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dan8400

posted on 16/9/17 at 04:17 PM Reply With Quote
Handbrake for reverse trike - suggestions.

Hi everyone

I am starting a reverse trike build based on a zx9r. I just wondered how I would do he handbrake. I either need some front calipers that can be made to use a handbrake or add a calipers to the bike rear wheel / disc.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I'm planning on using sierra front uprights and locost suspension.

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Dan





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jps

posted on 16/9/17 at 06:24 PM Reply With Quote
If it were shaft drive to the back wheel I'd say could you have something that locks the prop? Is there anything equivalent that can be done with a chain drive?
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JAG

posted on 16/9/17 at 08:29 PM Reply With Quote
A reverse-trike would be light enough to use some rear axle calipers off a car with an integrated park brake - on the front axle.

Running a park-brake cable to each front wheel is simple enough.

That's what I would do





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dan8400

posted on 16/9/17 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for that Justin.

Is there anything in the Ford 'parts bin' that will bolt straight on? Sierra rears?

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bart

posted on 16/9/17 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
I'm using a small spot caliper from hi spec on mine , mounted separately on rear disk.
manual operation (law) enough to lock rear wheel.





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craigdiver

posted on 17/9/17 at 07:25 AM Reply With Quote
My motorbike, an Aprilia Mana 850, has a handbrake fitted as standard. It has a second caliper mounted next to the main caliper.





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JC

posted on 17/9/17 at 07:34 AM Reply With Quote
You might be able to use the Rally Design/VW calipers? On my midi they bolt straight on to the Fiesta upright I am using.
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luke2152

posted on 17/9/17 at 07:54 AM Reply With Quote
I've seen a show bike with a caliper operating on the back sprocket. It would be utterly ridiculous as a service brake due to all the chain lube but might be ok for a parking brake.
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froggy

posted on 17/9/17 at 08:56 AM Reply With Quote
I've got a pair of new mechanical spot calipers that i don't need £50 plus postage





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dan8400

posted on 17/9/17 at 09:02 AM Reply With Quote
You have u2u Froggy.

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blue2cv

posted on 18/9/17 at 07:06 AM Reply With Quote
Im sure i have a Wilwood spot caliper still boxed going spare too if anyone needs one
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 18/9/17 at 03:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JAG
A reverse-trike would be light enough to use some rear axle calipers off a car with an integrated park brake - on the front axle.

Running a park-brake cable to each front wheel is simple enough.

That's what I would do


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The Cable sleeves on my donor are pretty stiff...
Maybe on a lighter car they are thinner and more flexible and more suitable.





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