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Allan10
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Brake lever

Postby Allan10 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:05 pm



I was wondering if anyone has changed the brake lever to operate from the front thru a foot pad say like the Harley one? Allan 10



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dingdong
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Re: Brake lever

Postby dingdong » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:08 am

Not exactly sure what you mean but starting in 1983 the Gl1100 came with linked brakes. The foot pedal operates one of the front calipers as well as the rear. ???
Tom

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Re: Brake lever

Postby redbug » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:44 am

Are you referring to maybe mounting the pedal pad from the Harley in place of the rear pedal of the wing? Maybe like using the pad plate only and rubber only mounted from the top of original pad on the wing or something like that?
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Allan10
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Re: Brake lever

Postby Allan10 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:14 pm

Yep didn't explain it very well did I! On the newer Harley's and Indians. The brake lever is mounted to the front of the foot pad and you push forward instead of down like the Hondas I was wondering if there's a way to mount a foot lever to the front like those bikes

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Re: Brake lever

Postby redbug » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:33 pm

Yes I understand the forward part of the lever action. Just thinking you will run out of room when you press forward unless you come back further and then its on top of you under you and to raise the foot up and press forward doesn't seem comfy. Now with that said there are many forward control options some with linkage and some on the Harleys with pedal cylinder combine and the bolt ons.. It will all work if you are fab genius
Now on earlier Fl the rear brake lever is mounted on shaft off the frame and then linkage connects to the rear cylinder also mtd. to the frame. It is all possible. You need to hit a hd type swap meet and find some fwd controls and look and stare and figure out what you really need, Sturgis is right down the road soon.
My options are limited since the 83 has dual braking from the rear pedal. All I myself was trying to do was just mount the pedal rubber and plate onto the original pedal keeping it as low as possible with just enough angle in the pad as when pressed I would be pushing forward with the full foot and not pressing down . And that pad oh what is it 1 1/2 by 3 or so and sure gives a full solid footprint. Somewhere out here is another sole that has tried this, maybe they will stop by with there ideas also. Keep posting...
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Re: Brake lever

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:46 am

Just out of curiosity, what is your thinking on this? What are you looking to accomplish? Like I said, just curious.
Tom

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Re: Brake lever

Postby Allan10 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19 am

Tom, I was toying with the idea of having footpads and then having access to the brake with easier forward foot pressure. On the Harley and Indian it was a comfortable operation. Allan

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Re: Brake lever

Postby Allan10 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:24 am

Redbug thanks for the reply you are talking about what I was thinking! I have been looking but so far no luck the idea of stuff is is a good one since I do plan on being there. Have to do some looking. Thanks Allan

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Re: Brake lever

Postby cardinal » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:45 pm

When I find myself in a decreasing radius blind turn, and go for the brakes......my right toe rubs the asphalt. I wish Goldwing brake pedals were just a little more cruiser like. The only way I've seen to get this effect is to convert to floorboards from the pegs. My first Goldwing was that way, but to apply the rear brake, you had to put your foot up on a little pedestal first. Took a fraction of a second and didn't seem safe. Plus I was afraid that I'd get hung up on that peg in a panic situation.




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