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1999 Foreman 450 rear brake panel

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I have a 99 Foreman and need to replace the rear brake panel due to the lip that the O ring sits on is cracked. All the panels that I’m finding are for 2002-04 Foreman’s and says it won’t fit my 99.

Is there really a difference between the 98-01’s and 02-04’s?

I tried doing some research but wasn’t able to find anything. I just don’t want to place an order only to find out that it won’t fit, they’re kind of pricey.
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I think they are all the same , 98-2004 , I have both bikes and took the drum brakes off both and replaced them with disc , could pick out one from the other if I tried as I didn't mark them --------- I have had pieces of the backing plate where the o-ring sits break off and filled it with silicone or Honda Bond before , it really didn't matter as when you ride in water it is going to get in ------------ here is link to a used a plate with the arm and shoes for like $149 , PSN is usually pretty good on the price , but I seen that plate goes for $200+ new ----

Honda Foreman 450 S 99 Brake Backing Plate Rear 18326
What rear disc brake kit did you get?

I have the SuperATV kits on the rears , one is a 2000 and one 2002 , I never had any problems with things lining up ----it does take some playing around with the cable and brake arm adjustment to get the adjustment right , but it works for me , I have heard people say they didn't like the performance of the disc kits on the rear , but then again, I ride in a lot of water , the water gets into the rear drum with the shoe brakes set up , then once in the drum it is like
washing machine with grit in it and gets into the bearing of the brake backing plate ------- changing the pads on the disc is very quick and easy compared to shoes , so I am very happy with disc in the rear compared to shoes ----I am working on switching over to hydraulics on the 2000 450 right now , curious to see how that is going to work out
MtmFord , I would trade you the entire brake assembly = backing plate , cover , arm for 2 20 count cases of Coors Lite bottles ( @ $40 ) and let you help me drink them , but you have to pick it up in person , are you close to Louisiana ?
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