Left hand rear brake (LHRB) options?
  • jsb
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    Left hand rear brake (LHRB) options?

    by jsb » Sun May 17, 2020 10:01 am

    Due to a sciatic nerve damaging surgery, I have a right leg that can't really operate the foot brake. So, I'm looking for the subject. I might prefer a RHRB, but I don't see the handlebar mounting space.
    I like the simplicity of the Ox-brake system, but I don't find a CRF250L kit.
    Is it possible to direct swap out for a CRF R or X rear brake cylinder with integral fluid reservoir so their kit will work?
    Anyone just installed a double banjo bolt into the rear brake cylinder and run another brake hose to a cheap brake master cylinder mounted to the handlebar?
    Thanks.
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    Re: Left hand rear brake (LHRB) options?

    by JimDirt » Mon May 18, 2020 1:32 pm

    Welcome to the site !! \:D/

    The only source I know of is to contact Rekluse and see if they have a setup to work on your bike , I am sure if they don't already have one , they can make one up special for you (not sure of the cost) ..... That would be the only place I know of that would have a LHRB , as it is frequently used with their Auto Clutch systems ....

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    Re: Left hand rear brake (LHRB) options?

    by Noltez » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:48 am

    Due to a sciatic nerve damaging surgery, I have a right leg that can't really operate the foot brake. So, I'm looking for the subject. I might prefer a RHRB, but I don't see the handlebar mounting space.
    I like the simplicity of the Ox-brake system, but I don't find a CRF250L kit.
    Is it possible to direct swap out for a CRF R or X rear brake cylinder with integral fluid reservoir so their kit will work?
    Anyone just installed a double banjo bolt into the rear brake cylinder and run another brake hose to a cheap brake master cylinder mounted to the handlebar?
    Thanks.
    You can't really just run a double banjo to the rear due to volume differences. You would end up with a mushy lever. Simplified, cars have 2 chamber sizes in their masters to deal with different size calipers (or drums). You might try nabbing a front master & lever from a dual front disc bike like a CBR, then doing a dual banjo up front with a custom rear hydraulic line. You'd need a proportioning valve in that custom line to adjust how much pressure ratio the rear gets. And you'd likely end up with a firmer than stock lever feel (due to the master being sized for 2 large front calipers and not 1 front and 1 rear). Then tune it with the proportioning valve. This would also disable the RH pedal brake & require you to remove the rear master cylinder from the bike.

    Doesnt the Goldwing activate both brakes together?
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    Re: Left hand rear brake (LHRB) options?

    by jsb » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:40 pm

    Thank you both. Work has kept me busy, so no further progress yet. I still need to think through your recommendations.
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    Re: Left hand rear brake (LHRB) options?

    by Back2-2 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:53 am

    Polaris ATV's use a single handle bar brake lever to activate both front & rear disc brakes. Might look into that set-up.
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