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    Default Unified Brake Converdion ideas?

    I have a 1999 Lehman Predator Trike conversion that happens to be the last Predator kit available from Lehman (so they said when I inquired). I am in the unfortunate position of having all of my right foot toes removed, and I am looking for a way to actuate the rear drum brakes from the hand control, if possible. If anyone has any ideas on how to engineer this into reality, I would GREATLY appreciate it. And no, not riding is not an option!

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    Hi John and Welcome to Trike Talk

    This can be done, it wont be cheap nor easy

    You will need a larger bore front master cylinder, an adjustable proportioning valve and new flex brake lines for the rear brakes
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    Sorry to read of this, but I must ask to be clear, you're just loosing toes? Not a whole foot? You'll still walk, still have strength to rock the foot.

    Floorboards or pegs ?

    If you're just loosing the toes, you'll still keep the ball, arch, heel, ankle. I think that it would be well worth looking at modifying the rear brake pedal for length, height, and "toe" tab that really can be pressed on by the ball of the foot, not the toes … even if it means adding a heel rest a little further forwards of where you heel rested before. Longer lever will mean more travel, shorter lever will shorten travel.
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    John, welcome to the forum.

    I have a Valkyrie Interstate with a Lehman Predator trike kit. I purchased a Kuryakyn #8857 Brake Pedal and it is 4-3/4" X 2-1/2", and mounts by drilling a 3/8" hole through the original brake pedal. This pedal looks very good, doesn't move around and stays put. The brake pedal covers that wrap around the brake pedal (clamshell) are to small for what you need. Look for one that has a stud on the bottom like this one. Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Kuryakyn-8857.../dp/B003O6X31U and looks like the picture.

    If you have any questions, I would be happy to help if I can.

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