Yamaha Ténéré 700 Camel ADV The Fix Rear Brake Pedal Review

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Excessive rear brake pedal travel on the Ténéré 700 is universally recognized as a problem. I wondered if it was broken the first time I pressed it when I picked up the Ultimate motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 project bike. Most owners complain that they either have to bend their right ankle into an extreme position or hook their boot excessively on the edge of the footpeg to get maximum rear braking. Yet even maximum rear braking feels soft and vague. Camel ADV products spent over a year creating a $149 pedal replacement kit that cuts the travel in half while adding definition and feel to the rear brake.I had an additional rear brake problem on the Ultimate motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 project bike. For some unknown reason I lost the entire rear brake. I rode with my right boot on my highway stake for an hour, only to find that the rear brake was lost from overheating. Camel ADV, having a large pool of satisfied customers as resources, has determined that certain Ténéré 700 rear brake pedals do not fully retract after activation. The pads stay in contact with the rotor, causing excessive wear and sometimes overheating. Camel ADV’s The Fix brake assembly has a factory greased brass bush pivot and a stronger return spring. The new powder coated pedal won’t put pressure on the stirrup unless your foot directs it.The Fix Kit comes complete, with attention to detail. The thicker pedal is designed to have less flex and a straighter outline than the OEM pedal. The extra pedal length behind the pivot point creates the mechanical advantage that reduces pedal travel and increases braking feel. This is evident when you compare the OEM clevis to operate the master cylinder push rod and the Fix’s offset clevis. Every Camel ADV accessory I have installed on the Ultimate motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 Project Bike was a simple and straightforward project – no magic mechanic hands needed. Camel ADV owner Cory Hanson creates easy-to-follow instructional videos. I usually have the video running on my mobile and pause it as needed during installation. There are no mystery parts and Hanson zooms in to show us the small parts.In the case of The Fix for the Yamaha Ténéré 700, I simply removed the prescribed bolts using a borrowed impact driver, attached the new brake assembly to its plate, and reassembled it using with a threadlocker. In my brake pedal installation, the rear brake light activation switch, which is the last step, did not require adjustment after aligning the new pedal with the Ténéré’s spare footpeg . travel with your hand, even before you sit on your bike. When you step on the pedal with your hand, you’ll notice the sharp teeth on the tip of the replaceable steel brake lever. However, the tip of the Fix lacks the spring-loaded tip feature of the original lever – however, that is in progress. Camel ADV decided to install The Fix on Ténéré 700 owners bikes as soon as possible and then work on them as time permits. The steel tip will smash together to absorb the impact, so you can always get out into the wilderness with access to the rear brake.I’m lucky to have a gravel and grass side street near my house that’s great for brake testing. I just had a brand new OEM brake rotor, caliper, pads and fluid installed before upgrading to the Camel ADV brake pedal replacement kit, so I started the factory fresh. In the street, I accelerated then pressed the brake pedal to come to a complete stop. What struck me the most was how it felt like it should feel when you step on the rear brake pedal on a modern motorcycle. There is little pedal travel and a gradual application of braking. The rear stopping power of the Ténéré 700 is still nothing out of the ordinary, but it works as it should.I came onto a gravel road and pulled over to turn off the ABS. I accelerated to 30 mph, then pressed the pedal to slow down, and I slowed down. The braking was proportional to my pressure. I pushed harder to lock the back button and knew by pedal feel that the skid was happening. I accelerated again on the grass and did the same tests with the same results. The fix is ​​in place. Now you can hit the rear brake and know what to expect. That’s what it’s about.Camel ADV calls this product The Fix, and it really is. Just knowing there is a greased brass socket and a heavier spring gives me peace of mind. Pressing the brake pedal to a stop with no braking action is destabilizing, even though I use the front brake for almost all of my slowings and stops. The time and energy it took to figure out the right amount of pedal leverage to improve braking feel and shifting deserves a true tribute to the man—thanks to Cory.

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