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  • Offline metalguru   gb

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    Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    on: August 30, 2019, 05:33:37 pm
    August 30, 2019, 05:33:37 pm
    Hi guys, does anyone else out there find the rear brake pedal difficult to use as it seems tucked under the clutch?  Is there an alternative available?  I don't get my knee down so don't mind if it sticks out a bit more.   :001:

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 08:22:50 pm
    August 30, 2019, 08:22:50 pm
    I think you can get an extention part for it.
    Look at a Web page called Altrider
    Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 08:42:27 pm by thenozzle

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 10:47:36 pm
    August 30, 2019, 10:47:36 pm
    + 1 on altrider pedal enlarger first thing I did

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 11:51:06 am
    August 31, 2019, 11:51:06 am
    I fitted the Altrider pedal enlarged too. Completely transformed the rear brake for me.  Much easier to use. 

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 06:05:13 pm
    September 04, 2019, 06:05:13 pm
    Actually found this on eBay, £12.67 with free postage
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Silver-Aluminum-Alloy-Widened-Brake-Pedal-Foot-Pedal-Stainless-Screws/323809945261?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    Fitted it today and it works well, had to replace two of the bolts for ones slightly longer and made sure to use a thread locker.

    What's provided:


    After:

    Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 06:15:04 pm by metalguru

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 06:28:04 pm
    September 04, 2019, 06:28:04 pm
    metalguru, looks fantastic! I think I will give a shot with this! I want to order sw-motech enduro/touring pegs and for sure it will work together nicely:) 

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 08:04:36 am
    September 05, 2019, 08:04:36 am
    *Originally Posted by Julian [+]
    metalguru, looks fantastic! I think I will give a shot with this! I want to order sw-motech enduro/touring pegs and for sure it will work together nicely:)

    Have you looked at Pivot Pegz? I had a set on my last bike and they were fantastic. Very wide platform that actually pivots a few degrees front and back giving you maximum contact with the pegs at all time. Aggressive tread if you off road or you can add a rubber top that zip ties on for street riding.

    I'm not a big fan of this brake pedal either so I'll be looking into the Altrider option myself.

    Did you guys go with the enlarger only or with the riser as well? I don't do a lot of off road, maybe a bit of gravel every now and then so not a ton of standing up other than stretching.
    Last Edit: September 05, 2019, 08:11:01 am by Daveontheedge

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 08:29:07 am
    September 05, 2019, 08:29:07 am
    I didn't bother with the riser - same reasons as you mention. Prior to fitting the gadget it was difficult to put enough pressure on the pedal to hold the bike on a hill. No problem doing that now.

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019, 08:32:52 am
    September 05, 2019, 08:32:52 am
    Looks very good the Pivot Pegz also, but I like much more the ones from sw-motech because I want to used them for touring especially, one or two times off road, where I can pull down the rubber inserts.

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    Re: Rear Brake Pedal awkward
    Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 08:47:11 am
    September 06, 2019, 08:47:11 am
    I personally donít feel the need for this mod as Iím well used to the stock pedal & it just becomes second nature to use
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

     


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