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Old 22nd June 2012
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It does really matter how it operates the shoes
OK, well I’ll check it out, that’s the way it was when he bought it but it was attached to forward controls, we just converted it to mid controls, but it might not have been right since PO put the forward controls on it.
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i dont have a closeup pic ,but the correct way has a taper to start the process. when arm is reversed there is no taper and the brakes will "jump" on instead of coming on slowly with foot pressure
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Front wheel/brake is Japanese, not Triumph.
If it is a twin leading shoe type brake, it might even be better than the original brake.
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The tail light is cool! The rear signals don't look like HD either. I could be wrong tho.
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...The front wheel looks like an early-to-mid 1970s Honda wheel. Probably off of a CB350 or CB450 judging by the small drum size...
The front wheel definitely looks like Honda, but the brake is too small to be from a 350 or 450. I'd guess it's from a smaller bike, like a 175.
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