New 950 Rear brake pedal

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by unaweep, May 8, 2006.

  1. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Twisted my rear brake pedal like a pretzel last night when I highsided into a boulder on the trail. No crash. I tried beating the hell out of the brake pedal to reshape it- absent heat, I don't think it will conform. Any suggestions for an aftermarkwt brake pedal? I've pissed away 2 hours at work :lol3 looking this am, but am unsuccessful.
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  2. wsmc99

    wsmc99 Been here awhile

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    I think OEM is the only choice.

    I tweaked mine a bit on a boulder but it easily bent back into shape after a little work with a vice and rag.

    I'm thinking of buying a spare for the trail though!
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  3. Goss

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    Would the standard offroad cable keeper setup that basically ties the brake pedal via braided steel cable to the frame have saved you on that particular get off ? That is one of the add ons I keep on the "to do" list.
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  4. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Hi Goss. I'm not sure. I don't think I have seen the cable set up on a bike yet. On my bike, a rock caught the tip of the brake pedal and twisted it around under the peg. I was able to use a rock to get it out so I could ride home. Would the cable have prevented that???:cromag
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  5. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    Probably. The cable ties off to a place in the frame then the other end loops thru a hole in the brake pedal or thru the pedal webbing itself. It is suppose to be slack enough to allow operation but not so long as to allow it to be caught by a stick or rock and bent out away from the bike. I think you can get a kit with the parts already together or I have seen some make their own with parts from the local hardware store. I bet one of our riders here or in the thumper section has an example they can show you.
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  6. Louge

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  7. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Goss is correct . The cable may have saved the pedal. There are also circumstances in which no cable could save a lever and the high side you describe may be one. Is the OEM lever that pricey?
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  8. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Don't know. I just bid 50.00 on ebay for the one suggested in this link. Thanks for the heads up.:1drink
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  9. Katoum

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    Goss have you found a suitable place to mount the cable, there is no frame there to mount cable to that I could see, and the cover plate is not strong enough, when I get my Touratech skidplate, I think it will provide a good mounting point. The 950 is my only bike that I have not mounted a brake snake to and I really miss it, saved me a lot of levers over the years.
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  10. Louge

    Louge silence of the limbs

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    Some nOOb with zero feedback just took you out. Surely yer next bid at 10 seconds will send him back to the PW50 forum. :D
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  11. soundasleeprecording

    soundasleeprecording genuine pleather seating

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    If you want to win anything on ebay - one word... esnipe.

    www.esnipe.com do us a favor - don't tell everyone.
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  12. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Nice! I had planned on sniping him anyway. This just makes it easier.
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  13. Chipper

    Chipper Been here awhile

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    I saw one of these somewhere for 9fiddy, can't recall where. May save your new pedal from bending next time.
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  14. pingvin

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  15. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    I used the TT pedal for a little while, but it didn't stand up to the challange. Once bent and cracked, I tossed it onto the same pile as old copies of Dianetics and then proceeded to put the OEM pedal back on. Happy relation with my break since then.
    Just my two pfennige.
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  16. David37

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    On all of my KTM dirt bikes, I run a "brake snake" which is a wire cable from the brake lever to the frame. I also use a "brake snake" on my shift lever The "brake snake" is suppose to prevent your brake lever or shift lever from bending backwards when you hit a rock or something hard.

    http://www.hdmoto.com/Brake_Snake_p/bs.htm
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  17. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I had the TT brake pedal and it did work in situations where I was squeezing through tight rocks. However, it didn't survive a lowside. :cry I've taken out 2 brake levers with lowsides now. :cry :cry So I'm back to stock and I run a CJDesigns titanium clutch cover as the brake pedal always gouges the clutch cover. I have an SE btw, not an ADV. I may have to check out that cable set up. Or I could always stop crashing :evil
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  18. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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    I just drilled a hole in my sump guard under the brake pedal and clamped the cable with a bolt. Just have to undo it when you drop the sump guard.
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  19. pingvin

    pingvin Been here awhile

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    Had it on my 690SMC I used for track/race, I low sided doing 100kph and the pedal was chamfered quite a bit but still worked fine (so still in use). Had a lever from billett alu on the 690 though, so stronger than OEM.

    Not saying it survives anything but like the bigger size and imagine it reduces load on lever when low siding (shorter arm since folding in, so less bending). Just my opinion of course.
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