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Has anyone ever modified the brake cam arm at either at the drum it self or up on the handle to produce more throw for less effort? Not really looking into a cantilever setup, just a larger radius. The wife wants less fatigue on her brake lever from an old hand injury and the foot brake is not an option on this recon for right now.

As with any rotating device larger cam produces less effort and more rotation so if at the lever side it may more difficult to do something, but at the drum side i was thinking of a longer throw arm.

Anyone experimented with this?
 

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if your trying to have more braking power ?, it's just best to rotate the arm back a couple notches. this is done a lot to make up for worn brake drums. other than this ?, I don't see any reason to mod the rear brakes. only other option is to install a rear disk brake ?, but I don't think they make a set up for that atv ?.
 
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I've never done it but it's certainly possible and would work 100%. I'd have thought even a small increase in length, let's say 1", would make a huge difference.

He's not after a better brake shady he's after the same braking effort at the wheels but with less effort at the lever to put less strain on the hands/fingers.


Edit: I do remember some years back you used to be able to buy different style brake levers, different 'dog leg' shapes that gave an easier lever. Not sure if you could get one to fit or how much extra leverage it would offer but may be worth looking into.
 
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Well sam when i get myself a new dremel tip kit ill see what i can whip up and experiment. I may have something in the end drawn up people can make to improve their quads all across the line of hondas.
 
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