If I remember correctly the brake pedal goes on a splined shaft and it might be installed on the wrong splines. You may be able to remove it and rotate it down 1 spline and reinstall it.
Yes you can remove the MC without pulling the tank, pretty easy to do.The P.O. said whatever happened, happened all at once. I looked again and the clevis and adjusting rod looks fine. The rod going into the master cylinder goes into a rubber boot. There must be something broken that is hidden by the boot. Not alot of room in there, not even sure I can pull the master cylinder out without removing the gas tank. The brakes work fine. Might have to live with it. It just bothers me because the rest of the bike is perfect. Thanks for all the replies guys.:bow:
Yes it is, as you can see in the diagram. The problem may be that the housing has corroded away and the clip will not ever hold.Dave is the retainer clip hidden by the rubber boot on the master cylinder?
No need to remove the pin, just loosen the lock nut and turn the rod.To lower the petal you remove the pin from item 16, loosen lock nut 22 and raise the lock nut and item 16 emough to get the pedal to your desired level.
Hope this helps.
The only stop for the pedal is the master cylinder push rod. It will go way, way up without the rod connected. There is no free play adjustment and no way to get brake drag unless something else stops it upward movement.I'm not so sure the adjustment is for setting the pedal height, as it is for pedal freeplay?
The book CALLS it a pedal adjustment and then cautions about brake drag. Symntecs maybe? I guess the important thing is to have enough travel to operate, without preloaded pressure on the master cylinder.
I did discus/argue this with Dave based on experience with other bikes that have a pedal stop and floating push rod and it turns out he was correct.
Of course if the rod is lengthened to the point were the petal's upward movement is stopped by the foot peg then any farther lengthening will cause the piston in the master cylinder to move in and perhaps cover the bleed back port.
I'm unsure if the rod can be lengthened that much but it could account for the warning in the manual about brake drag.