Rear Brake Pedal Placement - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
objectuser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Rear Brake Pedal Placement

Just wondering if my rear brake pedal is correctly placed. It's lower than my Norton or my wife's Buell, and lower than other bikes I've ridden.

Thanks for any insight.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg RearBrakePedal.jpg (52.2 KB, 324 views)
objectuser is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Member
 
Sike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle Area
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I also think it is rather out of place. But, with my pegs lowered and slightly adjusting it, all is good now.
Sike is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
objectuser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Okay, so yours is in the same place. Thanks. At least it seems like it's intentional then. I was wondering if it might be intended to keep people from going too hard on the rear brake.
objectuser is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 12:08 PM
Super Moderator
 
kiwi 41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 44.24'S 171.15'E Timaru, NewZealand
Posts: 8,619
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to kiwi 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by objectuser View Post
Okay, so yours is in the same place. Thanks. At least it seems like it's intentional then. I was wondering if it might be intended to keep people from going too hard on the rear brake.
IMHO that would be a good thing
kiwi 41 is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 01:12 PM
Member
 
kevrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: reno
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
mine is lower than i'd like, too. i'll fix it eventually, if i can wedge a couple of tools back there.

In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
Seal/CRAZY/misquoted


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
=>
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kevrider is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 03:45 PM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Norwalk CA
Posts: 15,501
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Garage
When i first got mine it felt like the brake pedal was going to hit the ground when applied. thought i'd just get use to it but when i had the motorwerks lowering blocks put on the problem went away. not sure if they adjusted the pedal or if it was the blocks

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 09:49 PM
Member
 
StonedGP's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Check the manual, it's a 5 minute job to raise it.

Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.
StonedGP is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 10:42 PM
Member
 
Red Herring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 778
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
As above. It is adjustable you know. It has a maybe 40 degrees of adjustment fellas.

2007 Versys Black, V35 Bags, H&B Bars, Skidmarx Hugger.Fender Ex., Avon Distanzia, Braided Lines, Hella 65W bulbs Arrow Can, DNA Air filter, GIVI tall screen (for winter), PCIII, Baldwin Saddle. **SOLD**

2011 KTM SM-T. Crash bars, E55 Top Box, Fender extender front and rear.
Red Herring is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
objectuser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Is there a reason to keep it low, though? Or is it mostly personal preference?
objectuser is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 05:59 AM
Member
 
Doctor Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
The only reason to keep it low is so that you don't have your foot resting on it as you ride, and having the brake light on when you aren't really braking.

You can help make Clem a household name

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Doctor Shifty is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 09:53 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Did i miss something ?

The pros seem to imply that the owner's manual instructs on how to adjust the rear brake pedal, but reading the manual shows that it actually instructs on adjusting the rear brake light switch, NOT the rear brake pedal position.

Anyone ?
Hailwood is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 09:26 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
Posts: 1,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
My pedal sits way lower than that picture. I know Adjusted my shifter to fit my boots, and assume I did the same to the brake. I dont think exactly were it is matters, as long as you are comfortable with its placement.

08' Versys
Givi racks with V35 sides, and V46 Top-case, Garmin Zumo 450 GPS, Powermadd Handguards, Motowerks GPS Mount, Peg Lowering kit, Flat Foot, Arrow Exhaust, Adjustable Levers, GIPro Gear Indicator, Oxford Heated Grips
HAWKSHOT99 is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 01:51 PM
Member
 
emdavis197's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte / Lake Norman, NC
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
My rear brake pedal is perfect after the Motowerk peg lowering install. But if you need specific instructions on moving the rear brake pedal, Motowerk shows them on page 6 of their instructions: http://motowerk.com/Documents/Web_Ka...structions.pdf

Eric
emdavis197 is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 12:04 AM
Member
 
Rock Soild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: the Rose City, Oregon
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Factory manual sez about 2 inches below the peg.


Rock Soild is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 12:25 AM
Member
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,827
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
I also got my Versys with brake pedal too low... There is no good reason for having it low. It should simply be at proper height for optimal feel and actuation, slightly under natural riding foot position.
invader is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 12:33 AM
Member
 
kimel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 664
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
My theory is that this part of the manual was copied from a bike with a more leaned forward riding position so that the rider's foot is rotated more to the front of the peg and thus the pedal is in a good position.

Like others here, the Speedy peg lowering kit solved the problem for me and the pedal is right where I want it.

2009 Kawasaki Versys
SWM Engine Guard; Windscreen de Jour on a MadStad bracket; Motowerk Peg Lowering kit & Stand Big Foot; ProTaper ATV Low bars; Stebel horn; KTM Duals Rear Rack; Coocase 36L topcase...and more to come


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kimel is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 12:46 AM
Member
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,827
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Mine feels perfect at 1 inch below footpeg.... It will vary a bit between different riders.
invader is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome