Height of rear brake and shifter

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8/4/2017 7:01 AM

Where do you guys run your brake pedal and shifter? Looking at BB4's bike, it looks unusually low. I know with my ankle, the brake pedal has to be higher cause of the limited range of motion.

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8/4/2017 8:38 AM

I run both of mine even with the footpegs.

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8/4/2017 8:46 AM

The shifter is definitely on the low side. I don't know about the brake. Honestly never adjusted it.

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8/4/2017 9:04 AM

I run my brake low like Blake, keeps me from accidently stepping on it. Shifter sits about even.

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8/4/2017 9:26 AM

Rear brake even with the foot peg, shifter is one spline up from even due to my size 12 feet. I'd run the shifter even if I had a 450. Way less shifting than my 250 2 stroke.

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8/4/2017 11:11 AM

I run my brake low and my shifter at least one notch higher than Blake's. Maybe two.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

8/4/2017 11:26 AM

I run my shift low like blakes to prevent false neutrals. Plus its easier to go from a supersport to a dirtbike lol

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

8/4/2017 11:26 AM

The KTM is touchy with the shifter, I feel like when it's level with the foot peg there's a lot of pull up to get it to shift, but down a notch it low for me to hook my boot...

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8/4/2017 11:35 AM

RoflCopter726 wrote:

I run both of mine even with the footpegs.

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Ed Johnson

8/4/2017 4:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/4/2017 4:48 PM

The shifter a notch or 2 high so I don't have to ride with my toe out to keep from accidentally shifting it. I run the brake down as far as it will go so that in left hand turns when forward on the bike I am not accidentally applying brake with my toe pointed down. Both are a bit unorthodox, but BB's brake makes me feel better. I assume BB is running the shifter low also to avoid bumping it and allowing for good foot placement over jumps, but it seems reaching way down to hit a gear would be awkward. If only I could be so awkward.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

8/4/2017 6:47 PM

Even/level with the pegs

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8/4/2017 8:00 PM

I run both my brake and shifter up.I put my shifter up one notch, then heat it and lower it in between notches....It never seems like the shifter falls in the correct spot. I have always had my rear brake up a bit higher than average....Lot of people who ride my bike hate it haha.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

8/4/2017 8:49 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

The KTM is touchy with the shifter, I feel like when it's level with the foot peg there's a lot of pull up to get it to shift, but down a notch it low for me to hook my boot...

I agree I've been meaning to bend mine a little

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8/4/2017 10:19 PM

My brake is even with the peg and I have to run my lever one notch up from level. the Gaerne SG12 I have are the older version with the bulky two cap and I could not get it under the lever without it feeling awkward, now it's a little weird when I downshift coming into a corner because it sits above the peg. No big deal I am uswd to it now but if I could lower it just a scoatch it would be perfect!

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Never try to argue with idiots; they will only bring you down to their level.....and being more experienced, they will beat you at their own game!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250