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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Brake pedal height

How to adjust the pedal a little higher?

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if it's forward controls loosen the jam nut at the master cylinder adjuster then turn the master cylinder adjuster adapter, the thing with the flats that comes out of the master cylinder. That will extend the brake rod and raise the pedal. Don't screw the threaded rod all the way out tho !

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Thanks. They are forward controls. The reason I want to raise is because my toes are very close to the moustache bar. When pedal is depressed the bottom of my boot is just about even with the top of the bar. I only need 3/8" higher. If I rotate the bar forward and away from the pedal, then i have to extend my legs too far to reach.
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You should be able to get that amount. Hold the threaded brake rod while turning the master cylinder adapter.

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I don't see where the adjuster is.
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Well, in the first diagram it looks like #8. Follow the brake pedal rod back to where it meets the master cylinder. The rod screws into the adapter. Put a wrench on the adapter flats and turn while holding the rod so it doesn't turn.

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Thanks, will try after my knees loosen up.


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Just found this.


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Is that what yours on your bike looks like ???

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It seems like I gave you the adjustment procedure for a pre-'04 Sportster. The earlier Sportys had the master cylinder on the right side bolted to the drive pulley cover. The rod went right into the end of the master cylinder on the pre-'04 models.
Sorry for the mix up !

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