so the AMA says i need at least one set of functioning brakes and the front set is optional. but with moving the rider's position comes moving all the stuff the rider uses. making the brakes work from so far back wasn't really that hard but all the bits needed some re-working.
the lever needed to have a new pivot and its arm extened
i remember reading an old interview with an F1 crew chief. i forget who it was or most of what was written. the one thing i did take away was him saying something like: the trick to making a car competitive is making everything in it do more than one thing. now the brake anchor point now pulls triple duty; brake anchor, peg mount and brake pivot.