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    Default Midvaal Raceway 12/01/2020

    Hey every one's

    So going down to midvaal this sunday if any one wants to join,

    Nice enough track to just get some good riding practice in.

    Its about R400 for the day, my self and Milton Summers will be there, plus a few guys to help out and give instruction to any one who needs help.

    drop me a PM if you need more details

    https://goo.gl/maps/9eMDzcaMSaLnr33K8
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    I MIGHT be able to make it, need to practice on my new setup on my bike.
    Thumb brake setup, right foot gearshift and new fork internals.
    I am competing in the Monocle series this year and the first race is on the 1st Feb at Redstar.
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    That would be really cool to see the setup, always wanted to see how a thumb rear brake is setup with the hydraulic's, ive always wanted to try trail brake a corner if i go in to fast, i just rely on engine braking and lean my tubby bottom as far off the bike as possible, but then i am super slow, so there is that as well
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    Discacciati thumb brake bought from their website:


    Longer custom made brake line:


    Stock rear master cylinder removed and new brake line from thumb brake master to rear caliper done:


    Custom made (by me) right side gear shift with shaft through swingarm pivot:




    And the thumb brake in action:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJTU...ature=youtu.be


    The thumb brake setup I used completely bypasses the stock rear brake setup. I did that by choice as the right foot gearshift is now in place due to my left ankle. And there is zero space on the left to move the rear brake that side. There are a few other systems available that tie into the stock rear brake setup so that you can use either the foot or thumb, or both together.
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    Looks super cool, well ye, my track by She is Dave Purchase's old bike, who only had his right leg, he had a very similar set up for gear shifter, thats shiftier, does the rear thumb brake work well? Didnt see you ar midvaal
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    Thanks.

    I was not at Midvaal, could not make it.
    I am going to Redstar tomorrow to test and set up.
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