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I know I keep bugging with lots of questions sorry guys but you have been very helpful. So here I go again. When I was removing stuff from the bike I forgot to make a note of how the brake pedal tail light assembly went. I put it like so



But I am not sure if this is how it originally was. Also the pedal does not seem to spring back to the original positions when it is pressed, is there a way to adjust it or is the pictured assembly the one that makes it spring back in position when correctly installed?
 

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I also was thinking about the spring I forgot to put mine back on i tookmy brake pedal off when doing exhaust to shine it up.

Roooben you may have to also reach under the bike and pull the rear rod foreward to take up some slack before putting the pedal back on and just be shure your spline lines up with the grooves in the pedal..
 

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The small spring on the brake light switch is only there to prevent overextension from damaging the switch, it does not serve as the pedal return spring. The pedal return spring is much heavier than this and in size is much more like the centre stand spring visible in your photo.



Have a look up under your bike, if you can't remember removing it and it's not on the floor it may be hanging under your bike.
 

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Guessing from the fiche stitch posted, I'd say the return spring is #7, but where it connects to I don't know.
 

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It is number 7 and it is located on the left hand side of the shaft where it locks into the frame by that bent section.

Little buffalo's suggestion to put some pressure on the spring before installing the pedal is a very good one. I usually manage to do it alone by sticking a small crowbar in there to hold it back while I put the pedal on the other side. Because my pedal also actuates the sidecar brake, I need all the pull back I can get.

To get maximum spring return and braking, you should also make sure that the final brake lever is slighty rear of perpendicular to the pull bar #5. If the rear pads are worn, this may mean relocating the lever on the brake camshaft. There is a wear indicator (protruding arrow on the camshaft) that shows if you still have enough wear left to allow for this relocation.
 

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once you lie down,get your head under the lefthand side of the bike,the pedal return springs[number 7] orientation,will be obvious
 

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Is it just me or did Honda complicate the rear brake assembly when comparing the GL to the CX. Looking at that fiche, seems like there's a lot more to it than on mine.
 

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Ok I will get under and take a look tomorrow in the daylight. I did see the spring and did not touch it it's on the left side I only removed the brake pedal went no further but am now having trouble putting it on, I will apply tension on it tomorrow as suggested. Seems I am plagued with brake issues right now because my front brake reservoir container just broke
I didn't even get to feel how the SS brake line felt with it, time for a replacement I guess.
 

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Roooben-

Yep, I feel your pain. when I bought the CX, it had the RH mirror stud snapped off in the M/Cyl casting. Then, working on the brakes, I snapped two of the four cover screws. rather than mess with trying to drill, E-Z out & retap (or helicoil) 3 of 5 screws on a possibly marginal M/cyl, I got a brandy new one from usa-motorcycles on an ebay auction for $57.00... no skinned knuckles or cussing required.
 
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