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Old 06-29-2012, 12:36 PM
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Hey dodge dude, I've always said stopping is much more important than going. If you can't go, you can't die, If you can't stop, you will die.
On another note, I noticed you have a dual pull lever. I WILL get an argument about this, but I've used these before, a lot, and have found that they can not be adjusted like most people will tell you. A lot of people will say that since 70% of your stopping power is in the front that you should make the front wheel your primary braking wheel, (70%). This works very well most of the time. The problem is that if you're in the carp, oil, sand, water, ect, and your front is doing most of the braking then your wheel is gonna slide out from under you and you WILL wind up on your butt. I even had one guy tell me, " Thats OK, That he could control the slide, (Huh?). I just know, that if you're doing 35mph and have to jam on the brakes before you T-bone a car, your front wheel sliding is NOT going to be an advantage.
So, if you live in a perfect world where there is NEVER any carp on the roads, then yes, make your front wheel the primary. If you think you might run into stuff on the road, then set your REAR WHEEL as the primary braking wheel. THEN TEST IT. you want to get it set to stop you as quickly as possible. If you don't agree with my assesment, then throw a little mud and water on the street, set the brakes at 70% front, then jam on your brakes while in it as fast as you dare go without killing yourself. You'll see what I mean. It's a scary feeling to have no control over your front wheel.
And the thing is, once it slips, it slides so fast that, most of the time, you can't react in time to stop it, you just fall down.
Like I said, I'm gonna catch carp over this, but DO THE TEST. Anyone that does this will have to agree. Either use two brake levers to control each wheel, or with dual pull, set most of the stopping power to the rear.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:42 PM
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I can't imagine using a dual-pull brake lever. I like having them separate, so I use a grip-shifter for the clutch. =) More torque than a straight-pull lever, and less clutter.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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lol, to each their own. I like my dual pull about 60/40 front. And being a winter rider, I know locked tires don't stop you as well as a rolling brake. So if you lock up, let off a bit. Be your own ABS eh.

That's interesting with your grip clutch xenoman, does it lock out okay? Or do you have to hold it?
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:50 PM
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oh yea, while I'm here...

This intake didn't work worth a crap. Laggy throttle response, non-existent idle.



Maybe a smaller diameter would be better. Back to the drawing board.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:53 PM
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Yeah, it locks out great, only need to use one "gear" to pull it cleanly in/out, and really good control. And FWIW, if the cable ever slips or something while I'm on the road, (happened once after adjusting) I have more overall travel than with a direct-pull lever. =)

Aside from going to straight bars (from cruisers) it's the best thing I did to my bike!
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:28 PM
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That's good to hear. People wanting clean bars can get away with just a dual pull on one side(if you like them).
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:36 PM
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Ordered parts, not much else. New arm for the coaster brake arm I busted bending and a disk brake caliper holder. Should have all the parts I need now....I hope
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:44 PM
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Ordered parts, not much else. New arm for the coaster brake arm I busted bending and a disk brake caliper holder. Should have all the parts I need now....I hope
Very funny, you'll always need more our new parts!
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:42 PM
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Very funny, you'll always need more our new parts!
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:20 PM
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LOL, and tools and space then larger tools, then more space.......
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