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Thread: back brake pedal

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    Has anyone got a suggestion for bringing the brake pedel out a little on a Buell Blast? It sits so tight in its location I have to "toe in" to put on the brake. I end up getting cramps in my calfs by the time I reach work.

    Blast01

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    You should be able to get a good welder to tack on some extra material. How good that will look will depend on how good of a fabricator or machinist you can hook up with. My solution would be to quit using the rear brake so much. I only use mine maybe 5% of the time. Only when in loose material or rain.

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    I would try heating with a propain torch, heating it untill its red, then bend it just a little. Im just not sure how well that aircraft grade aluminium bends so be easy with it... It could be more brittle then everyday aluminium. Im a welder and work with regular aluminium a little and it melts around 1200 degrees fahrenheit. So a plain propane should heat it enough just be carefull as i have not tried it myself.

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    His and Hers,

    I use my back brake when doing intown driving and in sharp corners. That constitues 90% of my driving right now. I am learning how to let the bike slow itself so less brake usage.
    Thanks for the input guys. I'll see what works and let you all know.

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    That brake pedal is cast aluminum. If you try bending it at all, it will probably snap. I wouldn't recommend it. I would try mounting something to it to try and bring it out some.

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    oh my bad :( when i snapped my shifter the dealer here told me it was aircraft grade haha because i was going to weld it together then decided no to..lol stupid me

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    Mine bent inward once and I just smacked it back with a hammer after putting part of it in a vise. It will bend, just be carefulyou could easily and safely bring it out at least a 1/4". Cake! Mines still holding up fine.



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