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Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Scrap » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:59 am

What's a good way to remove the rubber pad from the oval shaped bolt on brake pedal on my 57 FL? It seems to be bonded to the steel. (not the slip on style with the slot on the side). Is it easier to replace the pad and the metal backing plate? I see pads for sale, I have not seen the pedal. Didn't see one on the V-Twin or JP website.
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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by 58flh » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:06 pm

Scrap--replace pad! would be the best way to go. 8)

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Cotten » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:10 pm

Scrap!

Beware that the common Made-in-India reproductions are less than durable.

....Cotten

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:13 pm

Scrap,
They are made in one piece, the pad is non-removable.
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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Scrap » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:25 pm

RUBONE wrote:Scrap,
They are made in one piece, the pad is non-removable.
Robbie
Any idea where to get a decent one?

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Limey_Dave » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:55 am

These any good?

http://www.flatlandmotorcyclecompany.co ... dview.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Scrap » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:56 am

Limey_Dave wrote:These any good?

http://www.flatlandmotorcyclecompany.co ... dview.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks, guess I will have to put some time in grinding off the existing pad.

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by hplhd » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:01 pm

Limey_Dave wrote:These any good?

http://www.flatlandmotorcyclecompany.co ... dview.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
i have not used these pads but i've bought allot of parts from kurt when it was 45partsdepot. good guy and good to deal with.

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Limey_Dave » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:18 am

Scrap wrote:
Limey_Dave wrote:These any good?

http://www.flatlandmotorcyclecompany.co ... dview.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks, guess I will have to put some time in grinding off the existing pad.
Sorry,I don't understand what you have to grind.This is a 45 pedal,but I think the toe part should look the same on yours,with the slot in.


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The rubber pads are an accesory,that have studs on the back that go through the slot,and are fixed with a nut.
Image

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Scrap » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:31 am

Limey_Dave wrote:
Scrap wrote:
Limey_Dave wrote:These any good?

http://www.flatlandmotorcyclecompany.co ... dview.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks, guess I will have to put some time in grinding off the existing pad.
Sorry,I don't understand what you have to grind.This is a 45 pedal,but I think the toe part should look the same on yours,with the slot in.


Image

The rubber pads are an accesory,that have studs on the back that go through the slot,and are fixed with a nut.
Image

I see, I thought they were just the rubber pads, I see it's the complete pedal. They look fine, do they seem to be substantial?
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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Limey_Dave » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:43 am

I don't understand "complete pedal",look on the back/under side of the toe end of your pedal,if there's a nut,undo it,and the old pad should pull off.
I got my pads years ago from a Dutch supplier,but the ones I linked to should be ok.
They say "FMC Approved" which means Kurt didn't have them made,but he's happy with the quality.

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Huck » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:59 pm

I love that old crusty HD stuff, send your cast offs to me I'll run them! At least make sure they end up in a milk crate somewhere so I have a chance at it 8)

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by Cotten » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:10 pm

Folks,

The pads shown in the previous photos are of noticeably different construction than the flimsy productions I mentioned.

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by awander » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:49 pm

scrap, what you are calling the pedal is what Limey Dave is calling the pad-the metal thing with a bolt on one side,and a rubber surface on the other side.

What Limey Dave is calling the pedal is the big metal thing that pivots, which the above part bolts to.

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Re: Brake Pedal Pad

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:16 pm

Brake pedal pads used to be available from auto parts stores. I even used to buy Balkamp brand from NAPA. Same shape and mounting as H-D, sometimes with the same pattern , sometimes ribbed. To make the clutch rear pedal you just sawed off the end of the oval. H-D undoubtedly purchased them from a vendor, they did not make their own!
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