Foot pedal travel
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Molto Verboso
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Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:11 pm quote
Hi wanted some input if this brake pedal travel is adequate, seems short, but I donít know what the proper amount of travel is supposed to be. Thanks

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Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:11 pm quote
Looks good for a VBB
Molto Verboso
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Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:39 pm quote
MJRally wrote:
Looks good for a VBB
Thanks that what I needed to hear, Iím about ready to weld down the floor now.
I take it there isnít a great amount of movement on the cable to apply the rear brake? Not that itís going to be the best braking I would imagine.


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Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:53 pm quote
Lynnb - If you do find it too short once you assemble you could file or grind the slot in the brake lever to elongate it and allow more travel?
That would be a simple adjustment.
I imagine you could get it to stop just a few MM above the floor board and use up all the space that way if you wanted to.
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:37 am quote
Thanks Charlieman that is good advice.
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:30 am quote
How much further did you expect it to go?
Past the floor level?

When setup, you want the least travel possible
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:40 am quote
SubEtherBASS wrote:
How much further did you expect it to go?
Past the floor level?

When setup, you want the least travel possible
Thankyou, just wanted to make sure the travel was correct, seemed a bit tight at first.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:30 am quote
To set up; Make it tight, so when you spin the wheel it spins, but ANY bit of brake is starts to grip... ride it a bit, use brake a lot... readjust with the adjuster... tighten thr fuk out of the nut that holds cable in place... ride some more, adjust as must as you possibly can, tighten the nut to mofo tight... this way that day when you are 2-up (or 6-up if in India) with the groceries and you NEED to stop it will actually stop when you stomp on that pedal with a phat lump of adrenaline!
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:06 am quote
SubEtherBASS wrote:
To set up; Make it tight, so when you spin the wheel it spins, but ANY bit of brake is starts to grip... ride it a bit, use brake a lot... readjust with the adjuster... tighten thr fuk out of the nut that holds cable in place... ride some more, adjust as must as you possibly can, tighten the nut to mofo tight... this way that day when you are 2-up (or 6-up if in India) with the groceries and you NEED to stop it will actually stop when you stomp on that pedal with a phat lump of adrenaline!
Thanks I'll keep the procedure in mind when it comes time to adjusting.
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