Switching to Comfort controls Help!!


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Switching to Comfort controls Help!!

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I am in the process of switching my GL1800 controls over to Roadsmith Comfort Controls and have run into a problem. after removing my rear brake pedal I was attempting to install a new linkage for the Comfort control. The spline that the brake pedal was on slid back into the case until only half of it was sticking out. I can't seem to get it to return to it's proper position. I put the original pedal back on as far as I could and it appears the brake is still functional but i can't install the clinch bolt. Any ideas on getting the spline back to its normal position?


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Picture of spline.


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Re: Switching to Comfort controls Help!!

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You need to coax the spline out through the hole with whatever is necessary, be it a little finger or a shim stock or like that, and then when you get it there, you have to brace it from behind with a wedge or a screwdriver or a flat pry bar so you can get the brake pedal on and clinched. Easy once you have done it the first time.

Oh, I see your picture. You can probably grab it gently with a pair of waterpump plyers and pull it out to where it needs to be, but you need to get something up behind it from down below to brace it outwards so you can put the brake lever on.
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Re: Switching to Comfort controls Help!!

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Thanks, I was worried that I might damage the spline. Got it out now. Onward and upward.
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I've done this before and used a very strong magnet to pull it out.



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