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    Recluse Left Hand Brake

    I installed my left hand brake the other day. Recluse is sourcing a Hayes Mtn Bike brake for the kit. It was easy to install but took a while to get all the air out. It does not interfere with the clutch at all. edit: the clutch is up a bit higher then I would like if I used it, but with the recluse clutch very seldom do I ever pull it in, so for me it is fine. I had to move my horn light etc switch over so it could go in it's place. Went for a short ride with my Son the other day and all I have to say is why haven't I had one of these for years. Going down atv/single track is a breeze. Standing up going over rough terrain and need a little brake just squeeze with one finger. It rules.
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    Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Nice. I saw the same setup on a friends KTM 450 the other day. We called it the mad scientist bike.
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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by accadacca View Post
    Nice. I saw the same setup on a friends KTM 450 the other day. We called it the mad scientist bike.
    He set it up with the front brake on the left and rear on the right. He wanted to mirror his mtn bike set up. Interesting.

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by Garbanzo View Post
    He set it up with the front brake on the left and rear on the right. He wanted to mirror his mtn bike set up. Interesting.
    I have flipped the brakes on my mountain bikes since the early 80's to mirror my motorcycles.

    It just made sence because when I bought my first mtn bike I had already been racing motorcycles professionally for ten years and I wanted my front brake on the right so I didn't have to think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    I have flipped the brakes on my mountain bikes since the early 80's to mirror my motorcycles.

    It just made sence because when I bought my first mtn bike I had already been racing motorcycles professionally for ten years and I wanted my front brake on the right so I didn't have to think.


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    That's a great idea. The gentleman Acca mentioned is an ex pro mtn biker, so I guess it makes sense to go with what's comfortable. No rekluse for me anytime soon, but they sure seem to make things interesting.

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    Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    I have flipped the brakes on my mountain bikes since the early 80's to mirror my motorcycles.

    It just made sence because when I bought my first mtn bike I had already been racing motorcycles professionally for ten years and I wanted my front brake on the right so I didn't have to think.


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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by accadacca View Post
    My Dad did the same thing on his MTB.
    Your dad is a stud! Just saying.

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    I can imagine that would be amazing on the trails around Moab. Very awkward to rely only on the front brake while making a right hand turn when you need your right foot on the ground for balance.

    Do you still have a brake for your right foot?

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandstone Addiction View Post
    I can imagine that would be amazing on the trails around Moab. Very awkward to rely only on the front brake while making a right hand turn when you need your right foot on the ground for balance.

    Do you still have a brake for your right foot?
    Yes I still have my foot brake.

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    I've been wanting to set my bike up like this for a while.

    Does rekluse sell the perch for it as well, to enable the dual handles? Think there's any difference for a KTM where the mineral oil is up there with the hydraulic brake?

    Thanks

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    I would call them and ask them about your bike. I am sure they have a kit for yours. If it is Orange they seem to have them covered.

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    Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Yeah, yeah,,, dang pumpkin riders :).

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    I have hayes brakes just like that on 3 of my mountain bikes. Where is this mineral oil ? Is it part of a hydraulic clutch on the lever ?

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    Recluse Left Hand Brake

    It's in a reservoir on the lever. It's the stock ktm Madura clutch

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    Magura (my phone auto corrected it)

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Remind me to never take a spin on your bike moabmark, I'd be so confused I'm sure that at very least I would go over the bars.

    But then again if you get used to it the trails are at your mercy.

    I can't help but think about simple care and up keep and the extra headaches involved and the spare parts while on longer rides?

    But I can also see a lot of advantages to this set up.
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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    Quote Originally Posted by REDFOX View Post
    I have hayes brakes just like that on 3 of my mountain bikes. Where is this mineral oil ? Is it part of a hydraulic clutch on the lever ?
    Putting regular brake fluid in it. It is incorporated with the rear foot brake system.

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    Re: Recluse Left Hand Brake

    So do you have some time on this set up yet and how do you like it?
    Was it worth it?
    Is there enough advantages to doing this set up?

    Come on spill the beans.


    I can see a lot of pluses to this set up but I'm not sure I would take it to the hills right off the bat.
    Well at least till it felt good about it anyway.

    I have a feeling it's a lot like starting all over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnseeker1 View Post
    So do you have some time on this set up yet and how do you like it?
    Was it worth it?
    Is there enough advantages to doing this set up?

    Come on spill the beans.


    I can see a lot of pluses to this set up but I'm not sure I would take it to the hills right off the bat.
    Well at least till it felt good about it anyway.

    I have a feeling it's a lot like starting all over again.
    Been to busy to go ride. If you are old and slow like me it will make life much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moab mark View Post
    Been to busy to go ride. If you are old and slow like me it will make life much easier.
    You're hardly slow, old on the other hand.....you are!
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