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flyingelectric
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Project rear Moto brake

Bike: Super Soco TS

Replace and remove the original rear brake and replace it with pedal pressure rear moto brake system.

Easy part is to remove the old rear brake

Hard part is to design and build a working rear brake system.

Any thoughts guys? I like the idea of having more of a moto style braking for the rear braking. 

 

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UlsterSoco
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This is the rear brake conversion I made up for my TC last year.  I think the same design should work for the TS.

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The pedal and master cylinder attached to a bracket installed behind the foot rest, and operated on the existing rear brake, without having to replace the caliper.  The handlebar mounted lever was still able to operate the rear brake as well.

The installation also included a switch to operate the brake lamp.

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NenaGirl
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@ulstersoco Did you also disconnected the front brake on the rear side?!

 

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UlsterSoco
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@nenagirl

No, I didn't make any change to the linked brake system.  The front and rear brake levers on the handlebar, still worked as normal.  The only difference was that the rear brake could also be operated by foot.

The other difference was with the brake light switch, which was wired so that it could operate the light, but not kill the power to the motor.  This meant you could hold on a hill for example with the foot brake, and then pull away in the same manner as an ICE bike.

 

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NenaGirl
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@ulstersoco Hmm i also thought about this setup but i would disconnect the rear completely and use the rear only by foot. As holland hasn't mountains, there's no need to stand still on a hill :-).

Also a friend of mine asked me if i had a foot brake, i said nope and he thought it was a strange setup. Maybe i also going to change everything also was thinking about the left side to change the speed level with the foot. But it is a heap of work that doesn't pay you back if you sell the soco... 

But...

It has some potentials if your going for your motor license 🙂

Thanks for the explaining!

 

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UlsterSoco
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@nenagirl

I was also intending to separate the rear completely, but then I remembered that the type approval for L1e requires a combined brake system.

I didn't want to have it possibly failing the MOT (APK) when the time came, so I decided to keep the original linked system.

 

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NenaGirl
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@ulstersoco Mmm that's something to investigate! Your also from the Netherlands?! Woeps UK 🙂

 

 

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socomods
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@ulstersoco

 

did you make those parts yourself? guessing we won't find the plate to attach everything to buy?

 

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UlsterSoco
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I bought everything apart from the back plate, which I had to form out of 6mm Aluminium.  The brake master cylinder was just a standard rear motorbike one, I had to convert it to take the existing brake line as an input, though.  This required threading it and fitting an adapter boss. 

The brake pedal itself, I got cheap from China, it was designed for a Honda CBR600RR as far as I remember.

 

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flyingelectric
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@ulstersoco

Looks awesome! 

 

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Phil de Canillas
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@ulstersoco

The setup looks very professional. Getting individual control over the rear means that trailing the back wheel in tight bends adds to the fun. 😉and simply lining up the bike for good bend entry is worthwhile.

 

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UlsterSoco
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I didn't think to use it that way!  I made it up because I was going through the various stages to get the full bike licence, and I didn't want to get confused when swapping between the Soco and the instructor's bike.

Once I got the licence sorted out, I unfortunately took it off, and sold it on ebay!  It's a pity I didn't keep it, maybe I could have started mass production! 😉 

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flyingelectric
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Here's an update how it all went. Installed in a few hours of fixing and trixing:

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