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$1 Dollar Brake Mod
« on: August 24, 2019, 02:47:33 AM »
I have made a modification on my bike that improves the power of my bikes front bike for cheap. I said one dollar but mine was free made from stuff I had laying around.
You can do the same.
It involves grabbing the front brake lever further out from the pivot point without thought.

I wrapped the hand grip with Velcro tape plus a couple of large o-rings.
What it does is it holds your hand further from its natural position from the grip stop. You get more leverage and better stopping power. It works great. Practically for free.
Normally your finger on the lever starts about 2 1/2 inches from its pivot point. This mod has you grabbing it 3 1/2 inches away. It makes a great improvement.
I can't post up pictures on this site but anybody interested I can email the pic and you will see how easy.

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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 03:34:20 AM »
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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 11:01:49 AM »
Amazing what an extra inch can do
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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 07:05:52 PM »
This is 8 inches...right?

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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 08:40:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by Frontline [+]
This is 8 inches...right?

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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 10:14:27 PM »
What the ?  :138: This is a simple trick. I've never seen it before and it works.
Try it and report back. All of yous.

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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 10:25:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
What the ?  :138: This is a simple trick. I've never seen it before and it works.
Try it and report back. All of yous.

Velcro and o rings ...... :027:
I have to say you have lost me on this one  :028:

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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2019, 10:31:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by ras [+]
Velcro and o rings ...... :027:
I have to say you have lost me on this one  :028:
The Velcro worked fine but I had some big orings that I have used as a throttle lock of sorts. So I added a couple for some more space and a finished look.
I have a pic if somebody can post it for me.

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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 02:24:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
Normally your finger on the lever starts about 2 1/2 inches from its pivot point. This mod has you grabbing it 3 1/2 inches away.
I'm having trouble understanding this mod. Wouldn't the same thing be achieved by unbolting the whole master cylinder from the handlebar and then moving it a bit closer to the middle of the bike? :435:

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Re: $1 Dollar Brake Mod
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 03:35:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by KellyL [+]
I'm having trouble understanding this mod. Wouldn't the same thing be achieved by unbolting the whole master cylinder from the handlebar and then moving it a bit closer to the middle of the bike? :435:
LOL. I believe Ras is going to be posting my picture. He has helped this wannabe Luddite before.  :028: