Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?


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chrisz
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Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?

Postby chrisz » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:50 pm



Hi,

On the 1983 GL1100, is it possible to move the brake pedal down below the foot peg. I find the seat too close the pegs and putting the foot on the brake is a bit of an stretch. The manual only states that the foot pedal should be in line with the foot peg (-0/+ 5 mm or so), but was looking to see if there was more movement down available, say 10 mm below the foot peg? Bending the pedal seems a bit extreme.

If pedal can't be adjusted, any easy way to move the seat up an inch or two, besides getting a custom seat made.



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Re: Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:23 am

You take the pedal off and put it back on tilted further down..Not sure how far you can go.
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Re: Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?

Postby chrisz » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:46 am

Hmm, I didn't think the brake pedal/lever was on a splined shaft??

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Re: Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:02 am

wrong model sorry...can't be done w/o mods to the master cylinder shaft or location; or attachment to the brake lever itself.
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Re: Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?

Postby spiralout » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:00 am

I don't understand. Is your pedal above the height of the peg now? If not, how would lowering it give you any more room being that your feet are already on the pegs?
My manual says that for the '83 the pedal height should be 10mm below the peg. Anyway, adjust it down as far as it goes and see if it helps. Just loosen the lock nut and turn the push rod.

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Re: Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?

Postby Overdog » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:27 pm

Yep....like spiralout said, the rod that goes up to the rear master cylinder is adjustable...it's kind of tedious..you loosen the locknut and turn the rod but there's only enough room to get a small fraction of a turn at a time. I adjusted mine shortly after I got the bike and it made a big improvement not having to lift my foot up to reach the pedal

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Re: Is it possible to adjust the brake pedal below the foot peg?

Postby chrisz » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:53 pm

Thanks guys. I adjusted the height at the master cylinder rod, dropped the pedal about 10 mm below the top of the foot peg. Will try it this way.




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