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I was just wondering if one brake lever takes precedence over the other. If I am on the rear brake and grab the lever, does the lever then override my inputs from the brake pedal or even vice versa?

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Nope. I had a moment of clarity and decided that a married father of 2 should probably not be doing those sorts of things.

I even rode the speed limit today, and shifted like I was 70 and driving a 'wing.

This is a legit question...

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I was just wondering if one brake lever takes precedence over the other. If I am on the rear brake and grab the lever, does the lever then override my inputs from the brake pedal or even vice versa?

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Brian

somewhere there is a description of which lever does what..but basically there are multiple wheel cylinders in the calipers for both the front and rear wheel.

The brake peddle activates two of the three cylinders on the rear wheel (or some of the cylinders) the lever activates the other cylinder or cylinders. (SO) if you stomp on the brake peddle and feather press on the lever virtyally no rear braking from the lever because the other two cylinders are exerting more force on the brake pads. Proportinal force on the pads would be determined by area and pressure of each cylinder assuming all of the cylinders are the same size and the input pressure is the same.

It would be a simple exercise to put in a valve in the rear pressure line to the rear caliper from the lever distribution valve, then you would be able to control whether you wanted integrated braking or not.
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somewhere there is a description of which lever does what..but basically there are multiple wheel cylinders in the calipers for both the front and rear wheel.

The brake peddle activates two of the three cylinders on the rear wheel (or some of the cylinders) the lever activates the other cylinder or cylinders. (SO) if you stomp on the brake peddle and feather press on the lever virtyally no rear braking from the lever because the other two cylinders are exerting more force on the brake pads. Proportinal force on the pads would be determined by area and pressure of each cylinder assuming all of the cylinders are the same size and the input pressure is the same.

It would be a simple exercise to put in a valve in the rear pressure line to the rear caliper from the lever distribution valve, then you would be able to control whether you wanted integrated braking or not.

The front lever works both front and rear proportionally, depending on load and force, done electrically and the rear can be applied buy it self. If you are using the front, applying the rear adds pressure to the rear.
I hope this helps. It doesn't work like a Honda
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