Rear brake pedal contacts exhaust. - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Everything to do with wheels, tires,
suspension, forks and brakes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
Diesel Tech
 
DenverDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)
 
Rear brake pedal contacts exhaust.

The exhaust is properly routed and seated and as best I can tell the brake pedal lever isn't bent. Is something missing?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	brake.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	91.5 KB
ID:	42498  

1989 VN750
Highway blaster

2006 Honda Rebel Diesel
100mpg, low and slow

1982 Mercedes 300D
Modified engine, 4-speed manual
DenverDiesel is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 06:35 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,451
iTrader: (5)
 
someone else will chime in I am sure, but to me, it looks bent. if I recall, the pad on the pedal is supposed to be nice and square with the bike. it looks like its twisted in that pic

on a 2nd look, there seems to be a lot of room between the frame and the exhaust pipe, maybe it can be moved in tighter?

2005 VN750

Sold 11-27-17
michiganteddybear is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 08:35 AM
GDI
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 170
iTrader: (0)
 
+1!

I agree with MTB. Always hard to tell from a picture, but there does look like a lot of room between frame and exhaust to me, too.

GDI
GDI is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 11:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Spockster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 6,565
iTrader: (5)
   
Can't say for sure, but here's my observations.

Replaced my brake lever because it was rashed up and slightly bent, wrecked before I bought the bike. Both the original and the replacement have the pad turned at a slight angle. Seems I recall looking around at others and they're all like this, but I could have forgotten by now. It would take a lot of force to twist the pad, which should also be enough to deform the pad itself.

There's the wire toe guard between the pad and exhaust, my wrecked one had been smashed into the pipe causing a nice long crease. Yours seems to be in the correct alignment and spacing. However it does look somewhat close to the pipe farther back, but it's hard to see in the pic.

I covered the pad with one of those Kury ISO chrome/black rubber pads, $8 on ebay, so it doesn't look so angled. Much better feel using the brake, I felt like the factory pad is better suited for a minibike. In fact it's almost identical to a Honda CT70, at least in pad size.

2003-21k mi
Shaved w/UniPK92+Stock Jets-TPE/MOSFET-Shinko Tires-AGM batt-bags-chrome-LEDs...more
__________________________________________________ ____________
Repair Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mj7z81..._Catalogue.pdf

Owner's Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nscb5f...ers+Manual.pdf
Spockster is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2018, 01:04 PM
NewB to Vulcans
 
TonyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 188
iTrader: (0)
 
I noticed that the splines that transmit the brake pedal motion have a lot of play on my bike. I can loosen the pedal retainer bolt and pull it out from the bike a tenth or so, when the retainer is tight the whole assembly slides in and out another tenth, give or take.

'99 Vulcan "Victoria"
TonyO is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 06:24 AM
Junior Member
 
Viraljoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)
 
Without looking at mine but it looks like your missing the spacers?
Viraljoker is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 06:38 AM
Junior Member
 
Viraljoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)
 
I cant find where it shows the foot rest assembly mounts to the frame in the parts breakdown. . But Im pretty sure at the upper two mounts mine has about a 1/4-1/2 spacer inbetween the rest and the frame.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FEFE9EB1-4752-4A47-9D26-FCD63BE5CD1C_1519126639994.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	9.0 KB
ID:	42530  
Viraljoker is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 07:07 PM
Alpha Geek
 
Hexadecimus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 487
iTrader: (1)
 
+2 looks bent. Compare the lines of the square brake pedal to the lines of the footpeg. I don't know about spacers, but she sure looks donked to me.

Hexadecimus is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-22-2018, 10:04 PM
Junior Member
 
Viraljoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)
 
So I had a chance to go look at mine and take a few pics of it. Mine does have a spacer on the rear mount because there is a mount bar that mounts behind the front hole. And pretty sure yours is bent. Picture included.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0D6AAB32-2CEC-4D77-A603-71751668B24C_1519354987755.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	10.5 KB
ID:	42618   Click image for larger version

Name:	5B36AC63-F1D7-4D66-A75C-7536D2FD978E_1519355026671.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	10.2 KB
ID:	42626  
Viraljoker is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
Diesel Tech
 
DenverDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)
 
Yes, it must be bent, the pad is not square with the foot peg.

1989 VN750
Highway blaster

2006 Honda Rebel Diesel
100mpg, low and slow

1982 Mercedes 300D
Modified engine, 4-speed manual
DenverDiesel is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

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 post new threads
You may 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