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post #1 of 25 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 3:46 pm Thread Starter
 
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Looking for LOWER brake pedal

Help... I just installed the footpeg lowering kit and love the new location of the pegs while riding. However, I have to lift my foot to apply the brake pedal. I know I saw a lowered brake pedal somewhere but I just can't remember where. Does anyone know where this item is available?

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post #2 of 25 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 4:05 pm
 
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I need the same item, the brake pedal is too high for my big foot!
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post #3 of 25 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 4:05 pm
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Lowered Brake Pedal

Look here
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Really a nicely made product. Looks like a stock BMW unit with just enough drop.
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Hey Steve,

I got mine from:
http://www.iliumworks.com/

Gotta take a bit of the tupperware off but not to hard to do. Unless your wife is after you to get finished and back to the honey-do list.
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Hey Scratch,

I found the pedal and just got off the phone from ordering it. For whatever reason, it looked to me like all I have to take off is the footpedal plate to get to the footpedal.

You are saying I have to remove tupperware? That scares the #[email protected]$%% out of me. I've never removed the tupperware before. Are you sure about that?

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Jim,
how do you like it?
do you have the Brake Lever installed and the Suburban lower pegs?
Mind to tell me how high are you and insean?
I'm looking for something to better position my brakes, so maybe it will do.
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Not knowing how much you need to lower it, try adjusting it before buying something.

If you pull the side plate, you will see two adjustments. The link between the pedal and cylinder can be adjusted to get the pedal lower, then the screw adjuster for the brake light switch will have to be re-adjusted to close the switch when the pedal is up.

You MAY be able to get enough additional down adjustment to suit. Certainly cheap enough to try!

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Yep... it could do it, since I just need a little.
For the mechanic chalenged, is there any picture or step by step do adjust the pedal here?
The 'search' function return a lot info, but not some dummy proof steps, and nothign on the hall of wisdown.

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Yep... it could do it, since I just need a little.
For the mechanic chalenged, is there any picture or step by step do adjust the pedal here?
The 'search' function return a lot info, but not some dummy proof steps, and nothign on the hall of wisdown.
If you pull the side plate, you will see a clevis on the end of the master cylinder shaft, with a pin in it that attaches it to the rear end of the brake pedal. Remove the pin, loosen the locknut on the cylinder shaft, and screw the clevis onto the cylinder shaft further, re-install the pin, and lock the lock nut. Not sure how much you can get, but a little here is a lot at the brake pedal end.

Then put everything back together, loosen the locknut on the switch adjusting screw on the bottom of the pedal arm, and screw the screw in until the switch actuates, re-tighten the locknut.

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Elton,

You should've mentioned it while we were all at you place last weekend. I'm sure it would've been simple enough to take care of.

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Elton,

You should've mentioned it while we were all at you place last weekend. I'm sure it would've been simple enough to take care of.

If I ever knew it was possible... sure I would have mention

I will try david instructions. Looks pretty simple on the paper

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I got mine from:
http://www.iliumworks.com
I have this on order and am curious how much and what direction the foot pedal is repositioned. Does it do more than the adjustments can do? Comments?

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I was working from memory, but just looked at ETK and realized I got something backwards.

I think you first have to screw in the brake light switch adjustment screw to lower the brake pedal (may have to get a longer screw), THEN adjust the clevis at the master cylinder so that the piston is down far enough to release the brake.

I had lowered my pedal a little bit years ago, trying to go over it in now memory. I lowered mine about 1/2", think it is possible to go more, but not sure how much before the master cylinder clevis runs out of adjustment room.

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Had Dealer lower brake pedal when I installed Suburban Pegs and it was not enough. Installed Illum Works brake pedal and now need to raise it. 34 inch inseam.

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Shifter extension

While you are at it yo may want to order the shifter extension from iliumworks too. It will make shifting a lot easier since your foot pegs are now not only lower, but also more outward. Besides it only costs a few bucks and installs in seconds without tools!

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I was thinking about ordering the shifter extension, but with the lower pegs I am having to lift my foot farther than I want to to downshift. I figured the shifter extension would further raise the top of the lever which would make me have to pull my foot up even higher.
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You should be able to adjust your shifter to the height that is comfortable for you when shifting. You will find instruction on the HoW.
While you are there it might be a good time to lube the shift linkage or even replace it with the one from PhilJohn (from this forum) at [email protected] .

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I was thinking about ordering the shifter extension, but with the lower pegs I am having to lift my foot farther than I want to to downshift. I figured the shifter extension would further raise the top of the lever which would make me have to pull my foot up even higher.

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Help... I just installed the footpeg lowering kit and love the new location of the pegs while riding. However, I have to lift my foot to apply the brake pedal. I know I saw a lowered brake pedal somewhere but I just can't remember where. Does anyone know where this item is available?

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Steve Gray
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Hi Steve, watch out in tight curves with the footpeg lowering kit

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Sorry for the delay in replying Steve. Spent the weekend freezing at a soccer tournament. I did pull the lower section and tipover bar to get everything lose. Not too hard at all but I've done it before. You might want to get the videos if there's nobody near by who can walk you through it.

Elton. I do have the Suburban peg lowering kit/bracket. Without the Ilium lever, it felt like my old Harley. Had to pick my whole foot up to get to the lever.

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Be careful what you ask for, because you just might...

get it. The brake lever from Illum does as advertised, in fact almost too much. Even with the peg lowering kit, the brake pedal is now dramatically lower and more inboard than stock and takes some getting used to. After first installing it, I took it off after a few rides. But since then, I reinstalled it and am determined to make it work, because the alternative is having to raise my foot to activate the stock...or give up the lowering kit.

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Tom,

I found out about the potential danger in corners with the peg lowering kit early and often on the first day out with them. It has taken some getting used to but it is better overall than being cramped with the standard set-up.

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Pulling the Right Side Foot Peg Plate

Took out the 3 main hex bolts and removed the two smaller torx bolts, but the plate still seems to be 'connected' to something.

Is it that simple or is there something else I need to deal with?

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Took out the 3 main hex bolts and removed the two smaller torx bolts, but the plate still seems to be 'connected' to something.

Is it that simple or is there something else I need to deal with?

Karl
Yes! There are two brake hoses right at the top of the plate -- and they barely tolerate being twisted as the plate is rotated to get access to its rear side. I strongly suggest taking a look at the pics toward the end of this article to see what you're dealing with: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/articles...rticle&artid=4

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Mark,

Thanks....do I remove the lines or work with them attached?

PS...I'm trying to lower the brake pedal because I have installed the lowering blocks from Sub. Machinery.

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Thanks....do I remove the lines or work with them attached?

PS...I'm trying to lower the brake pedal because I have installed the lowering blocks from Sub. Machinery.

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You have to work with them in place. One is the feed from the reservoir to the rear master cylinder, mounted to the rear of the plate. The other is the rear wheel control circuit to the Integral pump -- breaching it would require bleeding, best performed with the dealer's computer equipment unless you know the system inside-out.

A word of caution -- get feedback from others as to their success rate on Integral/EVO equipped bikes ('02-and-later). The Integral system expects to see a certain amount of hydraulic pressure in the control line at the point that the brake light switch is triggered. I know of at least one Integral unit that triggered faults/had to be replaced due to problems caused by a mis-adjusted brake lever. I'm not saying don't make an adjustment; I am, however, suggesting driving to your dealer after the adjustment to have the brake system completely checked with the GT-1 diagnostic computer to verify the pedal is properly adjusted.

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