Weak Rear Brake
After about a month, I finally got to ride my new '15 V650 Thurs. and was happy w/ just about everything except the lack of any rear brake power. After trailering it home, I adjusted the shift lever up 3/8" to be compatible w/ my boots. I couldn't see how to adjust the brake pedal & left it alone. Upon returning from my 1st ride, I knew the rear brake was weak because the pedal was too far from the sole of my boot - no leverage. I raised it initially 3/8", went for a ride & now have a very strong & progressive rear brake. All it took was a T15 Torx bit to remove the (2) cover screws, a 12mm open end wrench to loosen the linkage locking, a 10mm open end to turn the adjusting rod & a tape measure to take adjustment settings. The adjustment nut for the brake light switch requires no tools.
...I am a Cafe Racer myself, on some days...and nights for that matter...and it is one of my finest addictions...
--- Hunter S. Thompson 1995 ---
2017 Triumph Street Scrambler, 2012 Triumph Thruxton, 2003 Ducati M800Sie, 2001 BMW R1100R-L, 1999 Kawasaki KLR650, 1996 Harley XLH Sportster S, 1972 Yamaha XS-2
Last edited by bluesman77; 04-15-2016 at 11:27 PM.