Dual Pull lever

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Rob_E_Rob, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Rob_E_Rob

    Rob_E_Rob Member

    Hey there,

    I just did some searching and reading on the dual pull brake lever. I could not find any information on its FUNCTION. How do you guys like it? Does it have a lot of flex? Can you adjust the brakes proportionally (make the back brake harder than the front)
    I'll take all the info you care to share!

    Thanks a lot for your time!


  2. super dave

    super dave Member

    i run a daul pull lever on two of my bikes no problem works great and yes you can adjust them front and back easy.
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    It seems that most people who have tried them have liked them.

    I haven't gotten around to trying one yet. I just use two standard brake levers staggered, so to speak, at the right hand. It seems to work just fine.

    So I'd say that either way is liable to work for you.
  4. james65

    james65 Member

    dual break lever

    I have been using one for about 500 MI. Very happy with it. Yes they do adjust seperatly(almost). The cable slack can be taken up individually, however once you apply them the recieve somewhat equal force to to a balance type setup on the lever.
    Have made many emergency type stops with no problem.
    Just started another bike, and a dual pull brake lever was one of the first items I ordered.

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  5. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Same here. Any bike I build either for myself, or anyone else will have this recommendation (along with numerous others). I run a Cruiser with mountain bike brakes.
  6. ThunderDuck

    ThunderDuck New Member

    Any advantage in mounting a dual pull lever on one particular side of the handlebars? eg. left or right side / or along side a twist grip throttle?
  7. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Right side away from the clutch for me. Clutch and brake on the same side a BIG PITA.
  8. Mike Hunt

    Mike Hunt Member

    why would you want to have clutch and brake on the same lever?
  9. thuginfc

    thuginfc Member

    i use it ive got to say the best upgrade ive done to my bike
  10. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Where did you get the idea that a clutch and brake lever would be on the same lever. With dual brakes (front and rear) without the dual brake lever, you would normally have both a clutch and a brake lever on the left side and a throttle and brake lever on the right side. With the dual lever (which operates both set of brakes at the same time), you would normally have just the clutch on the left side and both the throttle and "DUAL" brake lever on the right side. It is very awkward to have both a clutch and a brake lever on the left.
  11. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I favor setting up motor bike controls as Motor Cycle Like as possible, that could
    prevent a Motorcycle FUBAR, and make it easier for people with Motorcycle skills
    to ride the Motor Bike. In short ... Left Hand = Clutch Right Hand ... Throttle +
    [ Front ] brake. The Combo lever makes perfect sense, leave front brake a bit slack.

    The way I see it ... A combo Brake / Clutch lever would ensure clutch is in, before
    activating [ rear ] brake Front brake could be used Motorcycle style, to set up for corners . When I was young, many motorcycle accidents were caused by ' torquies ' the rider had the brakes jammed on, and the clutch fully out ! * When you get scared on a motorcycle, grab the levers, that puts a brake on, and the clutch goes in. *
  12. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    WAY too much for me to think about... Dual pull on the right for me as well and clutch on the left.

    Also, it's pretty much a natural thing to release the throttle as you reach for the brake.
  13. professor

    professor Active Member

    I really like the dual pull lever, I have a V brake on front and modified caliper on the back. The effort level is high though. Would stop better with two Vs, but is OK as it is.
    Totally recommend the dual lever.
  14. Lazieboy

    Lazieboy Member


    This is good reasearch and development. i wanted to get one and s*@t now i know what i wanted to now thanks for the info. thats why iam here. Pay it forward right.