Stiff rear break pedal.


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Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby dcrump » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:42 pm



I have an 83 Interstate. The brake pedal does not return to the proper position when I let off the brakes. I have to reach down and pull it up. I thought it might be the master cylinder so I rebuilt that and properly bled the brakes. Any suggestions



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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:01 pm

try removing the pedal, take some fine sandpaper and sand the inside of the brake pedal where the bolt goes thru the pedal, put some lube, just a little, on the bolt and put it back on. see if that made any difference. you might have some rust build up in the holes that the bolt goes thru. is the spring that goes from the pedal to the brake light switch broken, stretched, missing or set too low? how low does the pedal go before the rear brakes grab?

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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby dcrump » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:15 pm

The pedal travels down about an inch when the brakes engage. its stiff in both directions. i put on a new spring and adjusted it and that didn't help.
i will do what you said about removing the pedal and lightly sanding. I will use 000 steel wool.

thanks for the info stuart

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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:09 pm

ok, you have a pin OEM # 46503-371-000 that goes thru the pedal and has a carter pin in it to hold it in place. you also have a pedal spring, OEM #46506-MB9-780 that sits right behind the pedal, its that spring that might be all junked up or rusted. this spring is your pedal return spring. from what your describing, it might need to be taken off and cleaned or replaced. let me see if I can find one for you. I usually have good luck with finding parts for these old wings, my own included. it will be an item that's on eBay. give me a few minutes to see if I can find it.

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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:16 pm

boy are you lucky. I found one as soon as I typed in the OEM #. its on eBay and the ONLY one on it. go onto eBay and type 301554910411 into the search box. it will bring up the listing for it. it has a "buy it now" price of $12.00 or "best offer". I would offer the seller $9.00 for it being as it is a used part, but its in very good shape from what I saw. for the price that is it, me personally, I would get it and put it on the bike, but if you want to check the spring first, that's up to you. check the spring that's on your pedal to see if its the problem. remove it and see if it makes any difference first. if it does, buy the spring that's on eBay and get it fixed so you don't have to worry about it freezing up while your riding and avoid having an accident.

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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:07 pm

The pivot for the brake peddle is rusted up. Remove the peddle, clean the rust out, lube it and reassemble. should take about 20 minutes to complete. This is a common issue .8-)
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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:28 pm

for $5.40 you can go onto eBay, type in 201294666200 bring up the listing and buy a NEW "pivot" pin. the OEM # is 46503-371-000.

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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:41 am

As mentioned, this is a very common issue. Remove the brake pedal, sand the rust both from the pivot pin and the inside of the pedal where it contacts the pivot pin, pack with grease and reinstall. It will be good for another 10-15 years.

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Re: Stiff rear break pedal.

Postby dcrump » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:35 am

Thanks Guys.
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Long work days and weeks.
I hosed it down with WD 40 and its working great now. Of course only had it out 3 times this year with all the rain.




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