work great.
While I'm there, I installed the 27" hose from the engine to the air box, worked out quite easy. One time with 2+ quarts of water in the engine is enough for me. Took 2 1/2 gals of oil to flush clean, 2 qts at a time.
Anyway, I'll just keep an eye on the brakes from now on, it's not hard at all to look.

Them Extreme brakes do look like a very nice upgrade.
 

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I am not gonna get the disk brakes until mine go out. Why spend
more money now when the drums still do the trick.
 

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I cant keep my brakes working. I have to tear into them again right now. I can adjust the fronts and after a few hours of riding, have nothing left. Back brakes will not release right now. My dad took it hunting. When he got back they were locked up. Must be the springs. I love my machine but really hate these brakes Does anyone know if the 500 discs will fit on the 450? What did they change and what is different. If they fit, will they be cheaper than Extreme or HL?

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It would not even be close in price not to mention they will not fit. I have a 500 and checked. I keep up on my maintainance, but I do not like the fade you get from the drum brakes and having to do more maintainance then I have to.
 

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QUOTE ("ForemanDan":2edgp8ge)
I cant keep my brakes working. I have to tear into them again right now. I can adjust the fronts and after a few hours of riding, have nothing left. Back brakes will not release right now. My dad took it hunting. When he got back they were locked up. Must be the springs. I love my machine but really hate these brakes Does anyone know if the 500 discs will fit on the 450? What did they change and what is different. If they fit, will they be cheaper than Extreme or HL?

Dan
Sounds to me like the wheel cyclinders need rebuilding, seems to stick. My left one was stuck, with the right drum ON, I removed the left drum and pulled the brake lever slowly. The pads moved fine then. After a test ride, worked great.
If I were going to get an upgrade, I would go with the Extreme.
Honda parts would cost a fortune new.
 

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I will be getting the Extreme Disc Brake kit on Friday. ATV Outfitters has them for $279.
 

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I have had them for close to a year and highly recommend them, I like them alot better than the HL brake system. I put the HL system on my son's 450 and need to fix/replace each caliber, on each side one cylinder sticks open even afte pushing it in with c-clamps, the first time you pull the lever they stick open
 

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I will be getting the Extreme Disc Brake kit on Friday. ATV Outfitters has them for $279.
I was just at their site and i didn't see the Xtreme Disc brakes, only the High Lifter and they were $355. Where did you see them on their website??
 

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I didn't see them on there either. That is where i ordered Jennifers tires
from. Got a real good deal on them there. $100 less than mine.
 

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Some deals are good on that site, some are way overpriced.
 
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