This is a weird thing to want to do, but I want to know if there is a way to increase the dead stroke of a hydraulic handbrake for an electric moped. The dead stroke is the initial part of the lever stroke before the calipers actually engage the disc brake. I want to do this as we are incorporating regen braking into our senior design of an electric moped.
We want only one brake lever and are trying to make it so you pull the handbrake and for the first 30% of motion no hydraulic braking will take place as it will only be activating the Regen brake system. Then the last 70% of motion would engage the disc brake like normal. These are arbitrary percentages but the idea is to reduce user confusion and make it so braking is all done with one lever and that the energy regen is maximized before engaging the hydraulic brakes for a faster stop.
Would adjusting fluid levels in the hydraulic brake affect this? Are there any adjustments that can be made to basically decrease the responsiveness of the disc brake to the lever input?