Johhny, I'll check out the Magura stuff on Ebay. I wouldn't mind the curve too much, as long as the perch itself doesn't flex. I was at my shop earlier and I could watch the perch where the cable runs through it bend a good 1/4", and thats nto me pulling that hard.
Joe, Ideally, you would have zero play in the whole system, but thats called hydrallic brakes with stainless lines. You could change the feel by the master cylinder size. Bill Moeller from BoreTech has done this to his Cb450 brake. It pushes the lever rather than pulls it I think, but he says it works like a bad mother. Slave cylinder is down on the brake plate. I think a good cable (didn't I get you one made already?) good bearing surface to stop the brake backing plate from flexing too much, and good linings is pretty good. I have seen billet alloy arms for brakes, but the main benefit there is lightness over the steel that we have on our brakes. I don't think those little arms are bending that much, but you could always put one in a vise and stick a torque wrench on it and see how much it does bend. And I just told you on the phone that if you beef up the rod between the arms, that helps too.
Tex, no thanks. I have several of those already.And its a 2LS.