Clake on "sale" (AUD vs USD)

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Re: Clake on "sale" (AUD vs USD)

Post by smdub » Wed May 27, 2020 9:26 pm

No so fast :) I've already thought of those.

Master: The banjo at the master is small (I keep forgetting to measure.) It won't take the super common M10 pressure switches/banjos. I haven't found a smaller one yet.

Slave: The KTM uses a unified banjo/bleed bolt unlike most street bike/cars with seperate ones. So if I use a pressure switch banjo here, I can't bleed the brake. I had to reverse bleed the Clake to get it to work and that would become impossible (yet, mecessary since I'd have to open the system to swap the bolt.) I could however probably find a spot to machine a new bleed port on the caliper.

The two easiest solutions I've come up with are:
1) a custom brake line w/ a T in it somewhere I can thread the pressure sensor in. If I was a smart cookie, I'd just need a new line from the master down to where the foot control was before and then connect to the orig brake hose w/ a double banjo pressure switch.
2) Install a double banjo bolt on the master. Run the 2nd to a short piece of brake hose w/ a M10 fitting on the end. Alternately I can custom machine a solid banjo/M10 adapter fitting w/ no hose (this would be easy w/ the lathe/mill.) Either solution would hang a little farther off the bottom of the master cyl putting it in harms way a bit.

I have talked to Clake about this. There is actually provisions under the blanking cap for the dual control setup to activate a clutch switch. But nothing in there with access to the braking circuit. They suggested putting a pressure switch somewhere too. I'm not too concerned about this at the moment. I use the rear brake, like, ... never. (maybe that will change since it will be so easy to control.) I also rarely ride the 500 on the street. But the fact that it isn't working as it's supposed to will eat at me. The engineer in me must find a proper solution eventually.
Stephen (not Steve) - '08 Monster S2R1000 / '20 KTM 500 EXC / '17 150 XC-W / '19 Sherco 300FST / Sur-Ron LBX / '15 OSET 20.0R (kid's)
For sale: 2016 Sherco 300 Factory

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Re: Clake on "sale" (AUD vs USD)

Post by smdub » Wed May 27, 2020 9:35 pm

Epiphany: I could install a double banjo pressure switch at the caliper. Machine a small simple block for the 2nd banjo position to hold a bleed nipple.
Stephen (not Steve) - '08 Monster S2R1000 / '20 KTM 500 EXC / '17 150 XC-W / '19 Sherco 300FST / Sur-Ron LBX / '15 OSET 20.0R (kid's)
For sale: 2016 Sherco 300 Factory

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Re: Clake on "sale" (AUD vs USD)

Post by Jtrobb » Thu May 28, 2020 6:53 pm

I built a custom hose using parts from here https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/group ... D=PTFEHOSE

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