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Brake kit

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:44 am
by _Kryten_
Would anyone be interested in me doing a tutorial on how to make your own home made brake kit for MBS board?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:00 am
by Gaz
Buy a set of Hydraulic rim brakes for a mountain bike and the set of discs and adaptors to fit your wheels.
Mount the discs to the rims and fit the brakes onto the truck hanger, they should bolt into the same hole as the MBS brakes fit in with the correct sized bolts and fit a bar between the top to brace the calipers so they dont move away from the disc when you pull the brakes on when riding.
Use the rear brake if you get a front and rear set, the pipe between the handle and calipers is longer.

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:32 am
by Daleyg3
Would be interested if it's better than the v5 brake kit mate!

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:26 am
by leapb4ulook
You can make some improvements to the V5. Here;s Joe's advice

"1. Replace the standard/normal brake pads with PHAT PADS (these are twice the width and are what downhill mountain bikers (used to?) use), which can/could be got from good cycle shops.

2. Add STRONG WASHERS to the end linkages of the cables to stop them pulling/ripping out under heavy pulling/braking.

3. Replace the BRAKE LEVER with a larger/longer one, this will increase your leverage, hence braking strength/ability."

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:41 am
by n00bly
Daleyg3 wrote:Would be interested if it's better than the v5 brake kit mate!


The main advantage is that you need much less force to brake. You can brake with 2 fingers. An other advantage is that the selfmade brake is much easier to remove from the board. You need only to loosen two screws.

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:49 pm
by Benobeone
n00bly wrote:The main advantage is that you need much less force to brake. You can brake with 2 fingers. An other advantage is that the selfmade brake is much easier to remove from the board. You need only to loosen two screws.


I like the idea of a quick release break system and would like to see a tut

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:43 am
by varun
Keep the originals and use bendix semi-metalic. honda civic isn't heavy enough to require bigger brakes or ceramics. you're not going to be racing formula one tracks and anything else is just a waste of money.

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:33 am
by dollymehta
The big break kit is 13" your stock is 11" and your 16inch wheels only have 1/2 inch clearance.