As I recall from the 1980's readings of many paper KR newsletters,
those original KR cable operated brakes were not popular or all that
reliable, and quickly superseded by many owners with hydraulic. Same
with the bolts in the original retracts, they would break often. Two
other issues was that dynel would not hold up and was superceded by
fiberglass almost immediately, and the cool 3 blade ground adjustable
plastic KR props from later in the 1970's were losing blades and fell
out of favor pretty quickly. On the VW, Belt driven magnetos was
another maintenance issue. And finally, broken crankshafts and cracked
heads and broken valves were early issues and those took many years to
really get resolved. again, as I recall.

Oh and proper balancing the control surfaces or it WILL flutter,
sometimes disastrously.

Those early newsletters, now online, are still a great resource!

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> I've been a part of the KR community for 30 years but I'm not familiar
> with the early style cable operated brakes.  Perhaps a photo of the
> assembly at the wheel might give someone an idea of a modified fix. Too
> much talent on the net not to come up with a solution.
>
> Larry Flesner
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