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  • Offline Eloteq

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    Firm rear brake pedal
    on: Jan 09, 2020, 12.38 pm
    Jan 09, 2020, 12.38 pm
    I’m not sure if this is an issue or normal to these bikes.

    I’ve only just purchased my bike and notice the rear brake pedal as very little movement and is quite firm to press. It does work but it just seems odd to the little movement.  Is this normal?
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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    Re: Firm rear brake pedal
    Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2020, 12.51 pm
    Jan 09, 2020, 12.51 pm
    The Trophy has a “Linked” Brake system - When the rear brake is applied
    a proportional amount of braking is also carried out at the front brake,
    as described in the Owners Handbook, Page 99 :

    Braking
    This motorcycle is equipped with the Triumph Linked Brakes System,
    combined with the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).
    In this system the rear brake is linked to the two lower pistons
    in the front right hand brake caliper.

    Operating the rear brake pedal will partially operate the front brake,
    allowing for balanced braking under all riding conditions.
    For full brake effectiveness always operate the front
    brake lever and the rear brake pedal simultaneously.

    The Rear Brake pedal is adjustable to some extent
    as described elsewhere in the Forum - I’ll dig out a Link
    for that for that this evening, meanwhile I would check
    that when you depress the Brake Pedal,
    the brake Light does come on - it may not if incorrectly adjusted !

    You describe “little movement” - which is subjective,
    so can you provide a measurement, in mm at the Pedal, for comparison ?

    Cheers  :821:

     
    Last Edit: Jan 09, 2020, 06.54 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Firm rear brake pedal
    Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2020, 01.49 pm
    Jan 09, 2020, 01.49 pm
    I have also noted the "hard" pedal to the rear brake.
    To compensate, I have adjusted the pedal to be a little lower than I would have it on other bikes. That way, I can get a better stance on it, & apply more pressure.
    But, I do think the pedal takes too much pressure & am considering "softer" rear brake pads.
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: Firm rear brake pedal
    Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2020, 07.06 pm
    Jan 09, 2020, 07.06 pm
    Here's a Link to one other Topic about making adjustements to the Rear Brake Pedal position,
    and adjusting of the Rear Brake Light Switch activation point :

    Rear Brake Switch Adjustment.

    Cheers  :821:


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    Re: Firm rear brake pedal
    Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2020, 07.21 pm
    Jan 09, 2020, 07.21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Eloteq [+]
    I’m not sure if this is an issue or normal to these bikes.

    I’ve only just purchased my bike and notice the rear brake pedal as very little movement and is quite firm to press. It does work but it just seems odd to the little movement.  Is this normal?

    Like with the gear lever pivot bolt, try removing, cleaning and greasing it, that maybe seizing up, causing the feeling of little movement/firm to press. 

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    Re: Firm rear brake pedal
    Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2020, 07.29 pm
    Jan 09, 2020, 07.29 pm
    Ok I’ve just been looking at it.

    The travel is approx 10-15mm and seems week to return after pressing.

    I going to do as suggested and remove the pivot bolt and adjust.

    Will keep you posted. Thanks for advice 👍
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    Re: Firm rear brake pedal
    Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2020, 03.42 pm
    Jan 17, 2020, 03.42 pm
    Brakes on our baby do have a bit of a 'wooden' feel, but are wonderfully up to the task.

    Be sure you ensure your brake light is not on all the time, the light switch may need to be adjusted if you lowered the pedal position.  Also, the cruise will not work in this case.

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    Re: Firm rear brake pedal
    Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2020, 03.10 pm
    Jan 18, 2020, 03.10 pm
    I agree with Jan’s assessment of the rear brakes.
    Every time I switch from my GS to the Trophy, I do a double take the first time I apply the rear brake pedal. Feels “wooden” by comparison, just like he stated.
    On the other hand, I have also owned motorcycles where the rear brake wants to lock up on even slight application, so on balance, I prefer the Trophy in that regard. Either way, the front brakes will stop you “right now” if you need it.   :028:
    Last Edit: Jan 18, 2020, 03.11 pm by Saddle Tramp
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