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Re: Sticking Hand brake

Never worked on clicks though I take Noel's point that you subconsciously count the clicks when applying. Which acts as a warning.
I've always worked on amount of travel and adjust so it feels right.
Difficult to explain, reckon between 10 and 20 degrees of movement.
Can't remember failing an MOT for excessive travel.... low power and the like but not travel.

As for force, never like a handbrake where I have to strain to apply it.
And if I do, guaranteed "Er Indoors" can't release it.
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