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Author Topic: Rear Brake Pedal mods  (Read 261 times)

StealthFox

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Rear Brake Pedal mods
« on: August 30, 2017, 01:09:29 PM »

Hi! I find the rear brake actuator pedal on my '16 Zero FX to be at the wrong angle, given how my foot sits on the peg. I have to raise my toes a lot to get there. I'd love to point it downward an inch or so. I have tried adjusting the connection to the cylinder at the clevis, but the return spring is so strong that the pedal doesn't seem to actually move any, though it takes more push before the pads contact. Does anybody know how to change the brake pedal orientation? What about moving the toe actuator piece downward?
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal mods
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 06:11:08 PM »

Best mode is using a left hand handle bar brake, instead of the foot brake.
Very convenient.

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Re: Rear Brake Pedal mods
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 06:57:06 AM »

I'd try adjusting it again.  I loosen the actuator shaft locknut above the clevis, then grip the shaft firmly with long heavy-duty needle-nose pliers and rotate the pliers / shaft back toward the rear of the bike to lower the pedal foot, repeating as needed. The '14-'16 FX's all use the same return spring, and my pedal adjusts real easy over a fairly large range.

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Re: Rear Brake Pedal mods
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 12:34:00 PM »

I also found the rear brake to be high on my 2016 FXS. I didn't have any trouble adjusting it.
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal mods
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 10:52:10 AM »

Okay, thank you, I'll try again!
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