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post #1 of 3 Old 10-17-2015, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Worn rear brake bushing

My 650's rear brake shaft wobbles in the brake mount and this seems to make it so I have to press further on the pedal before the rear brake grabs than I think should. I cannot tell if it is the bushing that is wearing out or the shaft or both.

I found this but don't know if it comes with the brake-shaft or if my brake-shaft is still good and will work with it.

happy-trail.com/KLR650/Billet-Aluminum-Rear-Brake-Mount-KLR650.aspx

Does anyone know whether the happy trails mount comes with the rear brake shaft?
I have asked them but have not heard back.

Does anyone know how to tell if my brake-shaft is still good?
I guess I am asking for the tolerance measurement and/or whether it is unlikely this part goes bad before the mount bushing does.

Thanks
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-17-2015, 04:31 PM
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johnnymoff,
I just read the Happy-Trail info, it says 'unlike others on the market, ours Comes With a Teflon oilite bushing'.

I think that I have replaced my 1987 bushing twice in 77,000 miles.
Part #92028-1259, bushing, $11.04.
The other thing that I do is, loosen the nut on the threaded shaft, remove the cotter pin on the clevis and adjust the pedal height so it "just clears the clutch cover". Re-install cotter pin and tighten nut.

Normk, has installed a couple 'risers' into the tip of brake pedals.
You might find LOTS of Ideas in his "Simple, Cheap and Easy" thread. I think in here.
http://www.klrforum.com/1987-2007-wr...heap-easy.html

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-17-2015, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tips!

Did you sweat the old bushing out and the new one in?
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