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    Default OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    PROS: It works excellent. Seems rugged and reliable enough after initial test use. stops bike well. Easy to install. Line and slave fit well.
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    CONS: I could not find a handle bar position to make the level usable "in the real world" .
    In order for it to be useable, I need to be able to work the clutch and just reach out with one or two fingers for rear braking. Good news is I did come up with a reliable solution for this problem (see below) In spite of an already rediculously overcrawded handlebar control situation I solved the positioning problem with a chinese billet anodized "accessory extended mirror mount" from amazon (or ebay). It works very well with some minor mods to keep it from coming loose. I plan on cutting off the excess.
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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

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    will trim and mount it to a seperate mirror clamp so the master cylinder will not be disabled in a crash
    if there was a rating for it of 5 stars being best, I would give it a 4 stars because just clamping the lever somewhere on the bars is not a useful solution for a LHRB
    An LHRB needs to be precisely in tandem with the clutch lever and at the touch of one finger at all times to be useful,
    It should not be an awkward contortion act groping around to find it as it is out of the bag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonewolf View Post
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    will trim and mount it to a seperate mirror clamp so the master cylinder will not be disabled in a crash
    if there was a rating for it of 5 stars being best, I would give it a 4 stars because just clamping the lever somewhere on the bars is not a useful solution for a LHRB
    An LHRB needs to be precisely in tandem with the clutch lever and at the touch of one finger at all times to be useful,
    It should not be an awkward contortion act groping around to find it as it is out of the bag
    Nice solution, glad you din't give up, your still way ahead of me $$ on my Clake SLR, but I love it. It has the 1 finger rear brake pull you are looking for.
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    Two wheels, its a drug, I need my FIX.

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    Note that the OX Hydra LHRB at $295 is in the same price range as the superb Clake SLR after the Australia/USA currency exchange rate is taken into consideration.
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    Default Re: OX Hydra left hand rear brake review

    Quote Originally Posted by ChasM View Post
    Note that the OX Hydra LHRB at $295 is in the same price range as the superb Clake SLR after the Australia/USA currency exchange rate is taken into consideration.
    sounds good but I'm not seeing it
    looks like prices start at $700ish and a dual control is $900
    https://www.clake.com.au/prices/

    I started to look into getting the Clake and got sticker shock and froze up at all the complications and internet tales of woe
    It would be nice though.
    I think the OX Hydra is almost there, IF they could come up with a viable handlebar mounting position
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    like what !, maybe this one ? https://www.clake.com.au/prices/clak...l-control-kit/
    too confusing for me, it makes my brain hurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonewolf View Post

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    like what !, maybe this one ? https://www.clake.com.au/prices/clak...l-control-kit/
    too confusing for me, it makes my brain hurt
    Yes that is the one....ends up closer to $400 with shipping.
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    Two wheels, its a drug, I need my FIX.

    15' Husky/KTM FE350S
    05' 525 EXC converted to a 453, yes I'm the ONE that actually went smaller
    12' KLX 140L
    06' Rhino, long travel
    My Webpage

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    I bought the Smokin brand from the UK and it was $275 to the door. Very pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonewolf View Post
    sounds good but I'm not seeing it
    looks like prices start at $700ish and a dual control is $900
    https://www.clake.com.au/prices/

    I started to look into getting the Clake and got sticker shock and froze up at all the complications and internet tales of woe
    It would be nice though.
    I think the OX Hydra is almost there, IF they could come up with a viable handlebar mounting position
    .

    like what !, maybe this one ? https://www.clake.com.au/prices/clak...l-control-kit/
    too confusing for me, it makes my brain hurt
    Prices for the Clake SLR start at US $250.43. I bought a Clake SLR unit several years ago. I don't remember the exact price but it was a considerably less than $400, closer to $300.
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    Thw Clake products are light years ahead of the other repurposed crap.
    19 KTM 350exc Kreft Moto RC. Clake two.
    '13 Husaberg FE350 Plated. Kreft Moto. Clake two. TR 390 big bore
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    '14 Husqvarna FE250 Plated (wife's low-rider) Kreft Moto Lowered 2.5"
    '17 Freeride 250R Plated (wife's 2nd ride)
    '17 Freeride 250R Plated (daughter's) Kreft Moto. Clake Pro. Rekluse. Lectron
    and 40 years of other 2 wheeled fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChasM View Post
    Prices for the Clake SLR start at US $250.43. I bought a Clake SLR unit several years ago. I don't remember the exact price but it was a considerably less than $400, closer to $300.
    You got a smokin deal then, price in the link is $350 US dollars, plus shipping.
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    Two wheels, its a drug, I need my FIX.

    15' Husky/KTM FE350S
    05' 525 EXC converted to a 453, yes I'm the ONE that actually went smaller
    12' KLX 140L
    06' Rhino, long travel
    My Webpage

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