I fully agree on the above. I did the conversion of a star-hub, from original to SKF brg. And as I now can see I actually weakened the hub. And the springer brake is'nt that bad. I had them fitted with some soft brake lining, and It did a lot to mine. You can't compare them to discs, but when you get used to them, they are just fine. Also important I think, is to use a proper brake cable, not the tiny thing they sell as repro from V-twin or others. I actually use to modify a clutch cable or a cable for hydra drums.