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rear brake and shifter position needs adjusting

06 K12GT just acquired has driver peg lowering brackets and both the brake pedal and shifter is too high for me.
Looked at the brake pedal and I can't see a way to relocate - am I missing something?
Also how to set the shift lever to my liking?
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06 K12GT just acquired has driver peg lowering brackets and both the brake pedal and shifter is too high for me.
Looked at the brake pedal and I can't see a way to relocate - am I missing something?
Also how to set the shift lever to my liking?
Thanks
Tom in 60193
The shift pedal is easy to adjust. If you look carefully at the shift lever, you will see that it is attached to a connecting rod. The connecting rod has two 10 mm lock nuts and a hex-shaped turnbuckle. The turnbuckle is between the two lock nuts. Use an open end 10 mm wrench or a small adjustable crescent wrench to loosen the two lock nuts. (Remember that one of the lock nuts rotates "backwards" compared with the other.) Rotate the turnbuckle with your fingers and watch the shift lever tip move up and down as the shifter rod gets shorter and longer. Find the desired location and tighten the lock nuts. You may have to repeat the adjustment until you find the "perfect spot" for the shift lever. I keep a 10 mm wrench in my glove box, so it is convenient for shift lever adjustments on long trips.

Unfortunately, the brake lever doesn't adjust. There is nothing to do but tip your ankle higher, or lift your entire foot using the "stomp technique". An alternative is to buy a brake lever extender. It won't make the brake pedal lower, which is what you really want, but the larger surface area helps some people. Because they slip on, they actually raise the pedal slightly. Pirate's Lair sells the Hornig version:

Verholen BMW K1300GT & 2006-08 K1200GT Peg Lowering Kits from Pirates' Lair at 828.628.7093 EST
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