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Hi all, it's been a bit frantic so it's been a while since last posting.

Just wanted to say that anyone dischuffed with the back brake really should try adjusting the pedal height as mentioned in some previous posts. Tweaking it up to the same height as the foot peg completely transforms the thing!

Suddenly it's gone from as much use as a choccy teapot to what it says on the tin. Never really believed the wife when she said 2 centimetres can make all the difference, but now I know it's true.

Cheers all for your fab advice, just had to tell anyone that hasn't tried it that the 10 minutes it take to do is worth a good 48 hrs effort. I think that makes sense..........
 

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Good to hears that a slight adjustment is working out for you! With how often we use the back brakes, a small adjustment can be the difference between a tired foot after a long day of riding and going home feeling fine.
 

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Hi all, it's been a bit frantic so it's been a while since last posting.

Just wanted to say that anyone dischuffed with the back brake really should try adjusting the pedal height as mentioned in some previous posts. Tweaking it up to the same height as the foot peg completely transforms the thing!

Suddenly it's gone from as much use as a choccy teapot to what it says on the tin. Never really believed the wife when she said 2 centimetres can make all the difference, but now I know it's true.

Cheers all for your fab advice, just had to tell anyone that hasn't tried it that the 10 minutes it take to do is worth a good 48 hrs effort. I think that makes sense..........
How much free play do I have to leave to back brake pedal? It is few cm:s too low now!

Uti
 

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Hi Uti

You only need enough free play for the rear brake light switch to operate just before the pedal begins to 'bite'. I'd adjust the pedal so it's as high as it can go (still not high enough in my opinion - the lever should have been designed with a bend so it ran over the top of the footpeg). You'll probably need to adjust the switch operation after raising the height of the pedal - you may find it stays on all the time otherwise. It's not difficult to do and is covered in the post elsewhere.
 

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Hi there, what Uti said is correct. You can adjust it as far as you can as long as the rear wheel doesn't start dragging on the brakes. I used a paddock stand on the back to check. There's also a bit of adjustment you can use at the bottom of the push rod where the lever bolts on to it. Just don't go right to the end of the bolt. Adjusting the the brake switch is a fiddle but you can just about get the tips of your fingers in to turn the nut. Hope it helps and I'm not teaching you to suck eggs.
 

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Hey Chilly, so its possible to adjust when brake light comes on? Could you send pic or description of what to do? Cheers
 

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Hi dude. I'll try to get these images uploaded. In the pics you'll see the brake switch rubber cap. Lift this off a ways and it'll reveal the threaded switch adjuster with a nut holding it in place. On mine this is the nut you adjust to change the timing of the brake light illumination. Can't remember which way to turn the nut bit it'll soon become obvious. It's a bit of a pest to get your fingers in to turn it but I managed to use both forefingers to reach. It's better than dismantling bits off. Obviously you will also need to check that the brakes aren't binding before the light comes come on. You're clearly not daft so read that last line as insurance. By the way, you only need to turn the one nut, there aren't any locknuts or anything and it isn't tight, there is a spring that pulls the switch down into its location. Hope I've made some kind of sense. All the best.

Cant load the pics on my iPad. I'll post this then go upstairs and load the pics there.
 

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Thank's CH, now I can adjust my brake light working a little bit earlier. I did'nt get the pedal high enough, but it is certainly better than before! And on next tuesday first service + recall.
Uti
 

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Brake light adjustment is easy to do when you remove swing arm pivot cover from right hand side.

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Hello Guys. Really wanted to raise the brake pedal. Did it on the gear selector side or I couldn't fit my boot. Want to be able to apply to drag the rear brake or touch without pointing my toe down low.

So I read these posts and thought I'd be able to do this super easy. Raising the pedal....easy. Getting at that switch with the rubber cap to turn the nut. IDK, not sure which nut (the plastic one right above the spring? hidden underneath the rubber cap? if so, I cannot get the rubber cap lifted to get at anything under it.).

So I tried and tried to turn the plastic nut or what I felt was maybe the nut under the cap. Finger tips hurt, nothing turned. Tried so many times, fingers hurt a day later. So then I took off the pivot cover thinking I could get at the brake light switch easy (nope, 'cause of the foot assembly still bolted in), and both Allen bolts from the pivot cover were sandwiching three layers? But the user manual only shows the top Allen bolt going through all 3 layers to hold the master cylinder in (last layer)? The bottom bolt of the pivot cover, in the service manual, doesn't show lines going into the other parts. It made me nervous because I didn't see the thin pivot piece (bottom hole) aligned before I took it apart. I am assuming the bottom bolt must go through the pivot cover, foot assembly, thin pivot piece, and master cylinder, same as the top? I hope so, 'cause that is how I put it all back together. I lowered the brake pedal because the light comes on too late. Bummer.

So I have two questions, how can I adjust that brake light nut? Which nut is it? and can someone confirm that the bottom Allen bolt of the pivot cover does go through all the same parts as the top Allen bolt?

Thank you so much. I didn't want this to be my first post. Anyway, I'd appreciate any help. I watched FZ07 rear set videos, old service manuals, new ones, trying to get these two answers.
 

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Hi, thanks for writing me back. I am trying to determine if I was right putting the bottom Allen bolt of the pivot cover through all the layers the top Allen bolt goes through.

Please see my photo. I put a green arrow through where I sent the bolt through, even though was not in the service manual.
 

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I think you've got it back together OK, Dan. From memory, I took off the heel guard and pivot cover, then gripped the top of the brake light switch while turning the adjuster nut just below it. It involved a bit of trial and error to get it right. If you've adjust the brake lever, you'll almost certainly need to adjust the switch operation as well. You don't need to remove the footpeg support in order to access the brake light switch. Have a look at this link from the MT07 forum....

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1161614/Yamaha-Mt07.html?page=70
 

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Thanks TigerJohn. Yes, I think I got the heel plate and pivot cover mixed up. Okay, I think I know what to do. Thank you very much for the reply.
 
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