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Offline david

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foot brake
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:39:29 pm »
just put lowering brackets on my 2000 concours i have been looking for a way lower the foot brake. does some one make a lever that sets lower or do i need to take the one that is on there and move it and get different springs

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Re: foot brake
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 02:24:55 am »
The linkage is adjustable at the rod-end that attaches the piston rod to the brake pedal.  It's been years since I did mine and I don't remember the exact ritual, it was a little finicky to get the light switch adjusted but it's not too difficult if you take the time.
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Re: foot brake
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 05:31:40 am »
Just remove brake pedal,rotate down 1 or 2 teeth,reattach on bike if off and check fit to you redo til right.Then readjust everything that will adjust.Its not that hard,look into a service manual.Well since you asked yes I have both Clymer($20) and Kawasaki Service Manuals($27.50) available(both for $45 all is + postage via media).      The Wizard
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Re: foot brake
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 08:56:46 pm »
i did the adjustable nut between the brake pedal and brake piston still a little high. the rotating adjustability is on the shifter

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Re: foot brake
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 10:12:58 am »
There are no splines for the rear brake pedal.

IIRC some individuals found they had to remove that adjusting locknut all  together and turn the clevis all the way in to get enough room. The clevis is held in place anyways being pinned to the actuator for the master cylinder, not like it can rotate out.
Don't forget to adjust the brake light switch accordingly, other wise your brake light might be on all the time.  ;D
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Re: foot brake
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 02:15:51 pm »
thx . i'll do a little more adjusting on it today. i went out last night an did noticed that that my brake light works well like always on. that said i really like the lowering brackets i got from motorcycle larry and i hope my back and knees won't hurt on my next 300 mile,600+round trip,ride to the texas hill country