Motorcycle combination brake rotor and belt pulley assembly

  • US 5,992,587 A
  • Filed: 01/15/1997
  • Issued: 11/30/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a vehicle having (i) a frame, (ii) a belt or chain drive means, (iii) a wheel rotating on an axle in response to the belt or chain drive means, and (iv) a disk brake caliper, a combination belt pulley and disk brake rotor assembly comprising:

  • a belt pulley havinga circular plate region suitably affixed to the wheel in position about the axle for rotation concentrically therewith, anda transversely-extending peripheral flange region, engaging the circular plate region, having a circumferential exterior surface suitably contoured so as to engage the drive belt or chain,wherein a wheel affixed to the belt pulley may be rotated upon and about the axle under force of the drive belt or chain,a volume of the belt pulley within its peripheral flange being at least partially vacant; and

    a disk brake rotor in the shape of an annular ring, the exterior circumference of the annulus being affixed to the peripheral flange region of the belt pulley;

    wherein when the disk brake caliper is mounted between the axle and the frame at least partially within the vacant volume of the belt pulley it will serve to engage the disk brake rotor during braking.

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