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The instructions are a little unclear to me. They're posted on this link. The photos help, but I wonder if someone else can reinforce what I think needs be done.
Rick's "FOOTPEG AND CONTROL" Lowering Kit

I've posted a photo of my situation here.

I guess the bracket that I point to with yellow arrow needs to come off. That must be the "yolk" he refers to? He doesn't explicitly say to remove that in the step by step written directions. And I'm not sure the best way to do it, what to wrench off first.

Also, there is a nut on the set screw included (that is not a lock-nut, what he calls a "jam-nut" (I'm assuming that's a lock-nut, a nut with a nylon insert.)) In the directions, he only mentions jam-nuts, so I'm not sure what role this has to play.

If any body knows of other directions or better yet a video how to on this, I'd love to hear about it! Thanks!
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Here is another link with a very good write-up.

Rick's "FOOTPEG AND CONTROL" Lowering Kit

The jam nut is screwed tightened down on top of another one so it locks it in place. If you look at the third picture in the link I sent you, you will see a standard nut that is tightened down on top of the adjuster. You have to loosen the standard nut, so you will be able to turn the adjuster.
 

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Its been a while since I did mine, but below is a pic that I hope explains it for you. (apologies for poor quality)



Yes, the yoke is the folded bracket thru which the clevis pin goes to connect the brake lever to the push rod.

I know Rick's kit came with the push rod extension nut (long hexagonal piece in the pics), but I can't recall if there are other bits for the brake side as well. Clearly there must be another threaded piece either in the top of the yoke or that is screwed into the bottom of the extension nut.

I recall having to spin the yoke itself (with locknuts loose of course) to adjust it vertically.

I also remember having to fiddle around with it for a while to get it just right but have been VERY happy with this mod, such a small change, such a HUGE increase in comfort, even for a shorty like meself.

While you have it apart, get the grease pot out and lube all linkages, clevis pins and pivots for both brake and gear lever (esp. the gear change lever pivot shaft).

Let us know how you get on.

cheers..Tony
 

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Done!

Herdygerdy and eaglefrq, your advice is much appreciated and helpful. Rick also provided friendly advice and modified the directions on his web posting (listed in this thread earlier) to include the step of removing the yoke. Holding the nut above the yoke with a wrench and then removing the yoke itself with another wrench. I found the yoke soft and mushy, and it bent closed in the process of removing it, but it pried open easily with a screwdriver - so no big deal.

He also courteously pointed out that my assumption a jam-nut was a lock-nut was wrong. It is actually a nut used to "jam" against another nut (or the equivalent) keeping the jammed object from moving around on the screw.

Anyway all is well, the mod is happy, Rick is great, and this forum is utterly awesome, friendly and smart!
 
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