Rear brake pedal travel, is this "normal"
I have been living with what I would think is an issue with the rear brake pedal on a 2002 KLR650 that I bought a few months back. Now I'm starting to wonder if something is wrong, or if this is just a KLR thing.
The brake is adjusted so that the lever is close to the case, but not touching. The master cylinder is fully extended and is what is keeping the pedal from contacting the case. I need to press the pedal about an inch or more to get the brake to begin to engage. Another inch or so to get start to get some useful brake action. If I stand on it, on my tip toe at this point, I can lock the rear brake on dry pavement. So, the brake works well enough, I just need to press the pedal so far it's ridiculous.
Adjusting at the master cylinder clevis as far out as the screw will allow helps a little, but now the pedal lever is contacting the case. That can't be good.
I'm new to the forum. I'd add a couple pictures, but I haven't figured out how to insert pics from my hard drive. The insert image function asks for a url.
Anyway, any comments and/or advice is very much appreciated.