rear brake peddle


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rear brake peddle

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:41 pm



ok...........new topic........

does anyone know of an easy way to get to the rear brake peddle rod to adjust it? does the rear wheel have to be removed to get to it? i can see the rod if i look between the frame and the rear brake master cylinder, but i can't get to it. since i put my set of drivers floorboards on, when i step on the brake peddle, my foot hits the right side drivers floorboard and its not allowing the rear brake and the connected front brake to stop the bike. im having to use the single front brake to do most of the stopping which is now putting more stress on the front brake pads. i've already tried bleeding the rear caliper and connected front caliper to check for any trapped air in the system, but there isn't any and the brake peddle still isn't high enough.

anyone have any ideas.

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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:34 pm

Have you tried to take the brake peddle of and moving it up? You can adjust the level buy taking it of and rotating it up a notch or two,this should give you a little more clearance.
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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:51 am

good morning Halbudd:

ya know, i never thought about that. unlike the shifter lever, i didn't think that would be possible to do with the brake peddle. once it warms up a little more outside. (unheated garage), that's what im gonna try to do. i should have thought about that in the first place, but it never crossed my mind....... :oops: DUH lol.

thanks Halbudd.

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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:08 am

Have a look at How to rebuild your rear master cylinder. There is a jam nut you have to loosen, then you can rotate the end to adjust the pedal upwards or downward.

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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:21 am

halbudd.....i tried to see if i could do that, but there's no way to get to area from outside the frame....wingadmin, yes, i saw that jam nut, but how the heck do you get to it without taking everything apart.
i have the repair manual on CD and i took a close look at it, and it appears to be no way to get to it unless everything comes off the bike first. why do they make these bikes so hard for the owner to get to any of the necessary parts, i mean they could have made it simpler to be able to adjust the rear peddle without going thru all this hassle of taking everything apart first to get to it. a "quick release" or a simple pinch bolt like the one that's on the shifter lever would have made it much easier don't ya think?

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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:35 am

ok, i just came in from the garage. wingadmin, i saw the jam nut adjuster for the peddle. it sits just behind the frame on the right side of the bike. i MIGHT be able to "sneak" a couple of end wrenches in between the frame and the right side muffler to get to it, but first, im gonna have to use some PB BLASTER to loosen up the nuts, they look like they're rusted up pretty bad. i don't want to snap that rod. the better but longer way is probably taking the rear wheel off the bike to make it easier to get to, but then you have swing arm in the way. oh well, just another day of adventure down on the farm i guess lol.

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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:11 am

well, it was a B***h to get to, but i got it. i put a cinder block on the center stand to hold it down out of my way, and sneak a 14mm and a 12mm end wrench in between the swing arm, muffler cross tube and the frame just enough to loosen the jam nut and turn the adjusting rod so that my brake peddle is now high enough to use without having the floorboard in the way to give the bike the full braking power it needs. WHEW, glad that's fixed. thanks wingadmin and halbudd for your input and help with this.

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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:12 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:well, it was a B***h to get to, but i got it. i put a cinder block on the center stand to hold it down out of my way, and sneak a 14mm and a 12mm end wrench in between the swing arm, muffler cross tube and the frame just enough to loosen the jam nut and turn the adjusting rod so that my brake peddle is now high enough to use without having the floorboard in the way to give the bike the full braking power it needs. WHEW, glad that's fixed. thanks wingadmin and halbudd for your input and help with this.

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Great! Just to make sure...you did tighten up that jam nut again when you finished the adjustment, right? :)

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Re: rear brake peddle

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:33 am

yes i did. i know the bike's vibrations can actually turn the adjusting rod in either direction, AND i readjusted the stop light switch so my brake light lights up when i step on the peddle :D

stuart.




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