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It's not a listed option but I have read where some of your countrymen have them on their Hannigan, there is supposedly a fitting kit available for countries that require it but I have not been able to find any more information about it.

A Hannigan dealer in Ontario mentions in his advert:
"The trikes all have parking brakes as required by the MTO."


If you do find it could you please post the information :thumbup:

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On my Quads there is a spring loaded device that slips into the brake lever opening/gap (between the end of the lever and the pivot housing) when the lever is pulled.
You have to hold it in place, then release the lever for it to stay in there, but it makes the brake stay on.

As soon as you pull the brake lever again, the spring moves the device out of there, allowing the brake to operate as normal, and keeps the device from entering the area at the wrong time

I have a machine shop in my garage and am going to see about making something similar for my trike.

As a side note ...... I am also going to be making a mod to my pegs so they can stay folded up like the passenger pegs.
I like the room that the floor boards provide with them removed, but prefer to have them in traffic.

When I do that mod I'll take a closer look at what's needed to do the "parking brake" mod to the front brake.
If worse comes to worse, just a simple clamp to hold the front brake on will also work, but I want it to be as clean as the parking brake on my quad ... which is a Polaris Sportsman 700 (in case you have access to one and can better see what I'm talking about).

Here's an image of one that is 'kind-of' like the one on my quad.
It's the little rocker lever at the top right of the main brake lever.



You engage it by lifting the leftmost part away from the main lever, when you have the main brake lever pulled in, so it fills the gap and holds the brake on.
Once you pull the brake lever again, it springs out of the gap, and operation is normal.

The brake on a Polaris quad is on the left side, and the parking brake device on mine is designed to be less prone to being engaged at the wrong time, than (IMO) is this particular type (I would want a spur on the main lever in front of this type, so the act of engaging it was not so prone to being as ...... arbitrary) but the theory remains the same.

Anyway, I'll come up with something that doesn't negatively impact the existing mechanical integrity of the GL's parts.

P.S. If you want quick and dirty ... a simple small wedge (with a hole drilled into the fat end so it could be tied to your right bar for keeping) could be slipped into the gap between the lower tab extension of the brake lever and the housing, when you have the brake pulled.
Just be cautious of the small switches and hold the pointed egde of the wedge against the tab so it pushes against the top of the switch's domes, as opposed to the sides of them.


But I want something ......... that is as elegant as the one on the Polaris. ;)
 

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So I emailed the factory and they said they do have a parking brake for the 1800 as an option. They didnt include a price but at least I now know there is one available. My bike is going in a couple of weeks to get triked. Not sure about here in Alberta but in Ontario it has to have a parking brake.
Flyer91, that is a great idea and would be very effective. Pls let me know how you make out with it.
 

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Can you not park it in reverse or do they eliminate that option when they trike a bike?
 

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Can you not park it in reverse or do they eliminate that option when they trike a bike?
They keep reverse when it is triked and That's what we do on our Hannigan if we're on a steep incline. Most of the time we just leave it in first gear and have never had an issue.
 

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That's a good point Dawg, and I'm not sure if the type parking brake I posted about would be acceptable, as it's not a separate system, but instead just a way to hold the existing brake on.

I suspect that when a law requires a parking brake it typically defines it as a separate system ....... at least to the drum/caliper. (???)
 

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Parking Brake

Hey folks-The OP lives in Canada and parking brakes are a requirement there.
DAWG,

According to the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 3 wheeled motorcycles (Trikes and Sidecars) require a parking brake to be in compliance.

Subpart B - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
§571.122 Standard No. 122; Motorcycle brake systems.

S5.1.4 Parking brake. Each three-wheeled motorcycle shall be equipped with a parking brake of a friction type with a solely mechanical means to retain engagement.

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=571.122
 

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S5.1.4 Parking brake. Each three-wheeled motorcycle shall be equipped with a parking brake of a friction type with a solely mechanical means to retain engagement.
WOW! This requires follow up by me! Wondering how manufacturers, such as Hannigan, can market kits without a parking brake option:shrug:
We'll see what I find out.
 

