Parking brake

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Prmurat, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    I am wondering if there is not a way to install a valve, manual or electrical, replacing the junction between the rear brake and the sidecar brake... Will it hurt the calipers piston?
    Easier to just let the bike in gear?
    Tks!
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  2. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    Bunjie or Velcro strap around the front brake lever works for me, used mostly during maintenance though.
    Jim
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  3. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    I'd trust leaving it in gear more than any hydraulic parking system.
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  4. drbike

    drbike Been here awhile

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    I am with Jim- Velcro strap works just fine.
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  5. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Me too... agree with Jim and drbike

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    however you can have a side-pull bake made by DMC.

    cheers...
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  6. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    And of course no one care about the CA law of having a parking brake on 3 wheelers...
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  7. seekeronsaltspring

    seekeronsaltspring Crazy David

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    Urals have parking brakes A nob locks the foot lever down just as you are standing on the brakes:clap
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  8. bhp-equals-fun

    bhp-equals-fun Adventurer

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    For mine I got a "sleve tube" a "cam tube" and a lever, welded it all up just slips onto the footrest and a cable tie {currently} or hose clip {better idea} stops it slipping back off the footrest. Had no probs so far...

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