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Lotus54

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Clake II
« on: May 24, 2014, 02:40:40 AM »
I installed my Clake II.
left hand rear brake, spring assisted clutch and keeping the footbrake.

I've only used it a bit so,far, but I think it will be great.

The brake can can operate the clutch also if you want, to a varying amount.
I really like a LHRB, since I can keep my feet where I want them and my hips straight with the bike.





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Re: Clake II
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 06:14:45 PM »
That's an interesting bit of kit. I can understand what a hand operated rear brake does but how does it interact with the clutch? And why?
Any chance of a web link to Clake? I've Googled it and can't find anything.

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Re: Clake II
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 07:30:29 PM »
See the little brass coloured knob? That allows the rear brake to actuate the clutch to any amount if you wish.

The reason is to keep from stalling the bike if just using the LHRB lever.
You can have it affect the clutch or not- quickly adjustable.

I can see many times where it would be nice.

http://www.clake.com.au
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Re: Clake II
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 01:13:29 AM »
I've taken it on a couple of rides- works great!

   I find I often will use the  forefinger for both- keep to the right for the clutch, move to the left for the rear brake. For fine control, a finger on each.

Works really well for trails- never even use the footbrKe anymore. I can keep my body/feet better positions.

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Re: Clake II
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 12:52:56 AM »
I did a trial with the new Clake II Sunday.
  I somehow got some air in the footbrake (could be the mud that gets in it caused some leaked, since it was good initially)- so I never used the footbrake all day, just the LHRB.

It worked really well!
I could keep my feet where I wanted them (in the air sometimes) and have a super feel for the rear brake at all times.
I had it so the rear break lever would actuate the clutch (although not fully).
One section with a very tight (for me) uphill turn with a narrow path between two trees...I could just use a finger on the brake (which slipped the clutch) and balance while easing through the gap. Cleaned it finally!

   I like it!

Plus I liked the super easy pull for long days- not a big difference for he trials I've been doing,  it a long trail ride I notice.

I am very much a trials novice, so take what I say in that in mind.
I did get second in the class (first looser)


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Re: Clake II
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2014, 02:58:22 AM »
The Clake II is still working great.
   I tend to use both fingers in really tight stuff- one on brake one on clutch.

I've gotten air in the foot brake still- not exactly sure why. I'll check with Clake - could be the master perhaps?
   So far not a huge deal, easy to bleed.

Definately worth it for me.


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Re: Clake II
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 05:15:00 PM »
I installed A Clake 2 on my 2016 beta crosstrainer. I kept the rear brake pedal.  I have tried for six months to get the rear brake system bled properly. Any suggestions? Sometimes it pumps up a bit after i ride for awhile but if the bike sits it goes flat.

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Re: Clake II
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 03:37:25 AM »
Yes, the master cylinder is a bit difficult to bleed.
  Watch the videos a few times and try it.

I had sort of a system now- and also got a spare master cover that I will install a fitting to pressure bleed. I think that will be better.

Where are you located?
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