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Old 08-09-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Longer/Lower rear brake lever?

My foot cramps up pretty bad when i'm riding with it above the rear brake lever. But when i moved the lever down one sprocket on the shaft it hits part of the frame. Is there anyone that makes a longer brake lever, or one with more of a curve that will clear the part that hits?
If this isn't clear i can post pictures of what i'm talking about after I get out of work.
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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What about heating it up with a torch or something, and bending it slightly? May need to be stripped of paint first though, and repainted after (I can't remember if they are pianted or not....)
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:34 PM   #3
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Well, you shouldn't be riding with your foot over the brake anyways, the balls of you feet should be on the riding peg
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That's actually how my feet have been while i'm riding, but for some reason i thought that was wrong and they were supposed to be more foreward I guess that solves my problem, thanks.
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There is an adjustment that is hard to get to, but is there, at the master cylinder linkage for the rear brake lever (on the 98+, it's hiding behind the frame member above the swing arm). Using that, you can adjust the brake lever position up and down readily... It's such a PIA to do that I recommend removing the rear wheel to get at it.

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