How to - Tusk Aluminum Brake Pedal Video
How to - Tusk Aluminum Brake Pedal
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Today, we're going to be installing a Tusk Aluminum Brake Pedal.
The Tusk Aluminum Brake Pedal is a stock replacement motorcycle brake pedal engineered to meet the demands of motocross and off-road racing. It features an extremely tough forged aluminum arm with replaceable CNC machine toe tip in a variety of colors. The toe tip is spring-loaded and rotates to deflect objects and prevent damage from crashes and impacts. It also features stainless steel cleats for maximum traction in any condition. The brake pedal also includes an optional integrated adjustable link brake- saver cable and mounting bracket to help prevent damage when snagged by brush or rocks, making it great for all types of riding.
To install this thing, first thing we need to is remove the stock pivot bolt. Once we get that out of the way, you'll notice there's a washer that sits behind that. We're going to flip the brake pedal around and remove the cotter pin that's holding the clevis pin in. After we do that, we can pull that pin out, and then all that's left to do is remove the spring from the pedal.
Now we're going to clean up the area with little contact cleaner. Make sure all that old thread-locking agent and dirt gets out of there. We're also going to clean the pivot bolt and the washer. Some bikes use seals on the pivot bolt, this Honda being one of them. It's always a good idea to replace the seal if you can, but on this bike, these seals were so good, so we're going to clean them up and reuse them. We're going to install the seals onto the brake pedal, and then we can begin with installation.
The first thing we're going to do is attach the spring to the bottom part of it. We can flip the pedal over, then we're going to slide it up into the brake clevis, and we can install that pin. Once that pin's into place, we're going to flip the pedal back around. We can install a new cotter pin on the backend of that, and then bend each side around.
We're going to flip the pedal back around, and we're going to take our clean pivot bolt, put a little bit of grease on there. Our washer, we're going to stick that behind there, side our pivot bolt through the brake pedal, slide the washer on, and then we're going to begin threading that in to the hole. We can tighten that down.
Once that's tight, the next thing you want to do is check the right height of the brake pedal. As you can see, this one's sitting a little high, so to adjust that, we're just going to loosen the lock nut right above the brake clevis, and then we're going to want to turn the top nut while we're holding the rubber boot so that doesn't turn. We're going to raise the rear end of the brake pedal, which is therefore going to lower the frontend of it. Once you turn that a couple of times, we can check our level again. Looks like we're still sitting a little high, so we're going to adjust it one more time. With that wrench, just give it a couple of more turns. We should be sitting pretty good, so we'll check it one more time. That looks pretty good, so we can snag that bottom lock nut up.
Once that's snag, we just want to make sure everything's running smoothly, so we're going to press the brake pedal down a couple of times. Now we're ready to install the brake-saver cable.
To install this, we just need to find a mount that's forward, in front of the brake pedal. Usually, it's a motor mount that works best, but it could range from bike-to-bike. We're going to remove the nut and washer off this motor mount and install the mount bracket, and then we can reinstall the washer and thread the nut back on. You'll want to refer to your service manual for proper torque specs.
The next step is just to crimp the cable sleeve closest to the brake pedal. We're going to crimp that a few times, and then we're going to run the cable through the mount that we just barely on the motor mount, and back through the sleeve. Then we're going to push the brake pedal down a couple of times, make sure we have enough slack in the cable. Then we can crimp that front sleeve couple of times. Then we're going to cut the excess cable off. Once that's attached, we're ready to go ride.
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