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brake pedal

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:11 pm

how long is a 1954 350 nh brake pedal from clevis pin to tip of foot pedal my pedal is 16" from clevis pin to tip of pedal it looks to close to the footrest

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Re: brake pedal

Postby Bruce Saunders » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:37 am

Be intrested to know, my 54 NH350 rear brake pedal
only sits about 2 inches forward of the foot peg. Never thought it should be that close.
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Re: brake pedal

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:17 pm

Just move the footrest to the rear and adjust the brakerod.

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Re: brake pedal

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:33 pm

thank you for your reply your brake pedal looks to be higher up than the footrest my pedal is touching the bottom of the footrest but the foot pedal sits lower than the footrest what rear brake arm did you use to fit a rod i would like to do away with my cable

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Re: brake pedal

Postby will_curry » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:08 pm

On my 1954 Ariel with the footrest vertical the further edge of the brake pedal is four and a half inches
from the centre of the footrest and somewhat below it. It's not that easy to photograph as the sidecar
gets in the way.

I'd stick with cable operation if I was you. The very earliest PRF frames had rod operation but were
quickly converted to cable. The HS has rod operation because there isn't a drive side pillion
footrest mount and hence nowhere for the cable stop. A decent cable should be completely
independent of suspension movement whereas there is often a bit of 'pedal' with a rod.
Ask anyone with an Anstey frame and rod operation.

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Re: brake pedal

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:12 pm

thank you for your reply i will measure it and i need to get the pedal higher my foot wont bend a lot after braking my leg and foot i will stick with the cable operation can you heat and bend pedal to re- shape it or will it snap ? i do not no what its made of

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Re: brake pedal

Postby will_curry » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:50 pm

I've never tried bending an Ariel brake pedal so I can't comment.

However it's a bit more complicated to keep the flat bit of the pedal - where your toes go -
flat. It needs a double bend. In the past I've drilled two small holes in the pedal and bolted
bits of thick rubber onto the pedal to build it up to the point where I could work the brake.
It was much easier to add or take bits off to get it right. Finally, when my foot worked
properly again I unbolted the rubber and apart from two small holes you couldn't tell
anything had been done.

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Re: brake pedal

Postby Bruce Saunders » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:36 am

My NH had the brake rod when I bought the bike
and it looks to have the cable mount also.
If I move the foot peg back to get the pedal further
foward. r/h foot peg doesn't match and if I bring it
back the gear lever is to far foward. Quess the
the lever is incorrect

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Re: brake pedal

Postby will_curry » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:23 pm

Finally got to measure the pedal this afternoon.

From the centre of the pivot to the extreme end of the pedal is 14"
From the centre of the pivot to the centre of the cable attachment is 4"
From the extreme end of the pedal to the centre of the cable attachment is 17"

These measurements were made with me upside-down over the petrol tank with
an elderly tape measure in poor light and with my head wedged against the sidecar
so treat them with a little caution.

They should be good enough though for you to see if your pedal is the right one or not.

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Re: brake pedal

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:36 pm

thanks will looks like my brake pedal is some how 1" inch shorter i will have try and get one that right lenth


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