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post #1 of 11 Old 09-25-2010, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Folks, anyone know or had any experiance with T.C.B. brake control? Their website gives good reasons for buying one but I'm not savy enough to know if they would be a good idea or not. Any feedback on this product would be much appreciated. Thanks gweeg
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-25-2010, 10:55 PM
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Junk! Both the science and the execution.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-26-2010, 12:07 AM
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What that thing amounts to is a tiny hydraulic accumulator.
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WOW! you mean I can pay money to have a gizmo that simulates boiling brake fluid? Where do I sign up?

Every vehicle modification law I know of prohibits from decreasing a braking system's efficiency.

Like GW said, complete and utter junk. I'll add that it was designed by idiots for idiots.
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Thanks Guys. That's what I love about this forum honest answers and good advice,I had a feeling something was'nt quite right about this product gweeg
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-26-2010, 11:43 AM
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I remember similar gizmos offered for car brakes 40 years ago. They didn't do much then, and they don't do much now. I'd buy one if they were, oh, say, $7.90. At $79.00, I'll pass on the opportunity.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-26-2010, 12:13 PM
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I wouldn't use it if they paid me to put it on. Air in the brake line would have a similar effect and I sure do not want that.

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-27-2010, 09:00 PM
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I suppose

If you find yourself locking the brakes and falling down on a regular basis, maybe this gadget would give you a little extra margin. But then, if you have that problem, maybe should think about a different mode of transportation, or at least getting some help.
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-27-2010, 10:59 PM
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Crack the bleeder valve open, squeeze the front brake lever a little bit then release. Tighten the bleeder valve so the air does not escape. Same outcome, didn't cost you a dime.








P.S. I am just KIDDING. Do not do this! You may very well die, but your brake won't lock up!

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Yeah, the science is all wrong on this one, plain and simple. It ranks right up there with the Turbonator and its ilk.
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