The Clake One, Two and Pro Lever all have the option to run a unique dual control system that offers the ability to seamlessly swap from hand to foot rear brake activation whilst maintaining consistent brake pressure and perfect feel.
We achieve this by utilizing two separate hydraulic systems with a mechanical connection between them. Braking power from hand operation is maximised by running a hydraulic circuit directly from the clake’s brake master cylinder to the rear brake calliper. A separate hydraulic circuit runs from the bikes std rear brake master cylinder to the pedal slave cylinder mounted on the right hand side of the clake body. The slave cylinder’s piston pushes via a roller bearing and rocker arm on the rear brake piston in the clake unit. (click on diagram to enlarge)
Shown left is the Clake Dual Control kit consisting of the pedal slave cylinder that bolts onto the std Clake body and the hydraulic line and required fittings. You can order this fitted to your Clake One, Two or Prolever by selecting the dual control version of any of these models or this can be retrofitted to a std Clake to convert it to a Dual Control Clake
THE DESIGNER’S PERSONAL OPINION
Every rider has different preferences for their motorcycle controls – these are my thoughts and my personal opinions on the Dual Control system.This allows you retain your rear brake pedal when fitting the Clake One, Clake Two and Clake Pro Lever. There are no disadvantages to having Dual Control (apart from the extra cost!) so generally I would recommend opting for this as it will make the transition to using a hand brake easier. Personally I don’t have dual control on any of my bikes – a Gas Gas trials bike with a Pro Lever, a KTM motar with a Clake Two, and a Beta RR300 with a Pro Lever. At any rate the Dual Control system can be easily disconnected, allowing you to remove the rear brake pedal and master cylinder. You can also purchase a cover plate if you want to remove the Clake Dual Control slave cylinder. Conversely, a there is a kit available to convert a hand-only unit to Dual Control. I hope this helps!