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post #1 of 4 Old 06-27-2019, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Rear brake pedal alternatives?

Bent mine in the dirt last weekend, largely due to a momentary lapse in focus. I bent it back so it's usable, but I'm looking to get a replacement, and use this one as a spare. Have not found much out there other than oem. Looks like Touratech used to make a folding tip version for our bike, but not on their site anymore. Anybody find something else?

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Since I was a kid I've used what they today call a brake snake.

My dad built them out old brake or clutch inner cables and electrical connectors.

They are not easy to fit to a Strom because the Stroms don't have lower frame rails but you can join them to a bash plate.

The point of the cable is to secure the pedal or the gear leaver to the bike so if you have a get off the pedal or leaver can't be bent to far out of shape.

This ensures your leavers are is still usable while on your ride and it is far easier to get it back into shape without weakening anything.

If you "Google Brake Snake" you should find commercially available ones, you can then decide if you want to build your own or purchase one.

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Thanks, I ran across a previous post of yours with this info. Good stuff, I wish I had known about it earlier!

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Lots of my stuff is about being able to continue a ride if you dump the bike.


Things that could prove costly & disappointing if it were to shorten a great holiday.


Here in OZ help can be a long way away, it's best if you can keep yourself moving.


When I was a kid we would camp with our mini bikes, no spare parts you just had top make do or stop riding.
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