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Old 07-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #91
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My brother and I were only talking about this today. Can you send me any details of the set up please(pretty please)


See link- http://www.hardingscaravans.com.au/b...ontrollers.htm

It is fitted to the chair on my GL1500 Goldwing. From the look of the pics, I have the Prodigy P3 model.
It also has a voltage readout option so I can check the alternator/battery.

Was on the outfit when I bought it so don't know much more about it.

Has performed flawlessly. 11000km to Albany last year and 6000km to Newcastle this year.

If the road or load conditions have changed, I do a trial brake and then can change the braking strength in 2 seconds.

Once on the Nullarbor trip I pulled off the road for a break and a looksee and then had a short, steep downhill track with very loose gravel to get back onto the highway. This braking system gave me total control with no dramas.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:34 PM   #92
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boy60 - if you are ever up near Miriam Vale

you are welcome to call in and try out my outfit with the electric brake to assess if it meets your needs.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:18 AM   #93
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Thanks

Yeh thanks will do, my brother and I a half shares in the outfit so if we can get some time off work will give you a pm.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:57 PM   #94
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Re: Electric brake
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My brother and I were only talking about this today. Can you send me any details of the set up please(pretty please)



See link- http://www.hardingscaravans.com.au/b...ontrollers.htm

It is fitted to the chair on my GL1500 Goldwing. From the look of the pics, I have the Prodigy P3 model.
It also has a voltage readout option so I can check the alternator/battery.

Was on the outfit when I bought it so don't know much more about it.

Has performed flawlessly. 11000km to Albany last year and 6000km to Newcastle this year.

If the road or load conditions have changed, I do a trial brake and then can change the braking strength in 2 seconds.

Once on the Nullarbor trip I pulled off the road for a break and a looksee and then had a short, steep downhill track with very loose gravel to get back onto the highway. This braking system gave me total control with no dramas.
Had a look @ that above link, couldn't find enough information about the actual brake system itself, only the controller, what brakes [type], are you talking about? is it an aftermarket type or does it hook up to a standard bike brake [disc or drum?]
Hope I'm not just a dumb shit & missed something?
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:14 PM   #95
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Baza, found a link that sorta gives a basic explanation of how the brakes work. Not sure if this is what you're looking for though...

http://ditzygypsy.proboards.com/inde...lay&thread=976
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:27 PM   #96
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I've had two caravans with electric brakes and know how they work (electrically powered magnets being dragged aganst the side of the drum pulling the brake cam around and pushing the shoes out). But they are usually big heavy drums, a bit of overkill for a sidecar brake.

I've no doubt they'd work though and the good thing with using a brake controller on the brakelight circuit is they would work whether you apply the front, rear or both brake/s of the bike.

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Old 07-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #97
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Baza, found a link that sorta gives a basic explanation of how the brakes work. Not sure if this is what you're looking for though...

http://ditzygypsy.proboards.com/inde...lay&thread=976
Thanks for the heads-up, not what I was planning to do though, going to use an existing bike brake system.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:24 PM   #98
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So can you only get electric drum brakes and not disc brakes.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:17 AM   #99
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G`Day I am building a leaner sidecar . I used a KZ80 disc 250 XR Honda caliper and a pitbike brake assembly. It only operates the sidecar but has a parking pawl fitted to it. Max Will try to attach photo
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:25 AM   #100
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More on brakes My photo is too big to upload . Don`nt know how to make smaller Max
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:53 AM   #101
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:26 AM   #102
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Actually this is a good question

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So can you only get electric drum brakes and not disc brakes.
I would like to know if disc brakes could be used also.

The set-up on the GL1500 chair is a drum brake. Nothing wrong with that.I believe some trucks still use drum brakes.

As for fierceness of braking, there is plenty of adjustment. Mine can be set from zero to six. With a passenger and a good load on a dry road, 3.4 is about right. Takes only a second to adjust.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:46 AM   #103
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G`Day Here are some more photos of brakes and sidecar .All done except painting of chair and windscreen Max
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:47 AM   #104
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