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Old 03-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Foot pegs to deal with brake pedal Height.

So like most riders here I am dealing with the inability to adjust the height of the brake pedal. For me the break pedal height is way to low even when you take the rubber pad out of the foot pegs.

For me I like to run the brake pedal height slightly above level.

Outside of welding or cutting which I am sure can be done, what foot pegs are out there that would lower them to the brake pedal height. Not sure I want to go with pivot pegs.

I have seen these;
Adjustable Footpegs R1200GS (not for Adv) 2005-2012 Oil Cooled, F800GS
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...-Cooled-F800GS
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Touratech Works, Footpegs, Low Version, All BMW GS Models
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...-BMW-GS-Models
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Fastway Evo footpegs F3 for Most BMW GS MODELS
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...-BMW-GS-MODELS
or
astway Extra-Wide Adventure Foot Pegs, All BMW GS Models
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...-BMW-GS-Models

On the fastways you can change the collar for low boy position. Has Fastway dealt with the clearance with the side stand?

I wish BMW would offer some easy adjustments like my KTM has, but I am not complaining.

Are there any other foot pegs that you know of that would deal with this problem?
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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TT adj foot pegs are great, and put the brake level with the pegs. They are wide too, which is a real plus for putting extra leverage on the pig when standing. Durable as well.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #3
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Remember too that there are options out there for adding to the brake pedal to make it higher. Wunderlich and many others have options. They'll make it both longer (out to the side) and higher.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...60361-371.html

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...GS-F650GS-Twin

And of course, this if you want a more extreme solution:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...S-Twin-2008-on
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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I don't think those plates raise the height of the brake pedals. The folding adjustable break pedal does look interesting. I noticed those too. Just didn't mention them on my original post.

Thx for those links.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:16 AM   #5
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I used the Wunderlich Rear Brake Enlargement. Installed it with a 1/4" piece of aluminum cut to shape under the Enlargement using a longer screw (and blue loctite). Raised the pedal about 3/8". I imagine the same idea would work with the TT piece as well.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:01 AM   #6
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I don't think those plates raise the height of the brake pedals.
Sure they do. Especially the second link I posted. It mounts on top of the existing teeth of the brake pedal and has teeth of its own, so how could it not? It's not a huge increase, but it might be enough depending on how much you need.

How about this one. It raises it a lot: http://f800depot.com/brake-lever-ext...650-800gs.html
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:15 AM   #7
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Sorry. I couldn't tell if the extension sat inside the cleat or on top of. How much increase in height would you say you got by adding the part?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:22 AM   #8
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There's another thread here on ADVRider somewhere in which the inmate ground a bit of metal off of the stop the brake pedal lever to raise it up.
Thought was that if he ever wanted to put it back down a small blob of weld material could be tacked to the shortened "stop".

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=645164&page=2

Remember if you do dink with it that the freeplay in the linkage to the master cylinder needs to be adjusted to compensate!

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...l=1#post374793
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:30 AM   #9
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I am trying to stay away from fabricating something since I don't have the means. You would think someone would come out with a plate that you can adjust the height to your liking! Million dollar idea.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:35 AM   #10
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MeatWagon ... I've not taken the cover off of mine, but since you want to RAISE the lever, I don't think you have to fabricate anything ... just take a file to the bump-stop and remove material to "suit" ... then re-adjust rear master cylinder ... the guy fabricating the "shim-thing" was trying to lower his pedal...
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:49 AM   #11
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Any pics of that procedure?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:20 AM   #12
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Sorry. I couldn't tell if the extension sat inside the cleat or on top of. How much increase in height would you say you got by adding the part?
The last one I posted says it raises it over a centimeter. That's quite a lot. Look closely at the pictures:

http://f800depot.com/brake-lever-ext...650-800gs.html
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #13
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I have Pivot Pegs on mine and they sit level with the brake pedal with no atleration to the pedal.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:38 AM   #14
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Are you 100% sure the brake pedal heidth isnt adjustable? Most are these days. Look all around underneath and where ever for a screw and locknut araingement.

Oh,I see your fiddling with a BMW,most bike makers figured this out long ago but BMW probably already knew where the pedal was supposed to go. KTM had adj bk pedals in 77 at least.
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Any pics of that procedure?
Sorry Meat ... not that I'm aware of .......

Do you still have the rubber inserts in your pegs?
I took them out - helps me keep from sliding off in wet/muddy stuff,
and after that ... if anything ... the peddle is a bit high... making the link in my earlier append about moving the peddle down a bit where I'm going to end up...
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