Changing rear brake pedal


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Changing rear brake pedal

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HELP. I recently purchased heel-toe shifters. I removed the rear brake floorboard and removed the rear brake pedal. When I went to attached the new pedal I noticed the "thing" that the pedal attaches to was not sticking out enough to get a secure fit. What did I do?




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Re: Changing rear brake pedal

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It looks like it is just pushed in a little. You will need to either push it out from the inside or grab it and pull it out from the outside.


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Re: Changing rear brake pedal

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You need to wedge something in behind it to hold it out while you put the new pedal on. I used a wide blade standard screwdriver.
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Re: Changing rear brake pedal

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Hello, and thank you. I'll try that this evening. I'm a new rider (June 2016) and this is my 1st ever GL. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't trying to move something that doesn't move or push something that doesn't push. :-)
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Re: Changing rear brake pedal

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To show my stupidity, why would you remove the brake pedal for a heel/toe shifter?
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Re: Changing rear brake pedal

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Hotsauce wrote:HELP. I recently purchased heel-toe shifters. I removed the rear brake floorboard and removed the rear brake pedal. When I went to attached the new pedal I noticed the "thing" that the pedal attaches to was not sticking out enough to get a secure fit. What did I do?
His heel toe shifter may have come with a replacement brake pedal or a larger brake pedal cover. At any rate, I'm sure he had good reason to remove the pedal.
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Re: Changing rear brake pedal

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tfdeputydawg wrote:To show my stupidity, why would you remove the brake pedal for a heel/toe shifter?
You get a new pedal with a bigger footprint in the kit.
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Re: Changing rear brake pedal

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My apologies. I should have mentioned that I purchased the kit. The heel-toe shifter went on without a hitch. The problem was the rear brake pedal...


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