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Old 06-10-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Rear Brake rod, is it OK...

Is it ok to have an offset in the rear brake rod (drum brake) on a r75/5? During my rear end modifications things have been moved around, more specifically the rearsets I am using. I will end up with a 1" offset between actuator arm on drum and lever on rearset. So is it acceptable to make a brake rod with a 1" offset? Also while I have you reading, is it acceptable to use right angle ball joint linkages on a brake rod?

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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The only thing I can think might happen is that if you're really stomping on the brake pedal, it might tend to straighten out the offset. I'd say give it a shot, it seems that a failure in this wouldn't be a dangerous situation, just a trip back to the drawing board.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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IMO, the real question here is if the brake rod breaks, is the failure mode brakes on or off?

The reason for my concern here is that a brake rod failure, of sorts, on a drum K-bike send me on a slow speed yet still painful highside...
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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i think

I think I may be able to use a "rose joint" and it just run at an angle...
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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I have the rear brake rod offset on my dakar replica, I used a plate attached to the brake lever /rod mounting arm - to move the pivot point about 15mm inboard from the original point, the brake rod remains straight to aleviate any problems with distortion etc. May be a solution that might help.
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