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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-27-2017, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a difference in quality or fit between softbrake and kuryakyn to make it worth the difference in price?
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Is there a difference in quality or fit between softbrake and kuryakyn to make it worth the difference in price?
My buddy has the soft brake. My kury is sitting right here on my table. I don't think so. But I've been known to be wrong. I just can't see paying twice the money. The kury has a grease fitting and is a lot heavier duty than I thought. But I shouldn't be too surprised. Everything I've ever bought from Kury was good quality.
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Is there a difference in quality or fit between softbrake and kuryakyn to make it worth the difference in price?
My buddy has the soft brake. My kury is sitting right here on my table. I don't think so. But I've been known to be wrong. I just can't see paying twice the money. The kury has a grease fitting and is a lot heavier duty than I thought. But I shouldn't be too surprised. Everything I've ever bought from Kury was good quality.
Good to know, I've been eyeballing the kury unit for a bit because it is cost effective and seems like it would do the job.
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I got my Kuryakin (sp?) today and put it on to night. Took about an hour. the directions do not mentioning taking the engine guards loose, but you have to do it to get the pedal on. A really heavy and well-made piece of kit. Also that pin that connects the pedal to the brake cylinder is a bitch to deal with. Should have flats or something to hold on and turn it with. Have two pair of pliers ready. That cotter pin will fall out and hide in the frame if you are not careful. Hope it works as well as it looks.
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I got my Kuryakin (sp?) today and put it on to night. Took about an hour. the directions do not mentioning taking the engine guards loose, but you have to do it to get the pedal on. A really heavy and well-made piece of kit. Also that pin that connects the pedal to the brake cylinder is a bitch to deal with. Should have flats or something to hold on and turn it with. Have two pair of pliers ready. That cotter pin will fall out and hide in the frame if you are not careful. Hope it works as well as it looks.
I just got my kuryakin extended brake pedal yesterday. As rfg7680 said, it is a nice piece. TY for the install details, probably do mine this weekend. There is a good youtube video of the install that references the crash bar and cotter pin issue.


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Thanks guys I think I'll be ordering the Kuryakyn
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Anybody running one of these (Soft or Kury) with lowers?

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The instructions for mine (Mod. 9670) indicated that it would fit a bike '14 and up, touring and trike withOUT lowers. They probably do make another model to fit with lowers. 866-277-9598...
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Anybody running one of these (Soft or Kury) with lowers?
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When removing the original brake pedal, remember that there is a small washer that goes between the back of the pedal and the cotter pin. I was wondering why there wasn't one when I took mine apart and found it today on the garage floor. Had to take the cotter pin out (which entails removing the foot board and supports) and put the washer on, then reinstall the cotter pin. I put a dab of grease on the washer to hold it in place also on the cotter pin to keep it from falling out of the hole until I got it spread.
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