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All,

I am currently in possession of my two '89 EX500s and both have the rear brake pedal snapped off. I know this is a shortcoming in the original design and am looking into replacement options.

In the short term, I will likely replace the pedal portion with a sleeved bolt but am looking for a better long-term option.

I have not had any luck with eBay searches, other than Gen2 pedals, but am under the assumption that this part changed with the move from rear drum to disk.

What have you guys done? Is there an aftermarket option?

Thanks!

Darren
 

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If I were you, I'd just pick up an OEM replacement either online or at the dealer.
 

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Art, is that the pedal from a Gen2 bike or did you weld a different pedal to the existing lever?
 

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My concern is that the Gen2 pedal is designed to actuate a master cylinder to a rear disk, while the Gen1 assembly pulls a brake rode to the drum rear. I'm thinking they are different enough to not be interchangeable, but I may be wrong.

Thanks!

Darren
 

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Yep, looks like he did the 17 conversion. I didn't notice that at first...was focusing on the pedal.

I'll probably take that leap at some point but just want to get it road worthy for the wife by spring.
 

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Mine is a pedal off a Gen 2 bike but I didn't use the 17 inch wheels I used 250 Ninja wheel, rotor caliper and bracket. Pretty easy and far less expensive than the 17s and a bunch lighter 4 pounds or more.
 

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Art1989 said:
Mine is a pedal off a Gen 2 bike but I didn't use the 17 inch wheels I used 250 Ninja wheel, rotor caliper and bracket. Pretty easy and far less expensive than the 17s and a bunch lighter 4 pounds or more.
hmm... interesting solution. If i didn't need 17" race rubber that'd be something i'd consider.
 

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I just welded mine back together and reinforced it with some extra steel. You should be able to have someone weld a pedal on for $20 or so.

OR... buy one of these
from JC Whitney for $5. Drill a hole and bolt it on.

Charles.
 
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