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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2020, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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hi all,

i am a new guy here. just bought a 2017 spyder F3-T SE6 with low mileage.

regarding the various brake linkage lengths for the spyders, compatible with the UFIT system: does anyone know of an adjustable length linkage out there? it seems these come in the middle position with $30 linkages for +1 and +2 positions. i am sort of in between the +1 and +2. an adjustable linkage gives me the ability to tune in the best length (and actually brake pedal position too) for my height...

sorry i didnt introduce myself before i posted. i'm jim, a 50+ year motorcycle rider, who currently has the 2017 spyder and a 2018 kawasaki versys 1000LT. i recently retired from the cleveland clinic and am also a long time pilot. i live in mentor, ohio, about 25 miles northeast of cleveland... hi all!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2020, 02:44 PM
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I think that keeping a sufficient "throw" on the pedal is the most important consideration.
If you drop the pedal height too much, your max. braking performance might be reduced.

I suggest that you choose the "standard" linkage that puts the pedal height to what you thing is just a LITTLE too high......and understand that it won't take you very long and much riding for it to start feeling "normal".
Honestly it will......for almost everybody.

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on these models, it is not the height i am most concerned about. its the distance from my body. thats what the various factory brake linkages control. i'm sure all their different length linkages keep the pedal at the exact same angle.

i should add that because i cannot try different length linkages (+1 or +2), i cant be sure which will work best. i just know the standard length linkage doesnt work well for me...

back to my original question: does anyone know of an adjustable brake linkage for these spyder RTs ?

thanks!

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If that is true, it is NOT a "linkage" in the classic sense.
For that to be true, it would have to be different length brake pedal arms.
That is somewhat different than an actual linkage.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2020, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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they actually call it a linkage on the can-am site and aftermarket sites...

"Can-Am New OEM Spyder F3 SE6, Brake Linkage -1 position 2, 219400563"

can-am advertises this pedal position and corresponding brake linkage and their 'UFIT' system. the rails these mount to have 6 holes on them to move the pedal assemblies (which includes the brake linkage on the right side) to. it is standard on most of the newer models....

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1 correction; a typo. i meant to say these have 5 holes, not 6.... sorry.
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