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I need a better brake lever and perch for my CB72. I think some of the lack of braking power ( I have V.Brake linings already)is from the perch itself flexing when I pull on the brakes. The old Hawk stuff was very lightweight. Has anyone used any modern dirtbike stuff, like those folding levers, etc? Most ones I saw are for disk brakes and if I use a clutch one upside down the lever will fold the wrong way. I did see one for an XR50 minibike that was a drum so maybe that would work. Any thoughts?

Thanks, Chris
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the Suzuki waterbuffalo frontbrakedrum has one thing wrong with it
( besides the weight ) and that is that it uses a pushrod to actuate
the second brake shoe . a pushrod bends way easyer than a pullrod
so what you have to do is convert your pushrod setup to a pullrod
like Italian brakes ( Fontana and Ceriani )
if you do this your brake is way more solid
while your at it you might as well make some nice aluminum brake arms
just food for thought

have fun Eldert

Edited by - radducs on Nov 10 2005 10:33:59 AM
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