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Thug counter
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I keep forgetting to release it. My first day riding, I got into 2nd gear before I remembered it! Numerous times, I start to back it up and I've left in on. Once it tripped the breaker to the starter. I've got to start thinking of the thing as a kickstand. I never had a problem remember it pull it up.

I know people that have though. :eek
 

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Just Ride
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Install a bright led and switch to the emergency brake to remind you to release it. Ofcourse where it can be noticed.
 

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Retired citizen
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Put a sticky note on the inside of the windshield !
 

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Indecisive Member
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Install a buzzer or light that signals you when the e brake is engaged.
 

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Indecisive Member
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There's actually a small light on one of the dials, but I'm too stupid to see it.
Replace it with a brighter light, or attach some kind of buzzer inline with the light.
 

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Harley Rider
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I rarely use my parking brake.
 

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Thug counter
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I have finally got used to it. So much so, I automatically set it without thinking about it. Very rarely do I forget to disengage it now. Getting a little smarter with old age, I reckon.
 

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Ridin Through
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Parking Brake

Other than parking on a very steep angle is there any real need for this brake ? I'm thinking about taking it all off, I think it looks ugly. I am talking about removing it from a Freewheeler not a fully loaded TriGlide which I'm sure is a lot heavier.
 

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I asked Motor-Trike in Tyler/Trump Texas about their Trike Kits since they don't install emergency brakes on all trikes they convert. They advised "you don't need the emergency brake unless parking on a steep incline, just leave it in 1st gear". Decided to try that myself since my 2012 emergency brake was no longer easily adjustable. Now I just leave the trike in 1st gear when I park and it seems to be holding the trike fine. On steep inclines, I use a wood block that I keep in the trunk as a wheel chock just in case.
 
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