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    I extended the stock lever 1 1/4, made a bracket for the cable 1 1/4 longer, filed the top of the existing cable stop for the bracket to bolt up flush, reassembled.





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    This is the filed cable stop.















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    Very sexy.



    Stoppies now?



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    That looks great, I'll bet the front stopper is much improved.
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    Nice work Dog. I'm worried that you may now have to much leverage on a filed down, cast aluminum cable stop. Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwizard View Post
    Nice work Dog. I'm worried that you may now have to much leverage on a filed down, cast aluminum cable stop. Your thoughts?




    I thought there would be heavy leverage but there is not any leverage on that part it works as a guide only. The leverage is on the bottom lever and your hand lever if that makes sense. Felt braking much improved.





    I filed the half moon out only, but got some skuffs on the cable stop, it is still the same thickness.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnydog View Post


    Hey Ronny,



    Did you actually extend the stock lever or were you able to find a longer one?



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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Hey Ronny,



    Did you actually extend the stock lever or were you able to find a longer one?



    Brian




    I did not find a longer one so I cut it in half and added 1 1/4" long piece of metal.



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