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Author Topic: left hand rear brake for the Redshift  (Read 363 times)

odedmaz

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left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:26:06 PM »

Considering getting a new Alta Redshift EX / MX. since I own a Zero FX with a left hand rear brake, and love it, would like to install such an upgrade for the Redshift as well.
any suggestions for a suitable kit?
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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 09:38:04 PM »

If you're a little bit more patient (2 months?), you will be able to purchase a Brembo kit from your Alta dealer.
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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 11:25:21 PM »

That's great to hear, and the fact that someone from Alta read and pay attention to their customers in this forum is very important.
Another push for me towards buying a Redshift.

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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 03:53:04 AM »

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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 10:03:58 PM »

Maybe this one would fit?

https://www.tacticalmindz.com/products/dual-fitting-rear-hand-brake-kit

From a safety point of view, I would recommend not using a combo setup: master cylinder with windows (like the one we use on the Alta) may fail because of the increased pressure in case you use both the foot and the hand levers at the same time.
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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 10:04:32 PM »

That's great to hear, and the fact that someone from Alta read and pay attention to their customers in this forum is very important.
Another push for me towards buying a Redshift.

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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 11:13:59 PM »

Maybe this one would fit?

https://www.tacticalmindz.com/products/dual-fitting-rear-hand-brake-kit

From a safety point of view, I would recommend not using a combo setup: master cylinder with windows (like the one we use on the Alta) may fail because of the increased pressure in case you use both the foot and the hand levers at the same time.

I bought the "Basic Kit" $174, which is not a combo, for my 2014 Zero SR.  Works great, and I've totally removed the foot brake lever.  "Pro Kit" $299 is the combo setup, haven't tried that, and your point about safety makes sense I think.



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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 11:50:17 PM »

Ciao Togo,

Do you mind sharing some pictures about the cable routing?

Grazie,
Giacomo
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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 12:12:03 AM »

I pretty much just followed the electrical, secured with zip-ties, made sure there was slack at both extremes of the turning.

Like I said, this is a Zero SR, not an Alta, but I thought the kit might work for Alta too.

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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 01:26:41 AM »

I have a Recluse one on mine. Fookin awesome.
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Re: left hand rear brake for the Redshift
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 06:11:28 PM »

Yes! I need to figure out how to put it on my gas bikes too...
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