ALTA negatives

leeo45

Geezer in denial
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Lake Hartwell, SC
#3
Sorry....While they were warming their hands while waiting for their bikes to warm up, you could be warming your body by riding without HAVING to wait for your bike to warm up!
...... and your hands didn't smell like burnt petroleum byproducts for the remainder of the day ! Hope all of you had a good ride.
 

Rix

Self proclaimed macho man extraordinaire
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Fallon NV
#6
I've always done that with the exhaust! Haha wow something I haven't thought about with the Alta. I love the smell it left on my gloves and hands, made for a good drive home haha
Same here, my whole riding gear smelled like premix.
 

Scooter584

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Council Bluffs, IA
#10
Here's a negative....the brake pedal kind of sucks. The pins aren't that grippy (I've seen other replace with bigger ones so I'll try that) and it packs with mud/dirt quickly. I'm going to hollow out the pedal so it will allow mud/do to pass
 

Redwolf

My dog thinks I'm cool
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Brinnon, Wa.
#11
Here's a negative....the brake pedal kind of sucks. The pins aren't that grippy (I've seen other replace with bigger ones so I'll try that) and it packs with mud/dirt quickly. I'm going to hollow out the pedal so it will allow mud/do to pass
Not being able to use the brake is not a negative... All they do is slow you down. And why would you want to do that when you bought something made by faster, faster?!
 

revoltlution

Keep yer cool, don't get hurt, and never give up!
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St Johns, Portland, OR 97203
#12
Here's a negative....the brake pedal kind of sucks. The pins aren't that grippy (I've seen other replace with bigger ones so I'll try that) and it packs with mud/dirt quickly. I'm going to hollow out the pedal so it will allow mud/do to pass
The rear brakes sucks so bad.... Gave me the incentive to put on a LHRB... Made this awesome machine EVEN BETTER!
 

strider

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NE Oklahoma
#13
Here's a negative....the brake pedal kind of sucks. The pins aren't that grippy (I've seen other replace with bigger ones so I'll try that) and it packs with mud/dirt quickly. I'm going to hollow out the pedal so it will allow mud/do to pass
The whole concept of a foot-operated brake was a compromise as it was "better" to put the clutch on the handlebars. Put on a LHRB and don't look back!
 

Scooter584

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Council Bluffs, IA
#14
I like the rear brake where it is I just don't like the pedal! I'll post pics when I get mine fixed up! I still ride bikes with a clutch the Alta is not my only bike. I think a LHRB would only cause me confusion although I can see it being nice.
 

Fod

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CA
#15
If there was no chance of me ever riding a friends bike or another bike (Which I am ok with!) I would put the rear brake on the throttle side and front brake on the clutch side....and be done with the foot brake. BUT we all know that everyone wants to ride our sweet bikes.... so we cant let them hop on our bikes with a non standard brake setup. And ofcoarse you need to ride their bike or you will not get any riding in....so cant go back to foot brake if you stepped up to hand lever.
 

Trialsman

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Pittsburgh
#16
"I like the rear brake where it is I just don't like the pedal!" It is a relatively simple matter to cut the foot part off the pedal (or mill it for a better job.) Next you go to the local KTM dealer and buy a HammerHead brake end. you will need to drill and tap the first and third hole through into the Alta pedal. I did this on mine and it looks just like a factory job and gives a very positive foot placement.
 

Scooter584

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Council Bluffs, IA
#18
Zoom in on the second picture I posted today under snow riding and you can see the foot brake end.
So that's my next step...first I'm going to try different pins and drill/hollow out the pedal. Reason being I can't find an Alta pedal as easily now so I know doing that won't render it in operable. Not that I don't trust my craftsmanship in cutting off the tip and adding a different one on but some stupid chance something happens I don't want to be left searching. But I have been looking for a couple different tips for sure, I'll post up some pice when I get it done just been busy at work. I can't zoom in very far on yours trailsman but I can tell there's an orange one on there...good job!
 

Redwolf

My dog thinks I'm cool
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Brinnon, Wa.
#19
How do y'all find the need to use the back brake? With as strong as the regen brake is, if I even think of touching the pedal, the rear tire locks up. So skid steer use only... For scrubbing speed off, it's regen and front brake as required, even on steep hills. Is this just a track use thing?
 

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