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Old 24-03-2009, 03:03 PM
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Default Handbrakes again

Am I right in thinking that a handbrake can work on the front wheel on a trike?
I know this subject must have cropped up before

Is it black and white i.e yes or no?

MOT states to work on wheel on axle

can anyone shed any light on this issue?
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Old 24-03-2009, 04:18 PM
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Yes ........ but .


The mot is all wheels on one axel, the catch comes in braking efficiency the mot handbrake test is based on weight/stopping efficiency so front wheel only is unlikely to produce enough braking force to create a high enough percentage weight/force ratio. I say unlikely as if you are using a fuckokk heavy engine sat above the front tractor wheel you may do it then but if its normal bike front end then unlikely ..... does that help. Ohh and has to be mechanical, no hydraulic line locks or lever locks.
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Old 24-03-2009, 06:21 PM
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Thanks Shaggy - clears some of the confusion up for me.


didn't I see a post somewhere showing a front cable caliper?
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Old 24-03-2009, 06:27 PM
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Yea here ................ http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product...oducts_id=8312
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Old 24-03-2009, 08:13 PM
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Thanks again shag
decided to go for calipers with mechanical handbrake - seems the cheaper option when you got disc brakes.
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