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RE: '05 Kingpin.

I've searched around a bit here and other places, and seem to have the opposite problem most people have concerning length.
Mainly the rear brake pedal is a mile away.
When I go to press the brake, my leg is just about fully extended.
Everyone wants forward pedals, and I need the opposite.

Suggestions greatly appreciated!


Joe
 
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I kinda like what Vixen did by drilling and tapping a new hole further back on the brake arm then cut and sanded the excess off. Probably have to lean on it a little harder to get the same response but not enough to make much difference.

If possible; I'd get a spare brake arm if you can find one used and do it on that one then save the original.
 

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I kinda like what Vixen did by drilling and tapping a new hole further back on the brake arm then cut and sanded the excess off. Probably have to lean on it a little harder to get the same response but not enough to make much difference.

If possible; I'd get a spare brake arm if you can find one used and do it on that one then save the original.
That thought crossed my mind.
I was hoping to find something stock, before doing a mod like that.
 

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Well, if it comes down to it, I have all the tools to do it if you decide to go that route. You could come up and we could knock it out within an hour easily.
Wow that's pretty cool of you.
I might take you up on that!

I can see how it could be cut and possibly reformed.
I'm not so certain how we might go about reattaching the peg.
 

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Wow that's pretty cool of you.
I might take you up on that!

I can see how it could be cut and possibly reformed.
I'm not so certain how we might go about reattaching the peg.
Fairly straight forward machining function. Set it up on the drill press, drill the pilot hole making sure it is perpendicular to the arm so the peg doesn't end up at some weird angle. Drill to size needed to then tap the threads in. The material is an aluminum alloy I think so not too hard. Use a hack saw or cut-off grinder to cut the end off then use a belt or disc sander to round the end. Change the belt to a finer sandpaper to make smooth. Maybe take some really fine sandpaper to make it super smooth and shiny. Polish if desired or paint it if it's black. Done.

You would need to let me know what thread size the peg you want to use is so I can check to see if I have it. If not; find or order one before coming up to do it.

In the good old days we had to do a lot of this kind of thing but then the aftermarket kicked in with most of it all ready to install with some minor alterations sometimes. Usually just a little filing or slight bending of some things. Occasionally enlarging a hole due to it being oversized on the bike we worked on due to having to re-tap and thread to a larger bolt size. Simple stuff like that.
 

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RE: '05 Kingpin.

I've searched around a bit here and other places, and seem to have the opposite problem most people have concerning length.
Mainly the rear brake pedal is a mile away.
When I go to press the brake, my leg is just about fully extended.
Everyone wants forward pedals, and I need the opposite.

Suggestions greatly appreciated!


Joe
There seem to be a couple of options. Use 2" extenders but flip them towards you. You would then need to figure out the correct shifter rod for it

Next option is getting the OEM controls from a judge. I found the shifter side already. And there is a full set on e-bay right now

EDIT, flipping them back is NOT an option as they would need to be relieved for the nut right next to it and the kick stand.
 

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got my judge controls, I will be installing them this weekend.
 

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HUGE difference by using judge controls, I will post pics this weekend.
 

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I should be getting my pedal in the mail soon. Instead of an inch wide peg, it will be a 3.4 inch or so pedal.
If that doesn't work, I'll go with Bbob's suggestion.

Hey Bob, given the amount of relief carved out of the back of the arm, what do you think about filling it with something like JB weld before drilling and tapping?
 
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