Converting to an Intagrated Brake System


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Converting to an Intagrated Brake System

Postby marcobear1 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:46 am



How can the brake system be converted to a intagrated system. I am unable to use the foot brake properly and want to have both brakes applied using the handbrake. Is there a documentation on how to do this?

Bike is an 82 Goldwing.



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Re: Converting to an Intagrated Brake System

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:49 pm

I haven't heard of anyone doing this before - there certainly isn't a kit. You'll have to do something custom. I'm not sure that the front brake master cylinder has sufficient volume to activate both front and rear calipers sufficiently - you may have to replace the front master cylinder/lever with an aftermarket unit.

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Re: Converting to an Intagrated Brake System

Postby Sagebrush » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:32 pm

Its probably do able but would take some engineering on your part. The 83 has linked brakes but its the opposite of what you want. The rear brake master controls the rear and one caliper on the front. All the linked systems that I have come in contact with have a proportioning valve in the system. I would count on having to integrate one in whatever you come up with.

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Re: Converting to an Intagrated Brake System

Postby eklimek » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:43 pm

Is the to operate a rear brake from the handlebar and do away completely with the foot operated action?

If a front brake is activated with the same hydraulic system a proportioning valve or ABS would be needed to reduce rear wheel lock up. The rear brake system from a 1983 gl1100 links to one front disc and could be used. But what about the other front disk? Dual mastercyclinders?

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Re: Converting to an Intagrated Brake System

Postby trike lady » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:34 pm

There is a unit that will allow you to have both brakes function by hand controls.
Check into this: http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/klever.html
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Re: Converting to an Intagrated Brake System

Postby golden highway » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:51 pm

That is good information. I had to make some slight modifications to my GL1200 so I could operate the rear brake since I have limited motion on my right foot. I would have to see it in person to see how it work before I would feel safe using something like that, but I can see where that could be good solution.

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Re: Converting to an Intagrated Brake System

Postby marcobear1 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:36 pm

Thank you all, I now have some idea of what to do, it is way above my skill level though.




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