Do any of you folks use what is often referred to as a brake snake ?
Basically a cable or chain that usually runs from skidplate to brake pedal which is supposed to keep brush and saplings out of that gap. Usually home made from aircraft cable ,a.k.a. wire rope, etc.
I recently removed mine since it made clamping the footpeg to the MotoJack carrier for transport more difficult.
So of course I had to snag a gnarly twisted aspen and rip it out of the ground. I killed the tree but it also killed any further T-Dubbery until I could get it out. Totally jammed up, jammed on brakes, unmovable sapling and bike...I was potentially in a jam.
Fortunately a Leatherman multi-tool's wood saw blade was able to cut the green trunk between elbows and eventually free Betty Boop.
I post because the sapling seemed unusually big for the gap, really squeezed in there. Don't know if my old brake snake would have made any difference, I might have just ended up with cable caught up in the trunk needing to be cut.
See if I can find a picture...
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
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I've thought of doing one once I get a better skidplate. I tend to hit up old seldom used roads that can be a bit brushy down the center and sometimes you have to cross that. I seem to have more problem with the brake light switch coming unhooked at the bottom.
2017 TW200 "Lagann"
Cycle Racks Rack, Clarke XT350 4 gal tank, Rox 2" bar risers, 12v power port, Ram GPS mount, Coleman seat cover, Wolfman tank bag, HF "Pelican" style case attached to rack, LED headlight bulb, LED spot lights on the forks wired to the high beams, lots of mud caked on.
Future mods: Ricochet skidplate, ATV tire for snow next winter, maybe a ManRacks front rack over the headlight.
A "brake snake"?
But don't forget your "shifter serpent"!
They do, too...
"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
- Hunter S. Thompson
“It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom
And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
Still, I rise!
(With apologies to Maya Angelou)
"Give a Damn"
- C. M. Howe, Jr.
Got’em on both brake and shifter. Used aircraft cable ties that came with Costco led shop lights. Drilled small hole in each lever and then fastened other end to skid plate with sheet metal screw. No weeds, grass, sticks or small trees yet!