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Offline jacob

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Foot Brake Lever to long
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:02:43 AM »
Hi all

I have an issue with the Foot Brake Lever - for me when riding tracks standing it is to far in front of the peg make two problems:
1 - need to move boot to heel to get sufficient pressure especially on down hill
2 - boot gets jammed between lever head and engine

Both of these issues are a problem when negotiating a bumpy downhill decent.

I spoke to Honda and there is no alternative part available.

The current design I must say functions perfectly when touring, this is of course only problem when you use the CT for more off road orientated riding.

QUESTION:  - has anyone else found this as a problem ?  :027:

Has anyone looked at a solution ?

I am investigating a solution to have a removable toe lever made that would bolt onto the existing brake lever using the open slot

- for me this way it can be adjusted to be just where you want it in front of the peg depending on boot size and nature of expected conditions and can then be removed and stored under the seat for tar touring.

I will post what I find as I investigate this, any ideas and comments would be greatly appreciated as I am sure I am not the only one that is using the CT as a big dirt bike  :084:

Thanks ... Jacob  :018:
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Re: Foot Brake Lever to long
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 08:43:04 AM »
I had the same problems with my GS, but Touratech jumped onto the occasion and produced an offroad-worthy brake lever. Now, I guess there will be very few CT owners who will take it off the tarmac, so probably the best solution is to alter your current one. I guess that would mean lowering it and making an extension that folds on top, for road use...

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Re: Foot Brake Lever to long
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 07:59:36 PM »
Me too had some thoughts of this ...

so for an idea, what about an additional LHRB lever:
http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/rekluse/info_pages/info_brakes.htm

Not knowing if this would fit on a CT setup though.
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Re: Foot Brake Lever to long
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 10:36:20 PM »
ojo - interesting approach - I like the idea - could work nicely with the DCT version although given the assemble on the bar it is already very crowded so fitting could be a problem
I am meeting today with a fabricator to see what we can design to go on the actually foot lever.
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Re: Foot Brake Lever to long
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 04:50:41 AM »
OK - I have decided what I will do.
Today I ordered a original foot brake lever, they are of course on back order so do not expect to see this until late September.
The plan is to take the front part of the lever and bend it to bring it up and out to the right a little bit, then just before the elbow cut it, then using two bolts I will bolt the lever to the current lever using the slot on both allowing me to slide it back and forward to position where I want it, make final adjusting bends and presto will have a removable foot brake lever.
As soon as the part arrives I will take photos of the process and post.
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Re: Foot Brake Lever to long
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 10:30:08 AM »
That`s a cunning plan, m`lord! Please keep us posted!
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Re: Foot Brake Lever to long
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 07:37:49 AM »
NEW - ADD ON - Foot Brake Lever Created
I have uploaded photos to my gallery but the five below will give you the idea of what I did.
IMPORTANT
Origional Brake Lever is NOT modified at all - The NEW ADD ON bolts on to the origional so it can be adjusted to sit where the rider wants and can be removed if required this means it will not impact warranty as the part I used for the ADD ON is an origional Honda CT Brake lever we cut it down and changed its shape

Origional

ADD ON part

Fitted view of ADD ON part - TOP

Fitted view of ADD ON part - SIDE

Fitted view of ADD ON part - BOTTOM

SO ... you can adjust to position where you want between the peg and the end of the normal lever.

If you like and want one let me know and we can put together a price to make and ship to you.

I am very happy with it and so far it is working vey well.

Kind regards ... Jacob  :018:
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Re: Foot Brake Lever to long
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 10:20:00 AM »
Hi Jacob
Do like that idea simple and easy modification
For me the brake pedal seems to be OK and in the right position, suppose it will depend upon your foot size!!