How To Guide - Pulsar Handbrake Adjustment

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Post by mrrichmond1995 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:58 pm

So I have seen on here that many people are finding that the handbrake on the Pulsar comes up too high and gets in the way when engaged, I decided to take some pictures of how you adjust it and make a post so you guys and girls can do it too.

Step 1:
Empty your cupholders and lift up your center armrest like shown.
ImageIMG_20160610_140827_zps7fosqli3 by HRichmondPhotography, on Flickr

Step 2:
Place your fingers in the location shown and pull up, you will feel the panel come up as you pull.
ImageIMG_20160610_140831_zpsp6gxfeqj by HRichmondPhotography, on Flickr

Step 3:
Lift up and remove the cupholders over the handbrake and place to one side.
ImageIMG_20160610_140837_zpsmygzdqdg by HRichmondPhotography, on Flickr

Step 4: You should now see your handbrake assembly as shown here
ImageIMG_20160610_140843_zpswu3jzclk by HRichmondPhotography, on Flickr
What you are looking for is this 10mm bolt.

[ImageIMG_20160610_140849_zpssy2ug5ms by HRichmondPhotography, on Flickr

Step 5:
I found the best tool to adjust the handbrake was a 10mm ratchet spanner but if you dont have a ratchet one then a normal one will do just fine!
The way to adjust it is to have your foot on the footbrake and release the handbrake, this will allow you to place your tool of choice onto the nut and do it up, keep checking how far the handbrake can be pulled until you are happy!

Step 6:
Once you are happy with how your handbrake sits when engaged slide the cup holders back over the handbrake making sure to place the front of the cupholders in first, like shown and push down.
ImageIMG_20160610_140902_zpsulym0syo by HRichmondPhotography, on Flickr

Step 7:
Once you have pushed the cup holders down and into place it should look like this!
ImageIMG_20160610_140820_zpsbawbk2lc by HRichmondPhotography, on Flickr

Well done! You have successfully adjusted your handbrake and you only needed one tool!

I hope this has helped, let me know if you have any questions!
Last edited by mrrichmond1995 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:24 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by Alun1957 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:35 pm

I've just given that a try and the cupholder panel just won't budge however hard I pull it. I don't want to break anything so didn't overdo it, but is there a knack to it that you can give?
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Post by mrrichmond1995 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:37 pm

Alun1957 wrote:I've just given that a try and the cupholder panel just won't budge however hard I pull it. I don't want to break anything so didn't overdo it, but is there a knack to it that you can give?
The first time I did it you really do have to give it a hard yank, I also used my other hand in the cup holders to pull up on the drivers side as well.

Hope this helps
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Post by Alun1957 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:55 pm

Thanks, I'll give it another try, but I've had some unfortunate experiences in the past with plastic parts held in with tabs breaking off, so am naturally a bit wary!
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Post by Metalmickey » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:00 pm

How many notches have you set the handbrake level.

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Post by mrrichmond1995 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:19 pm

Alun1957 wrote:Thanks, I'll give it another try, but I've had some unfortunate experiences in the past with plastic parts held in with tabs breaking off, so am naturally a bit wary!
Let me know how you get on.
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Post by mrrichmond1995 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:20 pm

Metalmickey wrote:How many notches have you set the handbrake level.
Truth be told I dont know, I think it is about 5 clicks
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Post by gezt » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:00 pm

Good post this is, just done mine, holds fine on 6 notches.
Thanks for instructions.

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Post by mrrichmond1995 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:39 pm

gezt wrote:Good post this is, just done mine, holds fine on 6 notches.
Thanks for instructions.
No worries man
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Post by danielk » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:01 pm

Very good info once again

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