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I have a 1987 VT700c. I apart the rear brake at the center of the bike right above the centering stand. Now when I try to put it back on my rear brake pedal when pressed stays there and it will not go back to its postion.. I was wondering if someone who had the same year could look at their bike and tell me what the hell I did wrong. I had to take this apart so I could mount my new MAC exhaust. I think I have done something wrong with the big black spring I have not done anything else to the rear brake just messed with that section only. I have 2 pictures that would show everything, but I'm not sure how to post them.
 

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In your top picture, the spring should be on the LEFT side of the lever arm, not the right like it's shown. That spring is what returns the brake pedal. Probably have to take the lever arm off to get the spring on the left side. It's a fairly strong spring, might be tough to get it right. Might want to loosen the brake adjusting nut on the rear brake rod at the rear wheel, this will give a little more slack at that lever arm. When putting the lever arm back on, make sure you line up the two dimples, one on the shaft, one on the lever arm. I can see them in your top picture. When done, remember to re-adjust the rod at the rear wheel that you loosen.

In the future, to remove the brake pedal/right foot rest, take the clevis pin off the lever arm. There's a cotter pin on the rear, a little tough to get at, but easier than the problem you have now.

Good Luck,
Gumpy
 

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Well thx for the info. I tried that spring everway earthly possible. So I started doing some investigation and found out that the spring is suppose to have to bends to it. Mine now only has 1, the other has broke off. So I ordered a new one. Thx for all the help. TOPIC CLOSED.
 
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