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I am a new biker.
I am getting a 02 620 Dark in a few weeks (36" inseam n 250lbs).
I am looking at dropping the pegs and having my seat reupholstered to increase seat-to-foot peg distance.
I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos on wrenching, which I plan to do.
I have noticed most other 620s have a dual front brake set up.
I am very big on stopping the bike, with my greater than average weight.
Please educate me on why a single disk on this model.
Can I add a second disk, brake line & rotor on the right side?
I have read that I will need to change the fluid reservoir to support this.
When I look at the fork I see it has the mountings for a second caliper.

Has anyone added the second caliper

I got this bike for a song and I want to run it & see if I am passionate about riding.
And not waste money & picking up a much bigger bike for my size.


Thanks for the edumacation :<)
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Ducatis way of cutting costs to make a cheaper model.
I've got a 2000 supersport 750ie sport dark.
"Sport" is the half fairing version.
Single front disk
No air ducts in the fairing
Even regular sport models had twin disk and the air ducts.
The single disk cuts weight and is enough brake for the smaller cc bikes.
If you change to twin disks make sure (if buying parts second hand) that you get a pair of calipers and the correct (remote resivior) brake master cylinder and obviously the brake lines.
 

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Welcome, and prepare to sing some more for the parts etc you will need. :D
Yep.
So far my "cheap" supersport has gotten ST3 showa forks, alloy swing arm about $500 in other bits and now I'm getting ready to pull out the engine and tidy that up.
Then I can start putting it all back together to do the body work.
It's easily going to cost more to finish it off than what I paid for it but it will definitely be my bike, the way I want it.
Then I can do some stuff to the S4.

Joys of toys.
 

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Go for fresh pads and fluid in the single caliper and it will have plenty of brake. I used mine this way for racing and the issue was wearing out rotors. I don't think you will be working it that hard. Very good motor. I thrashed mine for over 150 races and 50+ track days before I handed it to my mechanic for freshening up. No damage. Only normal wear items needed replacing. Have fun.
 

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Go for fresh pads and fluid in the single caliper and it will have plenty of brake. I used mine this way for racing and the issue was wearing out rotors. I don't think you will be working it that hard. Very good motor. I thrashed mine for over 150 races and 50+ track days before I handed it to my mechanic for freshening up. No damage. Only normal wear items needed replacing. Have fun.
Hey Bad Duck

I have acquired a front wheel & brakes from an 05 620.
I appreciate and thank you for your input.

Respectfully
Jude
 
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