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Old 11-08-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question How to protect KTM 690 rear brake pedal?

I have been riding my new toy - a 2009 690 E-R for a couple of months now. I love the bike and just had a blast with it over a long weekend in Moab....

I am not sure if there is a big difference in geometry but I am having more issues with the rear brake pedal on this bike than my 640e's, 640 ADV, 450's etc....

During a couple of incidents (involving unplanned off bike moments on rock) last weekend the brake pedal was so badly bent I was worried about bending it back and it took big chunks out of the rhs case cover.

Aside from spending less time cart-wheeling any hints for protection?

I thought I had seen a huge engine guard that projected out enough to protect the lever but cannot find it in searches - am I imagining this?

I also see the thick billet levers but worry about just braking the next link in the chain...

Any hints or successes?

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Old 11-08-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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I would agree that the 690 has the most vulnerable rear brake pedal of ANY bike that I have ever owned... or at least the flimsiest (sp?)

Also a brake snake has saved my pedal on many occasions
but eventually the stock lever had enough.

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Old 11-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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I've seen a couple bash plates with extensions to protect the rear cylinder, but not pedal.

If one does exist, you'd likely find it here.

Edit: Damn, first page of that link shows the "rock-hard rally gear" bash plate which looks like it'd do a good job of protecting the pedal...
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:45 AM   #4
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The solution I like best is the Rock Hard Rally Gear plate. These things are solid and it even has space to store your tools/spares down low.

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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Rear Billet Brake Lever

The OP is correct. I have the billet brake lever found here

I recently had two offs where the bike landed on the right side. The billet did ok considering the impact to the brake lever. The hit would have destroyed the original lever. That being said, it bent everything behind the lever. Pivot bolt and the plunger rod that goes into the master cylinder. The more the lever takes, the less damage the other components take. I ended up making the plunger rod out of M6 X 65mm bolts by cutting off the head and rounding it off and penciling it in a bit. The pivot bolt is just a standard M10 I believe. So you have two choices. Use the billet and keep spare parts for the master cylinder and pivot bolt or use the OEM lever and just keep a spare lever with you.
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Old Yesterday, 12:20 AM   #6
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I replaced my pretzeled lever with the RR billet lever and haven't had a problem since.
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Old Yesterday, 06:49 AM   #7
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I use the Cleenspeed Eng lever with the TT LC8 brake pedal extension:

The larger tip makes it easier to use the brake in rough terrain and the backing plate helps to protect the clutch cover a little. I am still going to install the AS cover for a more protection for the cover.


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The Cleanspeed is what I have. If you hit hard enough on the lever, everything behind it will bend.
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