Monthly Archives: January 2015

Further Refinement of Motard Brake Bracket

Following on from the earlier post I have carried out further refinement with FEA of the Motard brake bracket.

The first design was somewhat simplified to provide mounting of the Aprilia brake caliper to the CRM 250 without too complex a shape so that it could be produced using a manually operated mill and some hand tools to fabricate. Looking at the results from the simulation showed one area that required improvement, between the upper caliper mounting bolt and the upper bracket bolt. As the following image shows.

Front Fork and Brake_Lite_Weak spot Continue reading Further Refinement of Motard Brake Bracket

FEA of Motard Brake Bracket

Sorry for the lack of updates as I was overseas for a few weeks.

Now to the article, FEA or Finite Element Analysis is an excellent tool for verifying and improving your design. The following image is of a model I have created of the Honda CRM250 front fork with the custom designed adapter bracket and radially mounted caliper from an Aprilia RS-125. Continue reading FEA of Motard Brake Bracket