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Old 11-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have forwards on my 84 fxr and i dont like the brake control pedal.its to high and there is no adjustment.any books I look at show pretty much the same thing.the guy at the local shop says that is a problem with fxr's.is there something else out there i can use?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is there something else out there i can use?
The Front brake?
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I asked for that one
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think I've read that guys use an flh pedal to help with that problem .I think the way that it bends back towards the rear works better .
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I think I've read that guys use an flh pedal to help with that problem .I think the way that it bends back towards the rear works better .
OK cool thanks for the info
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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your adjustment is how far you screw the brake rod in the plunger for the master cylinder. set it up without using the spring and boot. After you have it adjusted, then assemble with sping and boot. Some fowards have a threaded end on both ends
of the brake rod, that may give you a litltle more adjustment.
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your adjustment is how far you screw the brake rod in the plunger for the master cylinder. set it up without using the spring and boot. After you have it adjusted, then assemble with sping and boot. Some fowards have a threaded end on both ends
of the brake rod, that may give you a litltle more adjustment.
OK will look at the linkage again and maybe show a pics of what i am talking about height wise.because as it is now you have to lift your foot up off the peg to operate the brake
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Mine adjusted with the rod to where it is right at the tip of my toe after cutting off the arm and drilling a new hole for the peg. Picture of yours really would be helpful.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have mine adjusted so that There is no play in the brake linkage ,and no pressure on brake. Then assembled with spring and boot over plunger at master cylinder. Though I do have to raise my foot, felt it important to be able to reach (I'm not real tall) and get the brake working as best I could. I'm already braking w the front unit. And thats
75-80% of your brakeing. Play with it do what feels good for you. but you will find it much easier to figure out by not having the return spring installed for your initial adjusts
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I don't think FXR's ever came with forwards, you got some after market something or other. Look at forward controls, you will see a difference.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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brake control pics

here are some pics of the brake control even with threading the adjusters in I dont think it will bring it down enough.Local bike shop suggested cutting an rewelding where i want it.then rechroming
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't think FXR's ever came with forwards, you got some after market something or other. Look at forward controls, you will see a difference.
You are quite right They never came with fowards, in fact, to get the most handling out of your FXR, you would be better off with mids. or factory controls.

I dont recognize that set up. Dont know if that is a kit or was someone sharp enough to make their own out of some spare parts.
Like that boot heel guard. Is that a fabbed peice.
If you are going to cut and weld!! Make your measursements
Without the return spring in at the master cylinder.. it worked for me. Hope you get the results you want.
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I dont recognize that set up. Dont know if that is a kit or was someone sharp enough to make their own out of some spare parts.
Like that boot heel guard. Is that a fabbed peice.
If you are going to cut and weld!! Make your measursements
Without the return spring in at the master cylinder.. it worked for me. Hope you get the results you want.
the heel guard is a fabbed piece the previous owner found a guy who built them an was gonna start manufacturing them on a larger scale but passed away before he could do that.so might be the only set out there. they are comfy once you get used to them either have your heel up against them or resting on top of them.70 miles an hr an your feet dont slip off the pegs they also are the mounts for the driving lamps.I dont think I will cut the brake pedal up.might just look into a different set up.I know what you mean about mids my 81 sporty had mid controls but i kind of like this set up
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