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I think you're right about the connections for the linked brakes
being relatively simple: what probably won't be simple is getting the brake balance
between front and rear set up properly. After all, the rear caliper on the Triumph is
different than the one used by Honda, so the response won't be correct.. I think
that linked systems use a proportioning valve, which I imagine would have to be
designed for the calipers in use, weight distribution of the bike, tire size etc, etc, etc.
Seems like a lot of trouble to go to with an uncertain outcome. Besides, one of the
nice things about Triumphs is that they're fairly simple, (unlike BMWs).
There are several different configurations for linked brakes. Front and rear with the handlebar lever, front and rear with he pedal, etc.
My BMW R1200RT has what I figure is the perfect setup. The lever applies both front calipers with a proportioning system adding rear brake according to a number of factors including how hard you're braking. The pedal applies only the rear brake, so like any other bike is just right for low speed maneuvers and correcting coming in to a corner.
The front brake lever is so effective the pedal is redundant in 99% of situations.
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