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_Kryten_
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Brake kit

Post by _Kryten_ » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:44 am

Would anyone be interested in me doing a tutorial on how to make your own home made brake kit for MBS board?

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Post by Gaz » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:00 am

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.

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Post by Daleyg3 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:32 am

Would be interested if it's better than the v5 brake kit mate!

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Post by leapb4ulook » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:26 am

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."
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Post by n00bly » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:41 am

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.

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Post by Benobeone » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:49 pm

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
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Post by varun » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:43 am

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.

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Post by dollymehta » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:33 am

The big break kit is 13" your stock is 11" and your 16inch wheels only have 1/2 inch clearance.

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