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Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« on: March 26, 2016, 07:57:44 PM »
I like that CF Moto uses an automotive style gas pedal instead of those half round solid metal pedals like the others use. But, I don't like how the pedal sticks out nearly horizontal instead of nearly vertical like a car. It caused me to have to hold my foot up too much and put my knee in a bad position where it would start to hurt in just a few minutes. I first covered the recess in the floor with plastic from an old bed liner to raise my foot up higher. That helped, but did not cure the problem. It also raised my knee higher and caused it to hit the gear shifter.

I decided I'd had enough of that. I took the plastic part of the pedal of and cut the metal part shorter so the plastic part could turn up more vertical, then I bent the spring back more to hold the pedal up more. Then I found it is more comfortable without the recess covered.


In these pics you can still see the plastic over the recess, that I later removed. You can also see the bolt I stuck in the spring on the back of the pedal to make it tighter.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 08:00:10 PM by Spaceman78 »
2015 ZForce 800EX EPS
Two Bros. slip-on
Snorkels
Half windshield
30" Monster mayhems on STI HD2s
2" lift
Secondary clocked to C4
1mm Primary Shim 3.25:1 Lowest Ratio
More to come

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 08:07:07 PM »
Good idea. I too am having an issue with mine but for me it's the weak spring forcing me to hold my foot up all the time. Thinking a stouter spring would be what I need but was unsure how I was going to make it that way. Can you snap a few more pics on your bolt-idea? :)  I also like the cover and re-angling idea. That should make it more stable of tough trails.
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
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Re: Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 08:17:15 PM »
I could take more pics. Basically, all I did was pry the spring away from the pedal and slide a bolt in between. I'm thinking of rebending the spring where it hooks around the back of the pedal and removing the bolt, so it looks better.
2015 ZForce 800EX EPS
Two Bros. slip-on
Snorkels
Half windshield
30" Monster mayhems on STI HD2s
2" lift
Secondary clocked to C4
1mm Primary Shim 3.25:1 Lowest Ratio
More to come

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 08:28:19 PM »
I could take more pics. Basically, all I did was pry the spring away from the pedal and slide a bolt in between. I'm thinking of rebending the spring where it hooks around the back of the pedal and removing the bolt, so it looks better.

Gotcha..Thanks.
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Jason

Re: Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2016, 06:29:13 PM »
I had the same problem when I still had mine.  It was about like shin-splints after riding all day.
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Offline mayor hal

Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 07:55:40 PM »
You dang guys are just way to handy....not like me, dumb as a bag of hammers! 😊👍
2015 CF Moto 800 ZForce 53"
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Re: Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 06:37:39 PM »
It's not that hard. All you need is a grinder with a cut off wheel. You might try a Dremel, but you'd probably need a few of those little cut off disks.
2015 ZForce 800EX EPS
Two Bros. slip-on
Snorkels
Half windshield
30" Monster mayhems on STI HD2s
2" lift
Secondary clocked to C4
1mm Primary Shim 3.25:1 Lowest Ratio
More to come

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 01:11:54 PM »
I just did this mod and used a 4" grinder. Much better. I was also able to take the arm return spring off and un-wound it about 15 degrees and re install it. Now it takes slightly more then the weight of my foot to depress the throttle. Much Much better! No more leg/foot fatigue from holding my foot up all the time.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 06:15:26 PM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 53/Trail EPS-
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

Re: Uncomfortable gas pedal fix: ZForce 800
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2016, 09:26:16 PM »
Sounds good.
2015 ZForce 800EX EPS
Two Bros. slip-on
Snorkels
Half windshield
30" Monster mayhems on STI HD2s
2" lift
Secondary clocked to C4
1mm Primary Shim 3.25:1 Lowest Ratio
More to come