Maybe An Alternative Braking Method

whittbrake1whittbrake2Getting rid of your rear brake pedal? No more lifting and extending your foot to push a pedal? Tempting. The principle of this “braking floorboard” is very easy to understand. The floorboard mechanism work by pushing down on its front part. Ok, but if I understand the ergonomic value of this system I am a little bit suspicious of what’s happening when your body shift forward for whatever reason like braking hard with your front brake, riding a pothole, etc. If somebody uses it, please feed me with your experience. Anyway, the manufacturer states that it is easy to install in 20 minutes. It can be installed on Touring Harley-Davidson models 97 and up. WhitBrake.

9 Responses to “Maybe An Alternative Braking Method”

  1. 1 bobx Dec 8th, 2009 at 8:32 am

    i saw one of those awhile ago and thought the same thing. curious to hear from anyone that has one on their bike.

  2. 2 Troy Dec 8th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I think Roger Bourget did something similar on one of his bikes years ago. I also think the left board was the shifter. Maybe he will chime in if he reads this blog in his retired life.

  3. 3 krugger Dec 8th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I maded the same system on my Maywood boardtraker(and the shifter too) in 2003. It looks more clean, that’s a good idéa! But you need a minimum of training and you never forget you need to let’s your foot in the middle floorboard when you ride on the highway….

  4. 4 J Dec 8th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I like it! I think after some acclimation it would be ok- definitely like the idea of not getting my foot jammed underneath the pedal…..

  5. 5 Dave Blevins Dec 8th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    How about designing a hinged pedal? Good stability at the rear of the footrest, front part actuates the brake… no pedal and a sturdy platform to rest your foot.

  6. 6 bgalyts Dec 8th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Ezee Brake does a great Job.Especially when itis adjusted perfect. A liitl bit above the Floorboard so you just slide your Foot Forward. You don’t lift it off the Floor Board at all. Just Slide Foot Forward and Brake is applied.

  7. 7 Lyle Dec 8th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I would prefer the fixed position of a stable floorboard allowing me to move my feet around on long rides and sometimes stand up on the floorboard rather than a pivoting footrest. This idea’s been around for decades but there’s a good reason it’s not on any production MC.

  8. 8 raaaaaa Dec 9th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    nice but only for real tall people you will need length to pivot your toe that much forward. the unit that is adjustable is the one that will sell

  9. 9 NITROBIL Dec 15th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    In 1998 we had our Fatboy stolen from the Mikuni show with our prototype floorboards and prototype inverted front end we were building with American Suspension. I wish i could have seen the guys face that stole it when he went to put it in gear without a shift lever. We still have 50 sets that we made and never went to market with. Our insurance company wanted to double our cost as they said the first guy that crashes will most likely sue and win. In todays lawyer world we have to walk a fine line and think about things like that. Its a shame because we had them dialed in where you could drag them on the ground and not have them brake or shift .

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