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  • #11248

    Mick
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      Has anyone fitted an external hand brake lever to their Triking ?, I think it would save space and look the part too.

      Just a thought. 🙂

    • #11249
      WestEndGuzzi
      WestEndGuzzi
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        In the standard position, I cannot reach mine with my static seat belt fastened!

      • #11250
        pesq
        pesq
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          Exhaust pipe would be in the way and the tunnel mount system takes up no additional space at all.

        • #11253

          Just about to fit one of these as it suits my arthritic thumb http://www. triggerhandbrakes . com/ and makes use easier due to dropped dash design in my car.

          • #11254

            Mick
            Member

              That’s the thing ! 🙂

            • #11255
              pesq
              pesq
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                Very neat unit and I do like the release lever. Where are you going to mount it?

            • #11256

              The front hole should match the current position. New hole may fall outside my strengthening plate so will move plate or make another. Position governed by the cross plate at rear of handbrake hole in spine frame/chassis. May need to make a new rear cable. We will see. I did wonder about the passenger foot well but discounted it.

            • #11272

              phil whizzer
              Member

                For several years I have toyed with the idea of an external handbrake as I like my Triking to look as “vintage” as possible. I got a handbrake from a vintage Austin heavy 12 which runs in a ratchet quadrant – I have seen similar but rather long setups on Lomax and JZR.
                I was intending to mount it on a carrier outside of the exhaust and have a shaft through the body below the exhaust running in a pair of bearing housings mounted on the floor just in front of the drivers seat with the shaft ending in a lever in the tunnel connected to the rear brake cable.
                The best thing with this is you can grab the brake for a hill start while you change gear with your left hand!
                Just need the time to focus on doing it !!!

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