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    Losing the rear brake res......

    I have seen many guys do this and use a peice of clear tubing for a reservoir. What kind of tube is it? Will vinyl tubing work or will brake fluid eat thru it? are there any pros or cons to this or is it just so the stock reservoir doesn't take up so much space? Hey Ovlovder....what kind of tube did you use?
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    #2
    Its a piece of clear blue tubing I bought from Dennis Kirk for fuel line. With a short aluminum m8 screw in it.

    As usual, HRC makes a kit

    http://tyga-performance.com/site/pro...7e578e1a429c89

    or what id really like is one of these.

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      #3
      Answer HERE: http://www.maberacing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70
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        #4
        hey thanks guys for the info.....in the other forum they said not to do it if you use the rear brake often. Now I know that I dont use the rear brake that often unless I am at a stop or if I need to slow very quickly. Should I worry about switching over to the tube since this is a street Hawk and not strickly a track Hawk? What about you Ovlovder, do you have any issues?
        -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
        Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

        "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

        "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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          #5
          Originally Posted by Stevenjhow
          hey thanks guys for the info.....in the other forum they said not to do it if you use the rear brake often. Now I know that I dont use the rear brake that often unless I am at a stop or if I need to slow very quickly. Should I worry about switching over to the tube since this is a street Hawk and not strickly a track Hawk? What about you Ovlovder, do you have any issues?
          It works fine if you are at a stop. If you need to 'stop quickly' you uh.. don't really need to be on your rear brake anyhow. No one needs to stop quicker than us boys on the track and well... mine gets used once a weekend, in the Tech line.
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            #6
            Is ths set-up good for the street? I am more a front braker anyway and this would really clean up the rear and look cool...
            Rob
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              #7
              Current Honda dirt-bikes have the all-in one unit. It is stock-looking and cast with a sight glass. A trip to the bike wrecker with the important dimensions from the Hawk unit might get a cool stock retrofit part.
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                #8
                My rear brake is rarely used, low trac. situations, or holding the bike at a stop. Occasionally when braking from higher speeds it is used very lightly.

                Obviously you NEED to keep a close eye on the fluid level after doing this mod. Though honestly I havent had to top off since I filled the system.
                whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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                  #9
                  Anybody got before/after photos? This is a nice little mod!
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                    #10
                    I also rarely use the rear brake, but I was wondering for "just in case"

                    Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                    Anybody got before/after photos? This is a nice little mod!
                    Look at ovlovder's post in the members ride section, he has a decent picture of it

                    Current Honda dirt-bikes have the all-in one unit. It is stock-looking and cast with a sight glass. A trip to the bike wrecker with the important dimensions from the Hawk unit might get a cool stock retrofit part.
                    SWEET! I'm gonna look that up today!
                    -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                    Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                    "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                    "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                      #11


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                        #12
                        this one?

                        whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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                          #13
                          does anyone ever swing the brake to the under side of the swing arm anymore??? i would like to find some reading material on that
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                            #14
                            I did mine 6-7 years ago and um...have still never even changed the fluid It works as well as it needs to,other than to calm the back end down a little bit and to hold it on hills I really don't use the rear brake but meh,it works fine.

                            Aquarium tubing + rubber stopper + 2 stainless hose clamps. It's not the cool green color of the HRC parts but maybe I'll just put some food coloring in there instead...

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