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  • How about linked brakes?
    Many , , , and even are equipped with linked brakes, which are designed to actuate both front and rear brakes through a single lever. Some systems are only rear-to-front linked, while others work both ways, but the goal is the same both: remove some of the guesswork involved with choosing between front and rear brakes. While a majority of riders can’t produce stopping distances as short as those created by linked braking systems, this feature isn’t always popular among some performance-oriented enthusiasts.

    Most modern motor vehicles have two sets of brakes, front brakes and rear brakes. Even two wheeled vehicles such as and have rear brakes and these have a very specific purpose which we explain as follows.

  • Should I use the front, rear brake… or both?
    Balance is crucial to a motorcycle’s dynamics, and that’s why most bikes have individual front and rear brake controls. Most experts agree that roughly 70% of braking effort should go to the front wheel (which uses the hand lever on the right grip), and 30% to the rear (which is operated by the right foot pedal.) Front brakes require more effort because weight transfer from slowing down will shift the bike’s balance from the rear wheel to the front, enabling the front tire to handle more load. When there’s less downforce on the rear tire, it becomes much easier to lockup and slide that wheel, resulting in a loss of control...

    Disc brakes are commonplace on the front wheels of modern vehicles, and can also be found on the rear wheels of many other vehicles. The design of the front and rear disc brakes might differ, but in operation, they are virtually the same. The exception with rear disc brakes is that many times the parking brake is part of the rear caliper assembly. We'll get into that more in the section on rear disc brakes. For now, let’s talk about some of the common problems with disc brakes.




    Development of CBS: Front and rear wheel interlocked brake

    Honda paid attention to the operation of brakes unique to motorcycles; front and rear wheel independent brakes applied through levers and pedals in accordance with ever changing driving conditions from moment to moment. However, proper braking of front and rear wheels is required to stop efficiently in a shorter distance according to various road surfaces. Honda aimed at enabling ideal and easy operation of front and rear wheel brakes, which could be applied at anytime and by anybody. That is the purpose of CBS (combined brake system); front and rear wheel interlocked brake system.

  • In conventional motorcycle brakes, the right lever controlled the front wheel brake while the pedal (or the left lever) controlled the rear wheel brake.
    Honda aimed at simultaneous and effective application of the brake on the front and rear wheels by one operation. In the development of CBS, it has become necessary to assure that no sense of discomfort will be felt on braking characteristics and motorcycle body behavior by the riders accustomed to the conventional independent front and rear wheel brake application. Therefore, the following three points were aimed at in the development:

    1.  The braking force on the front wheel is to be raised higher when power is applied on the right lever while the same on the rear wheel is to be made greater than the front wheel when power is put on the pedal (or the left lever).
    2.  Nosedive tends to become large as the front wheel brake works when the pedal (or the left lever) is operated. Make the dive as small as possible.
    3.  Lessen the mutual interference between the right lever and pedal (or the left lever) at time of joint operation.

    Engineers took the concept a step further. The "combination valve" addresses three concerns: One is the safety warning for a hydraulic circuit failure; another would be the proportioning of fluid pressure front to rear. When the brake pedal applies, and fluid pressure increases in the lines, the proportioning valve restricts hydraulic pressure to the rear wheels. The restricted ratio is an amount determined by the vehicle's design, weight distribution, and chassis dynamics. The proportioning valve compensates for weight bias. The last function of a combination valve is metering. A known issue with disc front and drum rear brakes is the lag time for the rear shoes to push through the return spring pressure and shoe-to-drum clearance before applying shoe pressure at the drum. By contrast, disc pads have no return springs and ride at the sides of the rotor. Lag time is virtually non-existent if the rotors run true

How to replace front and rear brakes on a 2002 Toyota

FWE Campagnolo Front and Rear Brake Cable Kit has been developed to meet the needs of riders who are more conscious about price but can still expect a great performing long lasting product. Includes ferrules, crimps, rubber grommets and protective sheaths.