Originally Posted by Rob Farmer
I was chatting to my mate this afternoon. He's quite happy with his Commandos rear drum with the standard lever. His bike had rearsets on it when he first bought it but had the same issue as SteveG with the brake.
Yeah, my brake was great until I put the rear set on. I'm thinking alot of it has to do with the massive leverage of the stock long foot lever compared to the much shorter Norvil one. As a comparison, I have the standard brake/footrest on my 750 Combat, and can lock the rear brake to a tire skid with it,,,,never happen on the 850.