Front Brake - Honda CX500, GL500, CX650, GL650

All of the Honda CX and GL V-twin family have a hydraulic disc brake up front - some single sided, some dual sided, some with one piston, some with two. Check out our articles below!

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Depending on the country and year model, your twisted twin may have a single front disc brake with a single piston caliper, a single front disc brake with a dual-piston caliper, a dual front disc brake with single pistons or a dual front disc brake with dual pistons. The single piston front disc brake on the dual-sided setup looks like this:

Here's an example of a Honda CX500 brake caliper setup

The early single sided CX500s had a 276mm rotor with a min. thickness of 6mm and a 43mm piston; the dual-sided CX500s (excluding the E/T) had 38mm pistons and 240mm discs that had a min. thickness of 4mm.

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