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Foot brake pressure needed to start

Postby miranda » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:52 am

Am about to remove small plastic cap on left side of tunnel, near left ankle

To decrease brake downward pressure needed to start engine, which way do I turn that dial?

Thanks. '01 Helix is new to me and takes lots of pressure to start engine.

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Re: Foot brake pressure needed to start

Postby GrahamH » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:20 pm

If you type.... 'Rear Brake Depress to make starter activate' into the search you will find directions on how to adjust it...……….GrahamH
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Re: Foot brake pressure needed to start

Postby zozman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:32 pm

[quote="miranda"...To decrease brake downward pressure needed to start engine, which way do I turn that dial?...Jerry[/quote]

A: If you are on the left foot side of the bike and have removed the inspection cap, with a flashlight, you will be able to see a serated round cap. With a screwdriver pushing the top of the cap clockwise toward the foot brake pedal will allow the starter to engage earlier in the brake pedal travel. Pushing the bottom of the cap turns it counter clockwise to put more lead time into the start allowing more foot brake travel.

Caution: This is a starter limit switch/brake light switch all in one and there IS a limit. Turn the cap too much and you get a brake light that is always on. Too little and the brake hits the floor with no start. See manual 3-12.

Here's a tip: With the ignition on but the scooter not running, turn the limiter cap clockwise a little at a time until the rear brake light stays on then back it off counterclockwise until the brake light is always off. Test brake start that the scoot starts and the brake light is off when idling. That's about as good as it gets.

Let the brake start interrupt defeat posts begin.

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Re: Foot brake pressure needed to start

Postby miranda » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:57 pm

Thanks zozman. Good info
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