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Old 10-07-2006, 07:18 PM
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Thumbs up 1400 cc Intruder trike with Cortina MK 5 rear axle

Wot fettl all you kats n techno wizards out there, this is a cry for help for a downed bro.
ROADRUNNER, my paraplegic club bro in CALDARIUM MCC is unable to get his rear brakes to work via the new Cortina Mk 5 axle that he has had fitted to his trike and thus is unable to get it through the MOT.
He has tried all sorts of options such as moving the master brake cylinder around to various positions and experimented with a number of short and long linkages but all of these fail to provide the stopping power and necessary pressure to make the system work.

Has any bro (or sista) experienced similar problems and if so, how did you solve it?

Failing that have any of you trike owners or trike builders got any solutions to help get my downed disabled bro back on the road?

NABD did'nt want to know apparently and whilst both Roadrunner and I are both members of NABD are a little peed off with their unsympathetic response.
Unfortunately our club does'nt have the kind of expertise Roadrunner needs or which it would appear NABD assumed. If we had then CALDARIUM MCC would be running the feckin country instead of sweatin' for a livin' n trying to support our biking community...............

Anyhoo, there it is and any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

Peace, love and blessings to every one of you who take the time to read this thread, and may the goddess shower you with every blessing if you can help...........

Ever Ready, CALDARIUM MCC - OXFORD
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:43 PM
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if your not getting enough force to actuate the slave cylinders in the wheels, try using a remote servo off an old mini, or such like, also check that cylinders havent become seized , bout the best advice i can think of at the moment, sorry
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:53 PM
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as kiffer said use an old mini cylinder thats what im using on mine! works ok on golf gti calipers so should be ok on a cortina axle!!!!
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Old 10-07-2006, 08:28 PM
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Friction Linings do a remote servo, they're around 200 new.

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Old 10-07-2006, 08:59 PM
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What was it using before?
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:11 PM
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sounds like the master cyclinder is too small to move enough fluid...
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:49 PM
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axle will be upside down, do they have a leading and trailing shoe set up. has it been swapped over....


could convert to discs.....kit car/classic rally bods do a kit for escorts, maybe fit cortina too.....and use girlng or similar master cyl..
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:37 PM
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Default Ta muchly all..............

Wot fettl all you bros n sistas who came back.............it gives us a lot to think about, funnily enough at our last club meet me n Roadrunner were discussing the possibility of using the brake cylinder off a Skoda...........yes I know, but, well we were only throwing ideas around like....

But thanks to you all,

Peace, love n blessings aplenty to y' all


GROOVE ON............

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