- March 30, 2014
When your motorcycle front brake is faulty, you could be in for big trouble. Brake problems are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in the United States. To prevent injury, you should adjust your brakes regularly to keep them in top condition. No, you need not bring your motorcycle to the mechanic just to have the brakes adjusted. You can easily make modifications to your brakes at home.
Step 1 – Check the Front Brakes Hand Levers
Before anything else, you need to make sure that you are comfortable with the size, shape, and position of your front brakes hand levers. To check the front brakes hand levers, sit on your motorcycle and grasp the handlebars; then, place your fingers over the brake lever. In this position, the hand brake lever should rest on the front knuckles of your fingers.
Step 2 – Locate the Span Adjustment Knob
If you are not comfortable with the position of your hand brake levers, adjust them to suit your needs. To do this, you’ll need to use the lever span adjustment knob.
Step 3 – Adjust the Knob
On the face of span adjustment knob you will see numbers indicating the span adjustment that can be performed. To turn the knob, push the brake lever forward slightly to lift the master cylinder of the front brakes from its place. Lifting the master cylinders will prevent the brake parts from grinding against each other.