Left hand rear brake

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  1. torinreality

    torinreality metaconscious

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    Hi, all. Forum searches aren't giving me what I'm looking for:

    I'd like to move the rear brake controls to the left hand position. I have a Rekluse clutch, and was thinking to merely raise the stock clutch lever out of the way. I've read about the Clake system, but I think I'd rather have two separate controls.

    Who's performed this operation? Are you glad you did? Can you tell me what suppliers you used for parts? Maybe a few photos?

    Thanks!
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  2. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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  3. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    I have not done it on an Adv, but have done on my own 200EXC, 450SXS, 520EXC, 250EXCF. So much better control over the rear brake. Going down steep hills, skid steering, walking alongside over bogs etc, its all good.

    I use a combination LHRB and footbrake by adapting the rear master cylinder to get fluid fed through it from the LHRB.

    For the actual LHRB on the bars I use a scooter rear brake or the Brembo clutch master cylinder as fitted to later KTM EXC/SX models.

    I have fitted dozens of Rekluses and LHRB since 2002.
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  4. torinreality

    torinreality metaconscious

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    Thanks for the replies, Brents347, Peanuts. I think I have enough information now to give this a shot.
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  5. biggus

    biggus Been here awhile

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    Do you have any updates on your Left Hand Rear Brake? Was it a go or a no go?
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  6. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    A lot of stunt riders do this. You could check out stuntlife.com.
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  8. ABuck99

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    torinreality What was your final solution?

    The new Rekluse dual actuated left hand brake kit for the small bikes works pretty well, and retains the use of the foot brake. Depends on what you intend to use it for, but I wouldnt count on that as a stand alone system to stop an LC8 which weighs twice as much as the thumper it was designed for. That left hand brake kit is off a mountain bike, it uses a bicycle brake line, its not braided stainless, so under pressure it expands and you get fade. Also Im not sure that Rekluse master cylinder could develop enough system pressure to work the rear caliper enough to lock the back wheel if needed.
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  9. Patacca

    Patacca Pimp my SE italian style

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    So let's see if something good comes from this tread...

    I still couldn't do this mod.

    I would like to have LHRB + a very small clutch lever (1 finger) + no foot rear brake.....

    I think that removing the foot rear brake get the mod easier, because you just need the master lever....a longer line to calliper and that's it.

    No problem with pressure going in the reservoir of the rear foot reservoir.......

    Can anyone find a good master lever for the rear brake of an eavy LC8?
    Is the Magura master (changing the OR for dot instead of mineral oil) strog/big enough to brake?! The size is 10,5.

    Hope we can reach a good final solution.
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  10. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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    You might try this product- excellent quality: http://www.accossatousa.com/index_files/Page442.htm & they might be able to help you piece this together.

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  11. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking about this since I ride a Rekluse Clutched 990. http://www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktm-par...90&category=See-All-Parts&fitment=streetbikes
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  12. Patacca

    Patacca Pimp my SE italian style

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  13. Kyler

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    I've recently become enamored with THE CLAKE (CLutch And braKE)

    http://www.clake.com.au/

    I'm going to try it on my 450 first.
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  14. Patacca

    Patacca Pimp my SE italian style

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    Someone told me that I could buy a EXC master "pump" that works with Hydraulic oil and connect it to the brake.

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    That's quite easy ok, but if I would like to maintein the "pedal Pump" I need a piece that is normally sold with original kit Rekluse LHRB...

    It would be easier to buy the original kit if it was available for LC8's...

    The Clake system is expensive and not easy to use I guess, I've seen the one with two levers....looks like a nightmare...

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  15. rearviewmirror

    rearviewmirror Been here awhile

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    I am looking for a LHRB setup. Is your comment above based on actual experience or is it typical interwebs conjecture? I've heard lots of good things about the CLAKE so far.
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  16. kelds

    kelds mostly right-side-up

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    I'm currently trying to work out the same thing for my bike, except I want RHRB. The information out there is pretty spotty.
    I was thinking of using a Brembo radial 13mm clutch master for a brake on the left in addition to my stock clutch lever. The SE front brake master master is apparently also 13mm, so it should have good feel as a front brake. I'm guessing it would also work fine for a rear...it's also available in other piston diameters, which may or may not work better as a rear brake.
    The radial version needs a remote reservoir which I'm ok with because I didn't want to have the reservoir in the way of setting up the lever position for good feel. I think they also have a cheaper non-radial version with a built in reservoir.
    I also read somewhere that people have used mountain bike hydraulic brakes as clutch masters as they take up a lot less space (Hayes Stroker was mentioned). I didn't find anything on piston size for the 990 clutch master, so I haven't been able to work out whether or not I want to explore this further.
    I'm installing my Rekluse this weekend and will be working through the controls switch over the next month or two. I'm curious where you ended up with your install?
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