Awkward controls

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Awkward controls

Post by maestro319 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:51 pm

At the beginning of the season i got a 1500. I am finding that the foot brake is extremely awkward for me to get at. For one thing, the crash bar is much longer than my 1200 and keeps getting in the way of my foot. Also, the placement of the pedal, fyrtherr back than my 1200, is very hard for my long leg to get to. My knee just doesn't bend that much anymore. So, my question is: is there any way to adjust or modify the location/position of the brake pedal ? I have learned to adapt to the shifter, but the brake is still giving me fits.

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Re: Awkward controls

Post by Uncle Fester » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:59 pm

I have not used them my self on a GL1500, but on my old CB750, I changed to a heel-toe with running boards set up, and that helped a lot. i would THINK that would apply to the GL1500 too. . . I guess I am lucky, the GL1500 has been a perfect fit just as it came from the factory (shifter/brake wise) for me so far.
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