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Old 02-01-2013, 07:49 PM
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Question Tri glide proportioning valve questions

I'm brand new to the forum. I have spina bifida and have no use of my legs so need special shifting and braking adapting equipment. I've been riding for 15 years, first bike was a 94 sportster with torbleau trike kit out of wisconsin. he used a tee to run the back brakes through front master cylinder but left the front brake out all together. I'm now waiting for a 2013 tri glide to come in. Been talking to the local harley dealer about putting a proportioning valve on it to run both brakes by hand. They are afraid to tackle it because they are worried that the master cylinder won't be big enough to handle both front and back. They would rather use something called a k-lever2. Was hoping someone on here has already used the valve system on a tri glide and could pass on any helpful info.

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I'm brand new to the forum. I have spina bifida and have no use of my legs so need special shifting and braking adapting equipment. I've been riding for 15 years, first bike was a 94 sportster with torbleau trike kit out of wisconsin. he used a tee to run the back brakes through front master cylinder but left the front brake out all together. I'm now waiting for a 2013 tri glide to come in. Been talking to the local harley dealer about putting a proportioning valve on it to run both brakes by hand. They are afraid to tackle it because they are worried that the master cylinder won't be big enough to handle both front and back. They would rather use something called a k-lever2. Was hoping someone on here has already used the valve system on a tri glide and could pass on any helpful info.

Thank you in advance.
Why can't they install the ABS system like the 2wheeler has ?? Just a thought.... Check other dealers also.
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I'm leaning towards your dealers side, I'm not sure the front master cylinder is large enough.
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http://www.socaltrikecenter.com/Articles.asp?ID=145

INTRODUCING THE MODULAR K-LEVER 2 FOR THE DISABLED RIDER
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I also agree with your dealer. The front master cylinder wont have enough pressure to handle 4 calipers. The piston is not big enough. Plus for your safety you should never tie your front and rear system together on the same hydraulic system for the brakes.

The K2 brake lever >>> http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/klever.html

Install instructions for a Harley >> http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.c...HDTRIGLIDE.pdf
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I also agree with your dealer. The front master cylinder wont have enough pressure to handle 4 calipers. The piston is not big enough. Plus for your safety you should never tie your front and rear system together on the same hydraulic system for the brakes.

The K2 brake lever >>> http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/klever.html

Install instructions for a Harley >> http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.c...HDTRIGLIDE.pdf
Thats a sweet looking setup, its amazing how many great things are being produced to help people with disabilities.
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Wish I had ideas for your brakes, but welcome to the forum!
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Thats a sweet looking setup, its amazing how many great things are being produced to help people with disabilities.
Yesi it is. I had considered this as a option to eliminate the rear brake pedal when I built my right foot shifter linkage. But I was able to make it all work and just learned that I have to provide myself more stopping distance when riding in traffic for the quick stops
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Talked to the owner of our local dealer. He said they probably wouldn't do a job like that because: 1. there isn't any specs on the capacity of the front master cylinder and 2. LIABILITY. They have installed the duel lever set-up and electronic shifting for amputees.

Good Luck, happy riding and welcome to the forum
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thanks for the feedback. will probably bit the bullet and spend the extra $1500.00 on the K lever2. Hopefully they have all the begs worked out and it's a smooth installation.

Thanks again. Ted.
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