Seems easy enough. Get a brake line that goes from rear mc to rear caliper. Plug the in/out in the abs block/ prop valve that the rear circuit used to use. Shouldn't have to do anything else.
Ahh.. shoot OJ, I feel kind of stupid... "ABS block/prop valve"?Seems easy enough. Get a brake line that goes from rear mc to rear caliper. Plug the in/out in the abs block/ prop valve that the rear circuit used to use. Shouldn't have to do anything else.
Are you sure you should be touching brakes?Ahh.. shoot OJ, I feel kind of stupid... "ABS block/prop valve"?
First, I agree on the linked brakes. I don't see why they need to be linked if there is ABS on both ends. The GEN 1 ABS models did not have linked brakes.Hey guys... as I've got my '08 Feejer set up more for SPORT than Touring as some of you know... and one of the things I've been considering is the possibility of separating the rear-to-front linked brake system.
I'm finding that I would rather have the front and rear brake systems completely independent. The reasons for this is that I find the need to apply them separately in certain conditions...
For example, today I was out on a back road and started to make a very tight U-turn, on a bit of a sloping road. It was almost a full-lock turn, and I wanted to drag the rear to stabilize the bike at the very slow speed, to stabilize the weight transfer..
But instead what happened is that the front caliper came on as well of course, and then the drag happened at both ends, which upset the slow speed balance and the bike almost went down. It's a heavy bird at slow speeds, and I've found I have to keep a rigidly upright balance point or you're really fighting the weight.
Anyway, I was thinking that, A) I don't really care if I have ABS at the back wheel, and B) I'd rather have my own separate control over both ends. I often wonder if they didn't make that linked system for riders who aren't very confident with their braking skills... I don't know.
But if there's any way to separate the two without major surgery... I think I'd like to test it out. I don't even know if this is possible; it would require blocking-off the hydraulic line to the front and somehow tricking-out the ABS system to ignore the rear brake being offline.
PS - First day of Spring here in southern NY State, and you could smell it in the air... very rich and organic in the Northeast. No leaves yet. Good riding ahead.
|Everyone has a scheme that will not work. -- Howe's Law|
You can just come to MN and try to ride on St. Paul city streets. It becomes pretty natural after while - avoiding all the potholes (and gunfire)I enjoy watching videos like the one posted. makes me want to remove all of the plastic (and anything else that may get damaged) ,wrap myself in bubble wrap and go out and practice.
Yeah, thanks guys... This thread was mostly about curiosity; I mean I'm not launching out to the garage clutching a hacksaw with a cigar clenched in my teeth, here.
I'm a big fan of minimalism and simplicity, (simple fixes for simple minds?)... But no, I'm not about to go nuts trying to reinvent the Wheel.. or Braking. Just something I'm interested in understanding better, and if there was any sane, safe way to affect separation I might try it someday. Maybe. Not high on my "To Do" list.
As mentioned, I traditionally like to use the rear brake pedal to stabilize the balance of a bike at very low cornering speeds, (tight U turns, etc). I had an event yesterday where it SEEMED like the front was dragging along with the rear while I was doing this and in that case the bike abruptly felt like it was going down. I dabbed (pretty hard, she's a big boat), and kept it upright. It was a surprise moment; I suppose I just got the balance point wrong.
|In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. -- Albert Einstein|