Brake Pedal height adjustment

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by oclv454, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    I found that when standing, the brake pedal is seems too low and hard to reach. I went to adjust it up and could not find an adjustment for this. Normally there are two nuts, one for height and one for actuation. Is this the way it is? Thanks. oclv
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  2. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    I did a search through google and found my answer. Seems there is no adjustment. One post mentioned that Pivot Pegs made the brake pedal seem too high for this person. This might solve my issue (can't raise the pedal....then lower the pegs). oclv
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  3. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    There is a way to raise the pedal. Take the cover off that covers the rear of the brake arm and you will see where the arm bends and rest against its stop. With a file or a grinding wheel remove enough material off the arm to get the pedal where you want it.

    Adjust the rod going to the brake reservoir to get back your brake "feel" (lengthen it).

    If you haven't cut your brake line in the process, you are good to go.:rofl

    Have you pull the little peg rubbers off?
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  4. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    Good call on the rubber tops to the foot pegs, I looked at grinding the back of the brake arm but figured it was too much of a project. Removing the rubber inserts is a good thought. Thanks. oclv
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  5. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    The Wunderlich brake pedal is adjustable for length (by around 2" from memory), which might ease your problem a little (the further the tip is from your foot, the less ankle deflection needed to hook under it).
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  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I didn't care for the brake pedal height either. The Fastway pegs in the lowboy position made it all better.
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  7. ecce

    ecce Been here awhile

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    the bike is undrivable with the rubber stuff on the foot pegs.

    Both break- and shift lever should work well in standing and seated possition with the rubber crap removed. Much better than many other bikes.

    Not saying it wont work even better with pivot pegz or similar.
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  8. SCVGS

    SCVGS Adventurer

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    I "drive" mine all the time with the rubber in the pegs:confused
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  9. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    I took those rubbers out before I left the dealer.
    I've since gone with Fastways.
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  10. mapuda

    mapuda Crash Tested

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    I only drive nails, golf balls and the occasional car. :lol3
    I removed my rubber peg inserts to get some more leg room. I have not been bothered by excess vibes without them.

    I'm planning on installing pivot pegs in the future.
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  11. Tor

    Tor Imported Norwegian Viking

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    I went ahead and adjusted the cylinder rod play, so at least the pedal don't go as deep before it brakes. I'll probably end up bolting something out of aluminum on top of the Pedal to make it higher.....
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  12. Ron Wardman

    Ron Wardman Beemerguy

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    I would caution one an adjusting the push rod on the brake cylinder. If you do not have the correct free play, plan on having the rear brake lockup when drag overheats the disk. I know from experience. Adding height to the pedal with a custom piece is the better way to go.
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  13. Tor

    Tor Imported Norwegian Viking

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    +1. No or little blow-back clearence = look-up, or at least drag, so be careful if you do this.
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