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Really though. For somebody like myself who has big goofy feet, I can't keep my foot over the brake. I have been trying to learn wheelies and cover the rear brake but most of the time I end up going for the brake, my foot slips off the pedal or I miss it completely. Quite a few of us at work ride (dual sports and street bikes) and it seems like everyone's brake pedal is is much larger and sticks out more. Has anyone ever changed out the pedal for a larger one or made a larger end piece?

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I use my front brake 100% of the time. I had my bike 8 years before I noticed my back master cylinder was cracked and bone dry. 

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I use my front brake 100% of the time. I had my bike 8 years before I noticed my back master cylinder was cracked and bone dry. 

 

Yeah, that's not great advice...

 

OP,

 

Yes, its small, but I've personally never had problems braking because of it.  I know they make larger "tips" and I think one manufacturer or brand is called hammerhead.

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I use my front brake 100% of the time. I had my bike 8 years before I noticed my back master cylinder was cracked and bone dry. 

 

 

mmm, well, ok. you're missing out ! 

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I use my front brake 100% of the time. I had my bike 8 years before I noticed my back master cylinder was cracked and bone dry. 

how the hell does the front brake work out for you when your doing a wheelie  Flippie ?

 

 

see what I did there ?  LOL

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I use my front brake 100% of the time. I had my bike 8 years before I noticed my back master cylinder was cracked and bone dry.

wow!! How do you stop the wheelie with your front brake?! Im amazed gosh ahahahahahahahhash

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You can do this

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I have it in blue now

 

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You can do this

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I have it in blue now

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That's what I'm talking about! Where did you get that one? And does it still swivel in?

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Also I noticed you also added larger foot pegs. How do you like them? I also find the stock pegs (rubber removed) to be pretty small. Probably a worth while upgrade. Especially when I'm in dirt mode.

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To answer the original question, I believe that pedal is small to avoid ripping your Achilles tendon in half in case you get your foot in the wrong place. 

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Have you got a link to the Hammerhead Product ?

 

I can't post a link, but: www. h d m o t o .com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BTL

 

It says KTM, but I was sure I've seen pics on the forum with a similar tip mounted on their OE pedal.

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To answer the original question, I believe that pedal is small to avoid ripping your Achilles tendon in half in case you get your foot in the wrong place. 

If you're wearing a half decent pair of boots, road or off road, your achilles will never be at risk, except in the most extreme crash and then you will have a little more to worry about than just your achilles tendon.

It more to do with being a smaller target for rocks and sticks when off road reducing the chance of getting damaged and unoperational..

This is also the reason why the tip is spring loaded and why we fit brake snakes. 

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I use my front brake 100% of the time. I had my bike 8 years before I noticed my back master cylinder was cracked and bone dry.

Terrible advice. I'd highly recommend you take a advanced or experienced motorcycle safety course and break that bad habit. Sincerely, there are times to use both, and times to use rear only. It could save your life. You'd fail a licensing test for failure to use both brakes in any state I've ever lived.

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Well, that wasn't advice. I was just stating a fact.

 

I only used the front brake when I passed my test back in the 80s.

 

And since 90% of your weight is on the front tire during hard braking, I'm only missing out on 10% of the fun.

 

 

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