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    /5 Brake pedal switch?

    Happy Weekend.
    Quick question/topic.
    I'm installing new, aftermarket exhaust and the factory brake pedal hangs too low and is in the way. I noticed that mid to late '80s brake pedals don't hang as low.
    Has anyone tried swapping? Will the newer pedal mount on a /5?
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    New pedal:
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    New exhaust won't fit above pedal or mount like this:
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    I'm thinking of mounting exhaust like this R80 but need to raise the brake pedal.
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    hard tellin', not knowin'...

    Hey Barrett

    Just looking at the off-set between the two pedals (or lack of..) it doesn't look like the R80 pedal would get you much clearance, and being "outboard" of the frame (assuming that you would adapt it to fit on the existing brake pedal mounting tube) it would not exert a straight-line pull on the brake arm. And that doesn't address the difference in mounting hardware either.

    found a closer look at the R80 pedal mount

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    Last edited by Lmo1131; 03-23-2013 at 06:09 PM.
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