Twin Leading Shoe Brakes

First TLS brake came out in 1968 and this was the only year it came with the operating cable parallel to the road. The 1969/70 versions the cable was parallel to the forks as in the photo. The 1971-73 brake is also known as the ‘comical’ brake as it’s performance is laughable – at least until you hit the side of a bus!

The 500’s from 68 onward until they were discontinued in 71 used a 7″ TLS brake similar to the 68 – 70 8″ brake.