Gen2/Replace Rear Brake Pedal With Lever
A small number of Zero owners have installed a left brake lever to replace the rear brake pedal.
togo found the [TacticalMindz "Dual Fitting Rear Hand Brake AMP Kit - Footbrake Bypass Basic Kit" at 174.00 USD] to be a straightforward install on a 2014 SR.
- It's not clear if it's compatible with ABS on later models.
- See Re: Riding without a clutch forum thread.
Keith's KTM lever
- Setup to replace the rear brake's foot pedal by a left hand bar lever.
- The brake has a great feeling and it can activate the ABS with one finger.
- A clutch master cylinder DOT4 compatible from AJP (reference 650.00.302) with a 9.5 mm piston can be used.
- Master cylinders with pistons from 9 to 11 mm are suitable.
- A bigger one will give a too hard to press feeling.
- A smaller one will be really too soft and not effective.
- Steps (General)
- Disconnect the foot master cylinder from the ABS block.
- Connect the hand master cylinder in its place.
- A 70 cm brake hose is long enough to connect the master cylinder to the ABS.
- To make the bleeding easier, it is possible to inject brake fluid from the caliper with a big syringe up to the master cylinder.
- Pressure Sensor
- It is not possible to reuse the pressure sensor that is mounted on the foot master cylinder (built in the banjo screw).
- The OEM sensor's thread is M10x1.25 mm.
- The replacement sensor's thread on the caliper and the hand master cylinder are M10x1 mm.
- It must be possible to mount an M10x1 mm pressure sensor instead of the original.
- This sensor is used to activate the rear light when braking.