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BMW R 1200RT => BMW R 1200RT General Discussions => Topic started by: Tony Fyson on 2019-11-26 10:04:17

Title: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: Tony Fyson on 2019-11-26 10:04:17
How can I access the rear brake pedal adjustment nuts, to lower the brake pedal.  The heel plate obscures the nuts.
I removed the exhaust cover to improve access, but still cannot get to the adjuster.  I cannot see how to remove the footrest, or the heel plate.  Help!
Thanks.
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: David. on 2019-11-26 11:16:57
I cannot see how to remove the footrest, or the heel plate.

This parts diagram would suggest that the heel plate/footrest is secured with a single bolt (#10) from the inside.

(https://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw-katalog/Img/bmw/all_formats/358167_z.jpg)

With the exhaust removed, there may be sufficient access.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/lafsbmw/flap+run.jpg)

This video shows how to remove the brake lever, having done that, the adjuster should be accessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFVxdu6dG0&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: Tony Fyson on 2019-12-02 13:34:41
Hi David
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I cannot get to the bolt (#10) that secures the heel plate.
Surely, I do not have to remove the brake pedal to adjust the height?
Has anyone else adjusted the rear brake pedal height?
(Hmmm - wish I still had my Honda VFR!)
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: bandytales on 2019-12-02 13:49:01
Hi David
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I cannot get to the bolt (#10) that secures the heel plate.
Surely, I do not have to remove the brake pedal to adjust the height?
Has anyone else adjusted the rear brake pedal height?
(Hmmm - wish I still had my Honda VFR!)


Well, most people never have a problem with the brake lever height.
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: bandytales on 2019-12-02 13:55:11
How can I access the rear brake pedal adjustment nuts, to lower the brake pedal.  The heel plate obscures the nuts.
I removed the exhaust cover to improve access, but still cannot get to the adjuster.  I cannot see how to remove the footrest, or the heel plate.  Help!
Thanks.


I can't understand the problem.
Am I getting this wrong.
Remove Silencer.
Remove split pin from retaining pin,
Move the brake pedal clear.
Put a spanner on the locknut, put a 'tommy' bar trough the fork fitting.
Loosen the lock nut.
Adjust the fork end as required and then reverse the procedure?
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: Tony Fyson on 2019-12-02 16:48:47
Hi - thanks for the reply.
I will try undoing the retaining pin, and moving the lever to access the adjuster. I only removed the silencer and rear wheel.
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: MEM62 on 2019-12-10 16:38:20
Well, most people never have a problem with the brake lever height.

There is nothing like a useful contribution to a thread. 

'Most people' may not but adjustments are not usually about most people.  They are about those who may have fitted a foot peg lowering kit and found the controls not quite in the optimum position, or even guys like me with arthritis and slightly limited movement that need a bit of adjustment for optimum comfort and control or the many other guys that, for many different reasons, find that the standard setup can be improved to suit them better.       
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: bandytales on 2019-12-10 17:29:09
There is nothing like a useful contribution to a thread. 

'Most people' may not but adjustments are not usually about most people.  They are about those who may have fitted a foot peg lowering kit and found the controls not quite in the optimum position, or even guys like me with arthritis and slightly limited movement that need a bit of adjustment for optimum comfort and control or the many other guys that, for many different reasons, find that the standard setup can be improved to suit them better.       



An awful lot of riders feel the bike is not set up for them and want to fiddle, only to find that they just needed to get a few miles under their belts and realise the settings were correct in the first place. However, I am NOT saying that is the case in this situation, but I do endorse just going with it as it is for a few thousand miles. Let's face it, I am ready for change when I know it isn't right. Case in point, screens and saddles.
Title: Re: RT1250 LE – Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment
Post by: realshelby on 2019-12-11 13:56:27
'Most people' may not but adjustments are not usually about most people.  They are about those who may have fitted a foot peg lowering kit and found the controls not quite in the optimum position, or even guys like me with arthritis and slightly limited movement that need a bit of adjustment for optimum comfort and control or the many other guys that, for many different reasons, find that the standard setup can be improved to suit them better.       


Slightly adjusting the brake lever is possible. But lowering the brake pedal after fitting a peg lowering kit requires modifying the pushrod into the rear master cylinder. Or a new brake lever/bracket from the aftermarket. The fastener for the heel plate is accessed from behind where it mounts.


Don't bother trying to simply adjust it, there isn't enough adjustment to make up for lowered pegs.


Adjusting it for a slightly better fit is doable.