96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust


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96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust

Postby johngrim » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:14 pm



Does anyone have an idea as to why my passenger floor boards don't adjust? The lever under the RR speaker doesn't move. I've had the seat off but cannot seem to find the problem. I can see the cables clearly but cannot find what is binding. Could it be the actual lever mechanism?
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Re: 96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust

Postby trike lady » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:58 pm

The lever may be froze, if you can get some PB Blaster to it you may free it.
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Re: 96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:24 pm

That cable pulls a release lever too.set on the bike and put a bit of weight on the foot rest and then operate the lever.if it moves,the lever in the foot rest is sticking.if not,it's the cables.

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Re: 96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust

Postby johngrim » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:32 pm

Thanks virgilmobile, the downward pressure help release them. A little stiff, I'm guessing from lack of use. The previous owner was a solo rider so I'm sure they hadn't been used for a long time, if ever. I'll need to lube those cables for sure.

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Re: 96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:50 am

That lever rarely gets used, so the cables tend to seize up. If it's frozen solid, the cables are the first place I'd look.

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Re: 96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:04 am

I do not know the procedure, but I would remove the cable/s from the bike, hang them and spray some carb or break cleaner down inside the sleeve. Give it over night to drain out and dry good, them spray some http://www.drislide.com down the sleeve.
This is how I did the throttle cables on a free bike I was given years ago. worked great !

In you case, I would clean and lube the levers too. . . .
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Re: 96SE passenger floor boards don't adjust

Postby johngrim » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:24 pm

Thanks WingAdmin and Uncle Fester. Good advise from both of you. I may as well do the throttle cables while I'm at it. I like this bike so I had better take care of it!




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