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03-07-2007, 02:35 PM
how did you extend your rear brake linkage for the longer swingarm?

did you just cut and weld?

this is for a kasea 90

03-07-2007, 04:15 PM
I just bought a piece of 1/4" steel rod, bent it in a vice the same shape as the original (but with extra length of course), drilled the small hole for the cotter pin at the foot brake end, and used a tap and die set to add the adjusting threads to the other end. Works great!

03-07-2007, 04:30 PM
i used a piece of allthread and it broke up by the 90 where the cotter pin goes....

did you bend it to a hard 90?

03-07-2007, 04:43 PM
I bent it just shy of a 90 bend. I started to use allthread, but ran into the same problem. The steel rod is much stronger and ended up looking just like the original.

03-07-2007, 05:22 PM
Don't try to put a 90 degree bend in threaded rod without heating it or it will break off.