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Offline mcconnac

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Rear brake lever position
on: November 15, 2018, 11:08:41 PM
New to a 2015 XR and only minor issue I have is the position of the rear brake lever.  I find I'm having to turn my foot in towards the bike, "searching" for the lever.  Is this normal? The lever doesn't look bent or twisted in any way and no scrape marks.  Will get used to it obviously but levers just not "intuitively" there if that makes any sense


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Offline LAMBO281

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 12:08:23 AM
Hi mate I had the same issue, fitted a Wunderlich brake pedel extender, so much better plus I don’t even notice it on the bike, looks the part!  :305: :821:

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Offline Nelster

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 12:35:27 AM
Can't remember the last time I used the rear pedal. These linked brakes have got a lot to answer for.

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 02:31:38 PM
  :005:  Has it got a rear brake pedal   :164:
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Offline steveharleyuk

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 02:37:03 PM
Yep, I put an extender on, much more comfortable

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 07:46:24 PM
You get used to it. I tend to ride balls of feet on pegs and just slip the foot forward for slow speed control or final smooth stop.
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Offline wilbert

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 12:06:23 AM
As people have stated above get a pedal extender. I had the exact same issues and this cured it immediately. As my satnav tells me on my trip data I use the rear brake quite a bit. I know the brakes are linked but at low speeds it makes a huge difference using the rear brake as opposed to the front.

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 12:36:16 AM
I also experienced this problem with the rear brake pedal.  Was especially an issue with low speed maneuvers where the rear brake is need.  The Wunderlich brake pedal extension is a bit pricey but fixes the issue and looks stock.

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 03:35:41 PM
Cheers for the replies,  will have a look at the extenders

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Offline Martin

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Re: Rear brake lever position
Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 07:57:07 PM
I has this issue to start with, but it only took a few hundred miles to learn the position.  I also ride with the balls of my feet on the pegs and now have no problem sliding forward and finding the rear brake.