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Have you determined that the referenced FMVSS applies to motorcycles to which trike kits have been added and if so, the effective date after which such conversions must be so equipped?

DAWG,

According to the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 3 wheeled motorcycles (Trikes and Sidecars) require a parking brake to be in compliance.

Subpart B - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
§571.122 Standard No. 122; Motorcycle brake systems.

S5.1.4 Parking brake. Each three-wheeled motorcycle shall be equipped with a parking brake of a friction type with a solely mechanical means to retain engagement.

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=571.122
 

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As I stated before, Hannigan's do have a parking brake option. Not sure why it isnt listed as an option.

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Parking Break

I also wrote to my local dealer and asked him about the parking break and sent him a copy of the US law about three wheel motorcycle's parking break. I asked him to contact Jim Gooch and find out if indeed we are required to have a parking break and if Hannigan does have a retro fit kit for "old" Hannigans.
Now, I have a question for our Northen friends: If I was to go to Canada on my Hannigan, would I get ticketed for not having a parking break, or would it be over looked since I was from the states. BUT again, our US laws says we should have one. I live in NH so going to Canada is real easy and was planning a trip next year, but now, should I reconsider.
Boy, this is turning out to be a "can of worms" as they use to say! :shrug:

I'll wait till I hear more from here or if I get an e-mail from my dealer I will post what he said.

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From NH
 

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I think we are over reacting here somewhat-not much-just a little.
The regulation on separate parking brake systems apparently, is not yet enforced in the USA!
It is in Canada.
The option is available and is $695.00 plus installation where the Client is required to have one to satisfy regulation.
 

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I feel sure that existing bikes will be grandfathered. This is just one of a growing number of unjustified costs we are burdened with by a growing bureaucracy. I owned one 1F/2R trike with a parking brake and one without. I tried the parking brake once to see if it worked.

Is this a rule that has been promulgated or one that is open for comment? Do the H-D factory built trikes come with parking brakes at present?

DAWG,

According to the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 3 wheeled motorcycles (Trikes and Sidecars) require a parking brake to be in compliance.

Subpart B - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
§571.122 Standard No. 122; Motorcycle brake systems.

S5.1.4 Parking brake. Each three-wheeled motorcycle shall be equipped with a parking brake of a friction type with a solely mechanical means to retain engagement.

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=571.122
I think we are over reacting here somewhat-not much-just a little.
The regulation on separate parking brake systems apparently, is not yet enforced in the USA!
It is in Canada.
The option is available and is $695.00 plus installation where the Client is required to have one to satisfy regulation.
 

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I also posted my first post above, to another forum and found today that the wedge thing is already a product.

This is what it looks like:




And you can get one for $5 from Bob White at [email protected]
 

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If the brake is mechanical, this should be OK. If it is hydraulic, I wouldn't use the 'wedge' for more than a few minutes in a serious emergency only. A wock like you fwow at a wabbit [placedbehind the wheel] will work as well and costs nothing. It won't put undue strain on brake hydraulics either.

I also posted my first post above, to another forum and found today that the wedge thing is already a product.

This is what it looks like:




And you can get one for $5 from Bob White at [email protected]
 

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Do the H-D factory built trikes come with parking brakes at present?
Yes they do, you can see the handle just in front of the right rear fender


I do allot of mountain riding and use the old velcro strap around the front brake handle for short stops and and carry two folding chocks for longer stays but a parking brake would solve that last item keeping my trike from being perfect :tongue:
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It wouldn't be the first time something of the kind happened if H-D put a bug in the bureaucrats' ear about the "need for" a parking brake for "safety reasons". Since the NHTSA is having more and more difficulty justifying it's continued existance, it is ripe for a pitch like that. <G>

Yes they do, you can see the handle just in front of the right rear fender


I do allot of mountain riding and use the old velcro strap around the front brake handle for short stops and and carry two folding chocks for longer stays but a parking brake would solve that last item keeping my trike from being perfect :tongue:
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