Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools

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Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools
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Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools

Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools

Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools

Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools

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Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools
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The footrest # 22 is still hinged on the brake lever # 20. For the tool-free adjustment system, Triumph has developed a swiveling bearing pin # 32, which can be rotated in height using the spring groove # 26.

Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools
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If the lever is centrally located on the bolt, a height adjustment of at least 50 percent of the overall height of the lever is possible. Eccentrically mounted accordingly more or less.

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The pivoting bearing pin of the foot lever seems to be independent of the screw bolt of the lever, which makes replacement easier, as other foot levers could probably also be mounted in this way.

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Using the example of foot brake lever # 10, the start and end positions # 14 and 14a can be clearly seen, the turning path seems to be in the direction of travel.

Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools

Triumph adjusts footpegs
Triumph with tool-free pedal adjustment

According to a patent application, Triumph developed a system for the tool-free adjustment of foot levers to adjust the ergonomics of the seat. The expansion into a combination system consisting of the adjustment of the actual footrest and the foot lever is conceivable.


Jens Kratschmar

01/08/2021

The patents of triumph address above all the point that the previous systems for adjusting the foot levers can only be done with a tool or even only in the workshop. But especially when driving off-road – and this is what the system seems to be primarily developed for – simpler adjustment of the ergonomics to the application or the boots being worn make sense.

Pivoting foot levers should help

Triumph’s patent is concerned with adjusting the foot levers, in this case the brake lever, by means of a swiveling catch, completely without tools. The pivotable bearing pin of the brake lever detent can be adjusted in height in two positions, which is possible by means of a spring on the rear in which the pin is rotatably mounted. In the registration, Triumph does not exclude the use of the system for the side of the footshift lever. Should the system come up like this, a noticeable gain in comfort on the Triumph is conceivable. And in fact, this patent went into series production on the new Triumph Tiger 900 Rally.

Use on the footrests themselves is conceivable

The adjustment of the foot levers, especially in terms of height, is implemented in most cases by adjusting the length of the threaded rod or changing the lever height directly on the brake pump. Tools are required in both cases. Both are neither nice nor desirable in off-road operation, if only because of the dirt and dust, which then has the way to the mechanics. If you continue to spin the approach with the pivoting bearing bolt, you also open up a number of options for the footpegs themselves. Due to the larger structure of the notch support compared to the foot lever, even more than two height positions would be conceivable here. Pushed to the extreme, there are six possible positions in which the notch can be adjusted. In combination with the rotatable foot lever, a Triumph Tiger can be adapted very well to the feet.


Triumph patent: foot levers that can be adjusted without tools


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The pivoting bearing pin of the foot lever seems to be independent of the screw bolt of the lever, which makes replacement easier, as other foot levers could probably also be mounted in this way.

Conclusion

It might not look like much, but the approach and mechanical simplicity of the Triumph patent sound like a lot of brainpower. And with a view to the booming accessory market for adjustable footrests and levers, this technology should – when it comes – meet with many friends – except for the accessory manufacturers.

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