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  • binnsy
    binnsy
    2 months
    SO after riding the bike the first time I was not liking the position of the brake pedal, nearly needed to be a contortionist to get my foot on it and Im not very tall.  Went with the Kuryakyn extended pedal for bikes with lowers, as I have lowers fitted to mine.  
    All in all a couple of hours from go to woe with a minor amount of swearing thrown in.  Kuryakyn instructions will tell you to slide the master cylinder forward when you unbolt it, to enable easy access to the split and cotter pin holding the brake pedal on there.  Master cylinder moves sweet FA asper pic even with the crash bar unbolted.  Needed to unbolt either side here to get a bit more movement.  Got the split pin out easily with a pick tool, however getting the little sucker back in there wasn't as easy.  The headers were in the way and I wasn't about to take them off.  So basically it was a case of wriggle and jiggle and stuffing around until I finally got it to a point where I cold tap it in, was slightly misaligned due to the headers and the fact that the master cylinder was going nowhere in a hurry but only about half a mil out so took it easy and in it went.  
    Bolted everything back together and am very happy with the outcome.  Much more relaxed position when riding and if you look at the pics it is now also about 30mm lower all round.  
    Huge difference.  One small tip, make sure when you put the brake pedal cotter pin back in, the hole for the split pin is vertical, will save you some heartache trying to turn it around to put the split pin back in.  
     
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    2 months
    Excellent presentation there binnsy.  Good pics too.
    My right leg must be an inch longer than yours.
    Thank fuck !
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    2 months
    Quoting beaglebasher on 15 Apr 2021 09:11 AMedited: 15 Apr 2021 09:17 AM

    Excellent presentation there binnsy.  Good pics too.

    My right leg must be an inch longer than yours.
    Thank fuck !

    Thanks mate. And Wouldn't be hard  I'm a short arse
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    2 months
    Seems there actually may be an advantage in the not uncommon situation of having one leg longer than the other.
  • Rivo
    Rivo
    2 months
    I fitted a Kuryakyn extended pedal to my Roadking many years ago, I cant remember any issues fitting the new pedal, maybe a different layout on the Roadking...............................I do remember it being a great addition, and yes pedal sits flatter and lower than original, and is obviously a bit longer.
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    2 months
    Quoting Rivo on 16 Apr 2021 05:10 AM

    I fitted a Kuryakyn extended pedal to my Roadking many years ago, I cant remember any issues fitting the new pedal, maybe a different layout on the Roadking...............................I do remember it being a great addition, and yes pedal sits flatter and lower than original, and is obviously a bit longer.

    Yeah was a bit tight on the SGS only real issue was the master cylinder. Only needed to be able to move 5mm more and it would've been a lot easier. Having said that,  I agree,  a great addition. Shitty original design by HD. 
  • Robbo_Townsville
    Robbo_Townsville
    17 days ago
    I had the same issue with my Ultra brake being too close. I went with a product from the States called Soft Brake.