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PostPosted: November 25th, 2006, 5:54 pm 
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I just installed a Lenac Big Brake Kit on my 89 T/A. What a difference this simple modification made. My other streetbike is a Ducati and when I'd jump on the T/A I would occasionaly find myself in a arse pucker situation when I'd have to make a fast stop. This cured it!

Here's the old Rotor laid on top of the new Big Rotor
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The new Rotor installed on the wheel
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The Caliper repositioning bracket and finished assembly
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The quality of the parts is excellent. All the required hardware was supplied and the directions were clear and concise. It took me about 45 minutes for the entire modification. I can't say enough about the added braking power. I hesitate to put a numerical figure on the added braking effect but it was dramatic. The manufacturer recommends using Stainless Brake lines, I'll be adding them next.
I paid $175 for the kit, it included the shipping (US only I'm sure). Delivery was lightning fast.

I contacted the manufacturer via Email at:

bigboy11@sigmaweb.net

You can also contact him by mail at:

Steve Lenac
201 Shaw St.
Garfield, NJ. 07026

Best modification I've done on the T/A so far!!


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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2006, 9:21 pm 
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You Dog you.
Now we don't have to take pictures:D
Just got our kit from Steve and looks great just as you said. :lol:
Ran some numbers and as far as we can figure one gains at least 15% more rotor if not more :!: 5 inches on the circumfrence, someone doublecheck and tell us if we are right.
All we have read is, this is like putting power assist brakes on the front :shock:
Since it is snowing here we will have to wait for a clear day to test ride the new addition :mrgreen:
We are definitly impressed with the quality and ease of instialltion :D


Thanks to Steve, a well worthwhile investment. :clap:

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PostPosted: March 5th, 2011, 7:49 am 
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Hi Guys

     I am the guy that made the kits for the front brake upgrade that Steve Lenac used to sell and will now sell them to you directly since Steve is no longer with us.  The price is the same @ $190. including shipping in the US. If you use pay pal there is a 3% charge as that is what they charge me. If you want something it is better to contact me directly by e mail as I don't always get to this forum ever day. Also if you want I will sell you just the bracket separately.

                            Thanks     Gary@HPbyGD.com

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PostPosted: March 10th, 2015, 3:01 pm 
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Where can I buy one of these Transalp front brake kits, let me know I would be very grateful :dizzy:

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sfcans @ yahoo com


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PostPosted: March 10th, 2015, 4:21 pm 
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I am still making these brackets and if anyone needs one just let me know. You will need a Hawk rotor to complete the upgrade. I have had some problems while trying to exchange e-mails with some people.
Thanks Gary@HPbyGD.com


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PostPosted: March 11th, 2015, 7:04 am 
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As far as the rotor goes, there are other Honda rotors that also fit and are much more plentiful. Such as:

CB 750 Nighthawk 91-03
ST 1100 91-02 ABS 95
VF 750 C Magna/Magna Deluxe CD/C2 94-03
NT 650 Hawk GT 88-91


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PostPosted: March 29th, 2015, 2:47 pm 
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Hi Guys
I made a new batch of brackets so if anyone wants to upgrade there front brake let me know and I can ship them immediately .
Thanks Gary at HPbyGD dot com


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PostPosted: December 10th, 2015, 7:21 am 
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Hi Guys
I am also now making a adapter bracket now for the later Trans Alps which has 118mm bolt spacing on the fork leg. If you have any question or would like to purchase either bracket my contact is Gary at HPbyGD dot com. Also does anyone know what year that Honda made the change to the bolt spacing ?
Thanks GD


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PostPosted: December 10th, 2015, 4:06 pm 
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Used this trick on my TransAlp. While not a one finger brake, it's not the normal full fisted *Oh Fudge* of the stock system. Worth the time and the $$. Change to SS brake lines too.

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PostPosted: March 25th, 2016, 7:01 am 
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I upgraded my 1990 TA front brake, thanks to Gary's adapter. Rotor is Hawk-size EBC Pro Lite, a full floating stainess steel item, P/N MD1021LS. Pads are EBC HH pads. I found the Galfer stainless steel brake line on the web. I have only 100 miles on it, so brakes arent' fully bedded in, but there is a huge difference. And, it's really a justified expense, because the original rotor has 25 years of service


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2016, 6:46 am 
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Does anybody know if these brackets still exist or where I could possibly get one. My original 1989 rotor is warped and figured at this time it would be worth an upgrade. I sent an email to Gary@HPbyGD.com but have not heard back so was not sure if he was still making these or not.

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2016, 7:12 am 
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The guy's name is Gary Davis but other than trying to email him at the address he had in the post's he made here, I don't know how you can get ahold of him. His "website" is of no help as it's one page and has no info.

I tried googling"Gary Davis Lenac Brake Kit" but no joy there. Perhaps someone who is more of a Detective than me could dog up more info.

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2016, 10:17 am 
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Just noticed he listed his city/state in his profile as Statesville, NC. You could try using Whitepages.com to search his name/address as sometimes a phone number comes up too.



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PostPosted: December 5th, 2016, 1:13 pm 
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Did you try calling the number on the adapter? 704-881-1664

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2016, 1:59 pm 
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Yes, I did call that phone number and got a voice mail. In voice mail message it did not say who the phone number belongs to. I did leave a message with my phone number but have not got a call back.

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2016, 4:11 pm 
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I did get a call back tonight from Gary. He does still have the bracket available and looks like I will be getting one of these.

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2016, 6:36 pm 
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Great!

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PostPosted: December 6th, 2016, 7:27 am 
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Did Gary say what he is charging for these now?

Does anyone know if this is the same Gary Davis who was the motorcycle stunt man in the second Terminator movie? The one where he rides the Harley off the overpass into the canal while chasing the truck.

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PostPosted: December 6th, 2016, 2:23 pm 
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Currently $95.

Not sure if he's the movie guy you are referring to or not.

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PostPosted: December 8th, 2016, 9:44 am 
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If it's the same Gary Davis (kinda doubt it, I didn't see any Transalps at his place) I met him at his "Ranch" near Grass Valley and when he saw my Transalp he told me that the nearest he ever came to dying was on a Transalp. They were doing some post apocalypse movie and he, riding a TA, and a bunch of other bikers were suppose to charge up and over this sand dune. He had forgotten to turn on the gas and right at the top of the sand dune the TA died and did a monster nose dive into the sand on the other side with the bike landing on him.

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