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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2020, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Quick question on front Brake lever positions 1-5

Hello, I apologize for being so needy everyone. Loosing my mind trying to get all this done before we take off for Sturgis in 2 days.

My question is: Does the stock lever adjustments on both front brake and clutch only turn one way? I can turn them freeely one way but for the life of me can't go the opposite way. And w/ my OCD mind I cannot comprehend how if I continually turn in one direction it isn't tightening every rotation?? So the 5 will actually be 10 if that makes sense??? Or beter yet, go past 5 to the number 1 setting and that should be 6 instead of 1......help my fractured mind please!!!
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It simply rotates, and you're turning a cam that moves the lever closer to the bar or further away. Period, that's it. It doesn't tighten or loosen anything. Breathe, repeat.
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That's what I thought but couldn't get my head around it. New front tire mounted/balanced and I put it on today and the pads drag. Granted I was rushing and running out of light...I know what I need to do. Thought a quick fix was the actual lever but freaked when I could not go the other way. Thanks blassoff!!

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To get it to go the other way, push the lever away from the bar a little bit, the turn the adjuster.
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To get it to go the other way, push the lever away from the bar a little bit, the turn the adjuster.
So your saying I can back the adjustment knob if I am somewhere in the middle of full forward from the bars and resting? If that's the case something is wrong w/ my knob. It only moves one way and only when I have the lever extended away from the bar, towards the front tire from a resting position.

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Then I'd say you need to spray some solvent in there to clean it and some lube afterwards.
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Hello, I apologize for being so needy everyone. Loosing my mind trying to get all this done And w/ my OCD mind I cannot comprehend
You need to be very very careful. Slow down. Take a breath. Or you will end up inducing failure instead of fixing it.

I have seen countless times where an owner has caused catastrophic problems in attempting to do service work prior to a big trip or vacation.

You are setting yourself up fr disaster.
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True, that. I never do any work on my bike immediately before a long trip. OTOH, I'm not sure I would count adjusting the control levers as "work".

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