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Does anyone have suggestions for adjusting the foot brake pedal height so that it fits my foot position better?
I’m also in search of replacing the foot brake pedal if anyone knows of a source or a location.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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You're not alone dude. I've never ridden a worse rear brake (that was allegedly functional; i.e., pedal not busted off, etc.). I'm hoping my dealer has a useful suggestion...
 
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People complain about the brakes but I find them to be excellent. Especially as compared to my '76 Yamaha XS650's but also just in absolute terms. Maybe some are adjusted poorly from the dealer.
 

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Does anyone have suggestions for adjusting the foot brake pedal height so that it fits my foot position better?
I’m also in search of replacing the foot brake pedal if anyone knows of a source or a location.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks,
PCG
I think that you can adjust the pedal height at the rear of the brake pedal by slackening the lock nut and turning the round rod to adjust either way - the rod that goes into the rear brake master cylinder.
 

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I think that you can adjust the pedal height at the rear of the brake pedal by slackening the lock nut and turning the round rod to adjust either way - the rod that goes into the rear brake master cylinder.
Unfortunately you can't do that on the GS as the brake pedal itself actually butts up against a stop on the footrest hanger bracket, so you can't actually raise the tip any higher than it is - so in this instance all that adjusting the threaded section of the master cylinder rod would do is dictate when the piston actually gets pressed (and I'd suggest you don't want it happening any later/lower than it is all ready).

Rally-Raid are working on a replacement brake pedal and hanger to give more up and down adjustability.

I understand you can buy aftermarket pedals already on eBay etc. however, the problem remains that the bracket the foot-peg bolts too on that side dictates how high the pedal itself can go.

You could get creative with a grinder perhaps (although be aware there is a brake-light switch under there), or bolt something to the top of the existing pedal to raise the tip under your toes that way perhaps?

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ps. Alternatively, I've found if you bend it enough times and bend it back, then eventually the tip ends up a bit higher ;o)





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JMo,
Thanks for the Rally-Raid brake pedal information. I’m going to contact them to see how their creativity is progressing. Hopefully they’ll be making progress as they have on their other projects.
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ps. Alternatively, I've found if you bend it enough times and bend it back, then eventually the tip ends up a bit higher ;o)
A highly scientific process no doubt!:wink2:
 
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A highly scientific process no doubt!:wink2:
I have used this method to gain height on the brake pedal..
Although, cold bending will weaken the item.
I suggest the pedal is put in a vice and heated with a torch and then persuaded into the correct place of choosing with a piece of scaffolding pipe over the end.
Rapid cooling with water will ensure flexibility of the metal is sustained..
The pedal was probably originally part of a "Tuk Tuk" that gave up its life to become part of a BMW so please re finish in a color of your choice that's reflects its Asian roots..
Realistically.. The pedal is a very poor design, manufactured very cheaply and has lateral "play" that far outweighs the normal parameters of engineering good practice. I have a 1962 BSA Bantam with a far better pedal.
 

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Must be part of the ABS. Can't possibly be applied hard enough to lock the rear brake.
 

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I have even less angle using SW-Motech ION adjustable pegs & a brake pedal extender...
I have the same system. I put those larger SV motech foot pegs in most of my bikes. the gs has ridiculously small baby pegs.
 
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