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I have a 87 goldwing with a sidecar with sidecar I use the back brakes more then the fount,now can I switch the front hand brake to power the rear brakes and the rear pedal for the front I know I will have to re plumb the lines but will the front master cly. be enough for the unified brakes
#1 06-11-2016, 06:33 AM,
It can be done I'm sure but it would defeat the purpose of the Unified/Linked brakes which is to link the front to the back to help prevent the rear from locking up during hard braking.....
1985 Limited Edition
#2 06-11-2016, 03:05 PM,
The master cylinder bores are different. That means the hydraulic advantage is going to be different as well. You may well end up with "woody" rears and "dynamite" fronts. With a sidecar, it may or may not make that big a difference. It's a lot of work to find out you were better off with the original configuration.
#3 06-11-2016, 06:47 PM,
Mike brings up a good point! In addition to that the caliper pistons in the left side front are larger than the right which, at the least, might cause excessive pad wear on the right side vs the left..... Ya wanna think about this I believe....
1985 Limited Edition
#4 06-11-2016, 07:47 PM,
I ask is with the side car when I come to a curve sometime I have to slow down to make the turn safely and with using fount brakes only the side car try to keep going strait when using back brakes it don't just my riding style I like to ride with my legs on my highway pegs so it would be easy with hand brake to brake both rear and left front unified
#5 06-12-2016, 02:45 PM,
Most sidecars I've seen have a mechanical brake tied into the foot brake pedal. Does yours not have one? Or are you not using a brake on the sidecar? Sounds kind of sketchy to me.........
#6 06-13-2016, 07:11 PM,

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