rear brake pedal return spring


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rear brake pedal return spring

Postby maintainer » Tue May 26, 2015 12:07 pm



Ok this is sort of odd but I am having a heck of a time getting my brake pedal back on. I had the old issue of a sticking pedal so I removed, cleaned, and lubed up the shaft. Started going back together and am having a hard time with getting the pedal to slide over the shaft with the return spring on it (think tension). What am I overlooking? Got any trick or idea? It's a very tight space and I have minimal light in the garage.


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Re: rear brake pedal return spring

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue May 26, 2015 12:14 pm

Is this a clamp style? If so, I have found a very slight amount of opening the slot that tightens around the shaft to be in order. Use a screwdriver and SLIGHTLY open the area between the clamp faces. Too far Will damage it, besides it inly needs a little. also make sure the teeth line up. This has worked for me.

Also, make sure the bolt that goes in to tighten is all the way out of the clamp. It cannot go in until you have the arm all the way on. The shaft has an indent that the bolt goes through. This keeps the pedal on should the bolt fall out. Sort of a keyway setup.
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Re: rear brake pedal return spring

Postby maintainer » Tue May 26, 2015 3:19 pm

Thanks but no, it was the thick heavy spring that causes the pedal to return. After lunch, rest, and little more light on the subject I got it back in place. Works like new now. Boy, I gotta buy a bike lift. This laying on the concrete floor and wrenching is getting old.
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Re: rear brake pedal return spring

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue May 26, 2015 4:25 pm

Glad you got it. I agree on the laying on the floor. I have big blankets!
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Re: rear brake pedal return spring

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 27, 2015 9:32 am

CMReynolds1 wrote:Glad you got it. I agree on the laying on the floor. I have big blankets!


I have big pieces of cardboard saved from various appliance deliveries and so on.

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Re: rear brake pedal return spring

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed May 27, 2015 9:46 am

But with my blankets, I can catch a nap when the other half thinks I am working!!!!
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Re: rear brake pedal return spring

Postby FM-USA » Wed May 27, 2015 1:24 pm

maintainer wrote:Thanks but no, it was the thick heavy spring that causes the pedal to return. After lunch, rest, and little more light on the subject I got it back in place. Works like new now. Boy, I gotta buy a bike lift.
This laying on the concrete floor and wrenching is getting old.

Well, some say,
"If you can't get down, turn'r upside down."
:twisted:

When I need to work under my 1500 I have this stiff bag I lay my bikes safety bar on.
Gives a nice working angle when the bike's leaning over about 45 degrees... and sitting on a mechanics stool or 5 gallon bucket.
;)
HINT: Working on fluids when disassembling.
Place/Poke/Push/Prod a piece of clear food wrap around/under your item to catch and/or redirect the liquids flow.

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