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Old 05-19-2012, 12:29 PM
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Default 2012 EC250 brake pedal

Well, bent the brake pedal badly at the last race, managed to sraighten it fairly well. Bought a new one & will keep the original as a spare. I'm gonna be more careful of the pedal in future. 125 euros!!!!


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Old 05-19-2012, 12:33 PM
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How about fitting a brake snake?

http://shop.1stmx.co.uk/drc-motocros...nake-883-p.asp
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:45 PM
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I don't like the idea of drilling the pedal to mount the snake, as it would weaken the pedal. can they be looped around the pedal instead?
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:10 PM
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Up to you how you fix it. But they stop branches getting in behind the brake pedal and wrenching it outwards.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:45 PM
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A cable tie works as a povo subsitute too!
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:12 PM
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I've bent mine pretty bad the last two rides, but at least they bend and dont break
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:01 AM
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I don't like the idea of drilling the pedal to mount the snake, as it would weaken the pedal. can they be looped around the pedal instead?
You are only talking about a 3/32" hole, very minimum and I've had it on the last 10 bikes with no issues, and I can be a very rough brake abuser. Much, much better than a bent or broke lever in the middle of a race. Just make sure you leave enough slack in the cable for the brake lever movement. I usually either wrap the other end around the frame bottom rail or drill a small hole in the skid plate. I don't ever use the little mounting tab they give you to bolt under a motor side cover bolt, yuk, no thank you.

But if you don't want to drill the brake tip, yes you can tightly wrap the cable around the brake tip in one of two ways, I've tried both. One way is to route it thru the brake tip and cinch it up tight and as long as it sits between the tip teeth you never even feel it when braking. The other way is to wrap it around the brake lever itself and cinch it up tight just behind where the brake tip mounts to the brake lever. I don't like this one as much as the cable, even when tight, can still slip down the brake lever.

Honestly, there is not an issue with drilling a very small hole in the forward end of the brake tip, just put it in the appx middle of the brake tip "meat" of the material and you'll be fine.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:05 AM
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I just used the 3rd hold for the brake tip that is unused either front or rear when you decide where you want the tip to set. I would think that nice feature would exist on the '12 as well.
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Well you've all convinced me, I'll chance one. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:22 PM
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I make my own using 3/32" diameter braided steel cable and either two aluminum end stops or one end stop and an aluminum ferrel. I drill a larger hole in the brake pedal tip to accomodate the larger cable. I drill another hole in my skid plate, making it slightly lower than the brake pedal tip in the resting position. That way you can make the cable nice and tight. When you depress the brake, the cable loosens slightly. You should still verify your cable isn't limiting travel of your brake pedal before your next ride.
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