Adjusting Rear Break Pedal

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by LowRider2009, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. LowRider2009

    LowRider2009 New Member

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    I just bought a 2009 LowRider and the rear Break pedal is to low. I have to rotate my foot to much to engage the rear break. I would like to know how to adjust the pedal so that it sits a little higher than the foot peg.
     
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    i know on my ultra i cant. pull back the boot there may be an adjuster under there..
     
  3. HD09GN

    HD09GN Member

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    Per 2009 DYNA service manual:
    The rear brake pedal should not require adjustment. If minor adjustment is required:
    Using an open-end wrench on the push rod flats, turn the push rod in the direction which will correct pedal height.
    When correct pedal height is obtained, tighten jam nut.
    Never allow more than nine threads to be exposed between control rod and jam nut or rod can come apart.
    Verify that water drain hole in rubber boot is positioned to the bottom.
     
  4. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    ’05 FLSTC This spring I took off my brake arm and bent it outwards and then back straight. This allows me to get more of my boot on the pedal where as before I was only pushing on the edge of the rubber. This has lowered the pedal position closer to the floor board. Is there any reason I could not use the above procedure to adjust the pedal position up on my STC?
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You may want to look into the replacement pedal that HD offers that extends the pedal pad further forward so your whole foot will fit on the board and the pedal is basically at the leading edge of the board instead of OVER it. Put it on my RK and it worked well.
     
  6. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    I always enjoy the do it your selfer save some money if I can first. My foot is nicely on the pedal now, I just would like a touch more room under the pedal.
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    There's always the option of lowering the boards too. Look underneath for the different positions.:D

    See how easy that was!:bigsmiley20:
     
  8. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    Can't do that, they are already 3/4" spaced out and scrape too easy on corners.

    Is there an issue with the piston rod adjustment? Or is it not adjustable?
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    There really not meant to be "adjustable"....however you can fudge it a bit with the locknut on the rod end to raise or lower the pedal a bit.
     
  10. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    Thanks, I will proceed with caution and if I don't like what I see, I will go another rout.