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?
actually, you know, i look at my brake lever and just wonder how much better my braking would be if could figure out a way to get all of that deflection out of everything. or would that just make it feel wooden? it seems liek theres alot of extra flex in the cable, the backing palte arms and the lever and perch. just thinking out loud.
there you go with the beefing up my rod thing again. thats what aaron does for me. no i havent had anything made by your magic cable maker guy, but i have alist of about 10 different things i want him to make for me. id like to actually have a nice setup on the water buffalo.
ya, ive done that. i just see alot of extra flex in the entire system. i thknk mostly its cable stretch, the lever bending, and other weird things. i can fell the shoes hit, but then i can really pull hard and things begin to bend. (not bend like its bent broken, things start to flex) just seems like none of that should happen in a perfect world. like once the shoes hit the drum, nothing should move anymore with the right amount of lever pull. but i guess its like anything else relating to leverage. with enough resistance, even a strong lever will bend. ok, i have to go pile stuff on my cat.