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Offline Haro Master

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tanaka fork and break cable
« on: August 24, 2008, 11:09:23 PM »
Hey guys how ya doing? I recently got the KHE tanaka fork and am having trouble with my break cable. it keeps slipping out the cut in the fork and touching my tire. I running the odyssey linear cable. I tried using cable ties but never helped. do u guys think the odyssey slick cable will be more flexible and sort the prob out? thanks

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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 11:17:50 PM »
I used a slic cable with mine No probs

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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 11:52:10 PM »
thnx dude will hook one up this week

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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 01:30:44 AM »
ive used both those cables on tanakas and no prob what  so ever.

im using a glow in the dark linear cable right now.. and not a prob.. i think u just need to not ride it so loose..:P make it a lil tighter
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 01:32:27 AM »
ive used both those cables on tanakas and no prob what  so ever.

im using a glow in the dark linear cable right now.. and not a prob.. i think u just need to not ride it so loose..:P make it a lil tighter

ima agree with paradise... also use zip ties... i find that they tie up tighter then the velcro ones. Also remove the slack. Your better off having more slack at the bars then at the fork.
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 01:33:57 AM »
ITS NOT A BREAK...

ITS A BRAKE BRAKE BRAKE!!!

B R A K E!!!
NOT
BREAK!

BRAKE ONCE AGAIN!

BRAKE
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 01:34:58 AM »
^_^.. hahah yep.
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 01:42:59 AM »
if it touches the tire, cut the outer housing shorter GENIUS!!!! DUH

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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 02:22:26 AM »
ITS NOT A BREAK...

ITS A BRAKE BRAKE BRAKE!!!

B R A K E!!!
NOT
BREAK!

BRAKE ONCE AGAIN!

BRAKE

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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 03:16:14 AM »
lol... yeahhhhh sometimes it gets to me :P :P
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2008, 06:39:32 PM »
ya i was having the same problem doing squeakers. cable would jam between the tire and fork, shorter cable will definitely help. an other ? about the fork. do tanakas and miami hoppers go together , it seems a bit flexy . I whey 150? ha ha
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2008, 06:57:00 PM »
I'll get some old school flatland insurance i guess?
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2008, 11:19:12 PM »
Check out matbmx.com for info on setting up your brake... really great stuff.
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2008, 12:21:56 AM »
Isn't a Miami Hopper just the crossed up/tucked endo? What was the actual hopping called? Miami Hop Hops lol? Maybe I'm wrong. Another thing w Velcro if you/anyone uses it - don't just wrap it around the fork. For some reason it never stays tight this way. Instead get a velcro strap w a slot in it. Velcro around the cable and through the slot, THEN wrap it all around the fork. This will keep it snug while giving it enough room for flex. If anyone needs any just hit me up - not sure how consumer available they are but I use them for work all the time.

OH and on the forks, is that the 41 Thermal line or is it like you sai Pro Flat Forks?
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Re: tanaka fork and break cable
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2008, 03:05:05 AM »
Isn't a Miami Hopper just the crossed up/tucked endo? What was the actual hopping called? Miami Hop Hops lol? Maybe I'm wrong. Another thing w Velcro if you/anyone uses it - don't just wrap it around the fork. For some reason it never stays tight this way. Instead get a velcro strap w a slot in it. Velcro around the cable and through the slot, THEN wrap it all around the fork. This will keep it snug while giving it enough room for flex. If anyone needs any just hit me up - not sure how consumer available they are but I use them for work all the time.

OH and on the forks, is that the 41 Thermal line or is it like you sai Pro Flat Forks?

i did the same thing.

then i got sick of all of it... and shortened my cable.

much smoother, and way cleaner... plus no rub
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