Foot brake adjustment

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Foot brake adjustment

Post by Kiwi2 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:37 pm

I have noticed that the foot brake lever on my Wing has a bit more travel in it that what I want.

Apparently there is an adjustment somewhere between the brake lever and the cylinder that holds the hydraulic brake fluid. I have searched for this adjustment but have not been able to locate it.

Iv'e looked in the how-to articles and the manual but I am unable to find any information.

Any help in the matter will be much appreciated.

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Re: Foot brake adjustment

Post by redial » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:21 am

From my Haynes manual, at 1-8, it tells how to do it. If you use the European Service Manual, it has the directions about 3-14.

Basically it says to remove right hand (starboard) chamber protector, and exposed will be a threaded area with a nut and lock nut. loosen the lock nut, and turn the master cylinder push rod. Tighten the locknut. The pedal should finish up about 10mm above the foot peg.
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