The Finer Points of Brake Adjustment

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Re: The Finer Points of Brake Adjustment

Post by tgtrotter » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:04 am

I'll go with WildhorseCafe on this thread.


Exactly how I've done mine. I know I read advice from this site after noticing my rear braking diminish. That little pull to the right is good knowing it's there. I travel more with a monkey and with a pull on the front lever evens it out if I'm solo.

My 2 cents on drums vs disc.. Well 3 cents. I hated three drums on my 2000 650 T. One of the many reasons I traded up to an '07. Disc imho are better and easier to maintain. And they work better.

Prob the same folks who are happy with the performance of drums are happy with the performance of carbs. Old school, kewl skool. Either way they both work. But there is no argument IMZ progressed to discs and efi.

Van, you're right. Brakes on a Ural ¿?. :lol: Unless of course you're off-roading and trials style. Or maybe just want a little extra help stopping.

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Re: The Finer Points of Brake Adjustment

Post by BlueRockCrawler » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 am

dneprlover wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:59 pm
That would kill their off road capability in snow or mud. Go even safer and fit traction control. Then watch sales fall off the roof
Why would ABS kill it's off road ability? Whipping around a turn on a 2 wheel dirt bikes, sliding the rear is a valid technique but I don't see how this is good thing with these things. Seems like a sideways Ural could quickly turn into a Ural on it's side when brakes are involved. OTOH, I've seen where spinning the tires, keeping your line straight, and keeping the revs steady up a hill in the snow or through sugar sand in the Pine Barrens can keep forward momentum and I'm not sure TCS stepping in and limiting slip would be a good thing there with such limited torque to work with.
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