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Old 08-23-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hello all. I recently purchased a 2009 KLR 650 (black of coarse) and love the bike. I wanted to know if I am the only one that has problems finding the brake pedal sometimes when riding off road? I have searched on the site and found some threads where they did some homemade mods to make the face larger. My question to you is are there any aftermarket rear brake pedals that have a larger face so I am not searching for it when I am riding off road?? Thanks
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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No suggestions/recommendations????
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:51 AM   #3
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I just bought one that I haven't seen yet. When shopping I noticed the wimpy peddle. I hope it doesn't become a problem and I'll be looking for another.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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I missed the pedal a couple times when I first got the bike; mostly when I was standing and had to hit the binders. But with a little time in the saddle, the issue went away. I say just ride a bit and it won't be a problem.

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply, I guess thats what I will have to do and keep an eye out for the future.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:25 PM   #6
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yeh you get used to it after a while
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You could always extend the pedal with a piece of strap to make a bigger loop and have it welded on for a few bucks.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:03 AM   #8
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I'm thinking you don't want that thing too big and hangin' out there. Snagging a mesquite or... could ruin the ride; at least, make it more interesting.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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I'm thinking you don't want that thing too big and hangin' out there. Snagging a mesquite or... could ruin the ride; at least, make it more interesting.
Especially when you drop the bike and put a big hole in your case. Never heard of it happening on a KLR, but it's certainly an issue with the DRZ guys...

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I made my own using perforated galvanized angle steel. It has round holes and ovals on both sides of the angle. I used a dremel with a cut off wheel and cut it as to put two pieces together and make a "U" so to speak and bolted it to the stock pedal. I notched the top of it for traction. I didnt really want larger, just taller. Used a cadmium plated bolt and nut and washers and no rust, and the pedal still swivels . I have an 05 and don't know if this helps. I had adjusted the pedal up as high as I could w/o hitting case and wasnt high enough to suit me.
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Shortly after I got my '05, I made one from a car E-brake rubber pedal, with a large bolt down through the KLR brake pedal. Worked fine for a few months - then one fine days, was GONE! Another case of a nut/bolt working loose.......

A year back or so, I installed a pair of footpeg extender plates. Positions my feet 1.5" lower and further back - the brake pedal is now PERFECT!
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I'm thinking you don't want that thing too big and hangin' out there. Snagging a mesquite or... could ruin the ride; at least, make it more interesting.
I'd expect that anyone riding offroad would have a piece of steel cable attached to the pedal and running forward to the frame so brush didn't get caught between the pedal and frame.
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I used a fender washer. Bent it in a bench vice so it is "u" shaped, a little taller at the front. Bolted it through the existing break pedal. Same width as the pedal but raised it a good inch. I can now actually use the break while standing on the pegs.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:07 PM   #14
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Do you have a picture of that?
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:02 PM   #15
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Default Re: Oversized Brake Pedal

Thanks for all the replies. The cable to the front sounds interesting had not thought about that. Daveel I too would be interested in seeing a pic of that set up. Again thanks all.
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