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post #1 of 4 Old 05-13-2019, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Shift/brake lever adjustment

Well I installed some JNS footpeg lowering brackets this weekend. I love the extra room they give me. The problem now though is that I can't get the shifter or brake pedal low enough. If I lower the shift lever another tooth, it hits the frame and prevents downshifts. If I leave it where it is I have to raise my foot off the peg to downshift. I have an aftermarket shift lever, a steel one I believe. I was thinking I could just heat it up and bend it down where I need it, but I'm not sure if that would weaken it or make it more likely to break.
I'm not sure what to do about the brake pedal. I've already got it adjusted as low as possible and it's still too high by probably half or three quarters of an inch. Anyone make a rear master cylinder relocation bracket?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-13-2019, 05:59 PM
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Do you still have a 2013?

If so then your only option is to notch, bend, and weld the brake lever.

The shifter won't be hurt by the same treatment.
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Yes, still rockin the 2013.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-16-2019, 12:05 AM
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I did the same thing, but I grindeed down my shift lever so it doesn't touch the frame when I downshift. lowering the rear brake pedal shouldn't be hard to do.

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