hi my name is don i live in nj i have a motorcycle shop and i have cp i am going to get a spyder and i am a factory trained teck i and i will need to put a hand brake when u are finished can u get in touch with me thanks don 973 667 5581
Excellent work!!!!Hello Team,
Floto612 back again.....aren't hardware/laptop upgrades wonderful.....crap, if I could only manage my computor as well as I spin wrenches, the world would be so much nicer! Just upgraded and lost two days of emails and internet use.
OK, I have been able to come much closer to resolution on the hand brakes, remember I found out that the original foot brake on the Spyder has a 200mm bore, well Brembo makes a 19x20 handle bar mounted Radial Master Cylinder!!! So, add to this the 30cc resorvoir and hose (make up your own mount), the single banjo pressure sensitive switched banjo bolt and washers, and well, you will be stopping on a dime......or, that's my hope. I lost loads of time trying to secure these items, being a Canadian kid......so, for those in Canada, contact
and in the US, contact Craig at
www.vietsperformance.com in California.
My 14mm bore system was very close to working, but I read in my Service/Shop manual, that the BUDS software diagonsis system wants a minimum of 50 psi upon full application of the brakes.......so, best to go with the 20mm bore and stay close as possible to original.
My pieces will come in a week or so and I will update this forum then.
I have lifted myself out of my wheelchair and gotten on my stripped down Spyder, and even with my size 14 shoes, the floor board I made up will do the trick. The orginal pegs are of good sturdy design and postion, amputees will be quite comfortable on them......a little valcro may be a thought on the boot and peg. One very unique idea from another 'challenged ryder', is an electro magnetic holding device, mounted on the pegs and plates to your boots. Very creative thinking!
Kids, we need to put all the ideas out here on the forum, no idea is silly, the only silly idea......is the one you did NOT post.
Thanks!Hello Team, Little John and Mel....
.....since the changes are implemented prior to the brake lines entering into either of these systems, and should make the same pressure....there should be no effect to either system, of use with this hand brake design. The Shop manual makes mention of achieving a minimum of 508 psi or failures will occur, should be aquired by a 19x20 Brembo Radial handlebar mount master cylinder, which again....mine is in transit. Hang in there with me for another week or so, and I will be sure to keep everyone posted.
OK - I can help with a few of the questions.OMG!!! This is so kool!!! It's so very close to being a dream come true, I almost can't contain myself.
I'm 28 years post injury (bike crash, what else) T-4 complete. I'm currently in the process of trying to gather information on building a custom sidecar (think chariot) for a an FLH, but it looks like the Spyder may have some real headstart advantages.
Let me ask some really fundamental questions.
1) Shifting. If I wait for the SE5 trans, I could skip the Klicktronics? The SE5 does have reverse, right?
2) Brakes. I'd have to have a local brake shop replumb the brakes to activate both the front and rear brakes with a handlever, from some larger mototcycle model?
3) Footplates. I'd need to have some custom fabricated/mounted. Maybe something alone the line of the foot plates on my Polaris 250 quad or a set from the trike kits?
4) Wheelchair. This is the biggie for me. Some sorta bike rack to hold my folding chair. Mounted on the side or maybe even on the back with a swivel?
Any info/ideas would really be appreciated. I would love to see photos of what you folks end up with.
Star Cruiser,OK - I can help with a few of the questions.
1) YES you can skip the Klicktronic. I was going to go that route as well, but the SE5 keeps it "stock". The SE5 also has the reverse gear (as does the M5)
2) My dealer has relocated the pedal brake (ABS and ONLY one is on the bike) to a hand lever. It does not appear to be to big a deal. It is still a single lever and remains ABS.
3) I don't know about this one, but would also be interested. I think it would keep my prosthesis more stable
4) Sorry can't help you with that one either