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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'm 5'4" and probably shrinking. Maybe I need to spend some time in one of those hangy upside down things while holding an anvil.
My brake pedal is about a block away, and the bars need to come closer.

I decided against strapping a Jack Russell to the bottom of each shoe, and went with a boot from Leatherup with a much thicker re-soleable sole.
I ordered a set of 2 inch Rox pivoting handlbar risers.
I found a brake pedal that should give about another inch.
I looked all over, and no one seems to make a shorter lever, and I'm not ready to start cutting things up, so I went with this: Victory brake pedal-kit Vision Cross Roads Cross Country Magnum
$20 cheaper than his website, but the same guy.

I thought about putting on some lowering bones, but just about everything I read warns against it, and it looks like a helluva lotta work.

I think the stock seat is thin enough, so I don't want to go carving out foam.
The bike has Dunlop 491's. There's about half life left on them, but maybe a shorter tire might help? I haven't researched that yet. These are getting towards their end. They're 5 years old.

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Have a saddle customizer move you forward, it worked for me.

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Not sure if they make them for the crosses, but my bike had a 1.5" pull back kit for the foot controls on my Vegas (I've never seen the reduced reach kits online).

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Not sure if they make them for the crosses, but my bike had a 1.5" pull back kit for the foot controls on my Vegas (I've never seen the reduced reach kits online).
This is the mod for the handlebars. I almost spent twice as much at J&P. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You reaaaally gotta watch those J&P guys. Some prices are great, and others are jacked up so high, it's ridiculous!
I bought a motorcycle trailer chock from Harbor fright for $39. They have the same exact one at J&P for $169.
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I have that same brake pedal on my XC. It won't help at all with reach but it will give you more real estate to press on. If you turned it sideways it would give you a half inch or so but look silly IMHO. I like it though and at that price may get one for my KP as well.

There are use bike part places all over the country; including Phoenix. If you can find a good used brake arm; we could machine it down to fit. If you look at my KP before it was wrecked by a friend and repainted everyone else can see how far out there the brake pedal is and how repositioning it back 2-3" would easily solve this dilemma.

Or you could grow your right leg a few inches; whichever you find easier.

I did a quick look online for used brake levers and found one that's a little bent (kinda like me ). It could be straighted with a press then machined to bring the peg back toward you. Since you use your legs to push on the rear brake lever you will still have plenty of leverage. You probably wouldn't even notice the difference. You probably know a dozen people in your area to do the machining if you didn't want to come to my place to do it. I could even sand blast it for you so you could paint it since it has some scratches but the price is about a fifth of new. Or you could keep looking and find one in better condition.

HERE is another one not bent but used. Probably a better deal.
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I have that same brake pedal on my XC. It won't help at all with reach but it will give you more real estate to press on. If you turned it sideways it would give you a half inch or so but look silly IMHO. I like it though and at that price may get one for my KP as well.

There are use bike part places all over the country; including Phoenix. If you can find a good used brake arm; we could machine it down to fit. If you look at my KP before it was wrecked by a friend and repainted everyone else can see how far out there the brake pedal is and how repositioning it back 2-3" would easily solve this dilemma.

Or you could grow your right leg a few inches; whichever you find easier.

I did a quick look online for used brake levers and found one that's a little bent (kinda like me ). It could be straighted with a press then machined to bring the peg back toward you. Since you use your legs to push on the rear brake lever you will still have plenty of leverage. You probably wouldn't even notice the difference. You probably know a dozen people in your area to do the machining if you didn't want to come to my place to do it. I could even sand blast it for you so you could paint it since it has some scratches but the price is about a fifth of new. Or you could keep looking and find one in better condition.

HERE is another one not bent but used. Probably a better deal.
I think I'm going to try the pedal and a new pair of boots.
If that doesn't get me there, I'll fill in the backside relief on the brake arm with some JB weld or something, cut the end off, clean it up, then drill and tap a new hole.
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One more HERE.

By the way; there's another pedal for $41 I think I'll get for mine. Thanks for making me think of it. I haven't bought anything for the KP in a long time other than gas and oil.
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those risers don't say how far back they will move the bars.
These might be something to look at
Chrome 1" Handlebar Pullback 25mm Risers for Harley Cruiser Honda Suzuki Yamaha

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look at second page

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those risers don't say how far back they will move the bars.
Mr Johnny,
You mount these into your current riser.
You can stand them straight up and get two inches higher, or lay them over, and get two inches closer.
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