removing brake pedal


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vaughn
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removing brake pedal

Postby vaughn » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:10 pm



Need advice on how to remove rear brake pedal on my 83 Aspencade.
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Re: removing brake pedal

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:05 am

disconnect the switch spring, loosen the pitch bolt... ops wrong..cotter pin as he says below.. and pull..they tend to get rusted on..heat or solvent will help..some drill a hole and install a zerk fitting so it can be greased..uhmm I forget if that BIG spring has to pried off too??

Does one year have a pinch bolt???
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Re: removing brake pedal

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:14 am

There's a cotter pin that has to be removed, then a washer comes out. The pedal can then be pulled off, but they are usually seized on there pretty good and take a lot of force. Once it's off, clean the corrosion off the inside of the pedal pivot and the pivot pin, then pack it all with grease when reassembling.

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vaughn
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Re: removing brake pedal

Postby vaughn » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:08 pm

Thank's, All done. Packed with lithium grease. Works like new.

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Re: removing brake pedal

Postby Britanicus » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:25 am

When I had mine off, we put a small bend in it so the foot part sits higher. I have the floor boards and it was hard to push the brake pedal down hard enough sometimes.

You have to raise your leg a bit higher to climb on top of the pedal so if you have hip issues or something you might not want to do this. But you do get more leverage on your rear pedal that way.

Just something to consider.

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Re: removing brake pedal

Postby edr421 » Mon May 04, 2015 3:09 pm

thanks for the suggestions and help. will try and take it off next week when I have the time, right now with the extra spring it is working fine.

Ed




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