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Offline Joel_Blackman_CA

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« on: June 16, 2009, 11:18:00 am »
I just installed Motorcycle Larry's peg lowering kit for my 2000 Concours. The instructions are very light on lowering the shifter and the rear brake pedal.  Anyone have e-mailanle detailed instructions for this, hopefully w/pictures? If not, a web site I can go print them from?  

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 11:56:00 pm »
Joel    Likely there is little written about this because adjusting pedal height is a rudimentary step in prepping your bike for you.  It is usually covered in the owner's manual.    I am not familiar with Motorcycle Larry's lowering kit, but assuming the dimensions are similar to the GenMar kit, there should be anough range of adjustment built in to the stock pedals so you'll be able to tweak them to your satisfaction.    On the shifter, slacken both locknuts on the linkage bar, then rotate the bar either way until the desired height is achieved.  Tighten both locknuts, being careful not to let the link bar rotate.  The locknuts should be covered by little rubber boots which can be easily peeled back.  Reposition the boots when done.    For the brake pedal, there is a locknut on top of the clevis that links the brake pedal to the master cylinder actuation rod.  Loosen the locknut and rotate the rod until the desired height is achieved.  Again, tighten the locknut without rotating the rod.    I have seen some extreme cases where the owners was just built funny and had to remove the entire brake pedal, take it to a welder/machinist, who cut the pedal halfway and re-welded it (yes, it is case aluminum and difficult to weld but it can be done) with a slight kink in it. About $30 worth of work.  However, you SHOULD be able to get enough adjustment without such an extreme measure.    It may help you visualize all this by going to the parts diagrams for your bike at Kawasaki.com.  For the brake, go to page 54, Rear Master Cylinder.  The clevis/rod assebly is part #43010.  For the shifter, go to page 39, Gear Change Mechanism.  The linkage bar is part #39110.    Hope this helps.  
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 10:09:00 am »
I have the Murph's Knee Savers installed and on the brake lever, I removed some of the threaded stock from the top, allowing a more movement.  Also, you won't need the lock nut on the brake side. :)    Robert Elliott  Cornelia, GA  2006 C10  COG # 7598  CDA#0293
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Offline Phil W

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 10:25:00 pm »
When I put on Murph

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 11:03:00 pm »
You got some good answers here, Joel.  Are you all set or do you still need some more information?  
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Offline RetXMtr722_CA

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009, 09:17:00 am »
Joel, am curious how it went for you with the peg lowering.  I'm planning to install a set on my '06 this coming weekend.  Mike Freeman  COG# 8479  AMA# 998092  Present Beast(s): '06 Concours ("Iron Mistress") w/farkles: tank bra, fenda extenda, fairing flares, Shad top box; more to follow. My Connie's a work in progress...  '89 Honda XR600  '07 Yamaha WR250  RIP: '82 Suzuki GS850G       '74 Honda CB450K7 Regards,
Mike Freeman  COG# 8479  AMA# 998092  Present Beast(s): '06 Concours ("Iron Mistress") w/farkles: tank bra, fenda extenda, fairing flares, Shad top box, more to follow. My Connie's a work in progress...  '89 Honda XR600  '07 Yamaha WR250  RIP: '82 Suzuki GS850G       '74 Honda