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post #1 of 6 Old 05-29-2007, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rear brake adjustment?

Ok, i had asked this a few weeks ago but got no real replies so i'll ask again. When my bike came from the factory the pedal seemed a bit low. After a few people looked at it the confirmed the it was infact very low. I almost have to tilt my whole foot forward to get it to even lightly apply. The owners manual says nothing about adjusting the pedal hight but i know you guys mess with your KLR's so i figured i'd ask the "real mechanics". Any chance any of you know how to adjust it or even better would you have pics?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-29-2007, 01:38 AM
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First you might try bleeding the brake line, it may have some air in it. There isn't a whole lot for adjustability in the rear brake but here is what you can try. There is a turnbuckle setup at the rear of the lever below the master cylinder. Undo the end on the brake lever and see if the lever comes up any. If it does, adjust the turnbuckle to reach the repositioned lever then hook it back up and your done. If the lever does not move but there is space between it and the engine case you can move the lever up one spline as long as it doesn't make contact with the case. I hope this helps.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-29-2007, 06:47 PM
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If you've change the footpegs you can aggravate this condition. As SLO-KLR says, you can adjust the pedal till it (almost) touches the case. If it's already that high you have to resort to other means.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-29-2007, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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This bike never ceses to amaze me. 20 years and they cant fix anything, you'd think they'd make a change somewhere in 20 years. Someone on .net posted about putting a bolt with washers in the pedal so i might do that.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-30-2007, 06:27 AM
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putting a bolt with washers in the pedal so i might do that.
I have sen that done to "raise" the foot position on the pedal. Worked pretty good, so the guy said.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-30-2007, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, i'm off to work in 20 minutes, since i work at home depot i'll grab a bolt and some washer and put it on during my lunch break. I'll let you guys know if it works and specifically what size bolt and washers, incase anyone else wants to do it.
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