Would like to know how to stop the bike ??
This is my third day of owning a new 2019 CB300R. I didnít test ride before purchase. Although Iím very happy with my decision. I would have bought it anyway, even with my below complaint. Given my advancing age and need for a lightweight easy to maneuver bike having nice features, appearance and value. This is a fantastic bike.
HOWEVER: Iíve never experienced a bike with such short-protruding shift and brake pedals. When I first rode out of the dealership with my riding boots on, I couldnít find the shifter because the end of it is so close to the case. But as time progresses Iím getting a little better with the shifter as I learn to keep more a pigeon-toed stance on the footrest.
BUT, Iím continuing to have real trouble with the short protruding length of the rear brake pedal. When I had to make a quick braking decision yesterday, my right foot missed the rear brake pedal entirely. That and the fact that ABS comes standard in Canada, and you have to stand doubly hard on it to get decent braking force, and the fact that downshifting gives you about zero braking force on this bike: I need to be able to hit that rear brake pedal without having to think very long about how to do it.
Has anyone encountered this problem/issue? What modifications can be made, or what rearsets can be retrofitted for the OEM ones, in order to get sufficiently protruding pedals (ala Triumph, Yamaha). ? Iím tempted to just bend the brake pedal outwards but donít want to bust anythingÖ
All comments appreciated.
1967 Yamaha YR-1, 1977 Yamaha 650, 2014 Triumph Bonneville