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Forte™ – Adjusting the pedals

Caution: Avoid eye contact with the lubrication grease and wash hands thoroughly after adjustment.

It is essential to make sure you have the correct pedal angle in any racing style. Setting this correctly will ensure maximum braking efficiency, allow you to use muscle memory to your advantage, and make you go even faster around the track!

The pedals are set up in their default configuration (out of the box) to give you maximum immersion. In other words, they are set up to be focused on realism – like what you would find in a real race car. The brake is at 90° to the base, and the throttle tilted a few degrees forward. This allows for the most efficient braking and will allow you to train your muscle memory to perfection while also maximizing your trail braking potential. The throttle and clutch pedals are further forward to ensure that you will hit the brake pedal as the first thing in an emergency on track.

The above setup is how it works in a real race car. We recommend you drive for several hours first and try to adapt. In a real race car, where you often have different drivers in the car (as well as in many endurance sim races), the pedals are adjusted like the above, and there is no opportunity to change that specifically to any driver. It is just physics that you will have the most efficient braking when the brake pedal is at a 90-degree angle.Avoid eye contact with the lubrication grease and wash hands thoroughly after adjustment.
Pedal Face Plate Adjustments
Attention: Do not use a power drill, as this may damage the screws.
Forte™ pedal face plates can be adjusted along the X and Y-axis. It will allow the pedals to accommodate a variety of different shoe sizes and increase performance and comfort for anyone using the pedals.
To adjust the position, follow these easy steps:
1. Remove the two screws with an allen key from the pedal face plates

2. Align the pedal arms’ holes with the pedal face plates’ desired holes.

Attention: Only use the holes marked green for mounting.

3. Insert and fasten the two screws with an allen key. Note: The screws can bite hard, so be careful not to overtighten or have the tool slip. Recommended torque: 2 nm

Adjusting the Brake Pedal Angle

1. To adjust the brake pedal angle, you will have to remove the clevis attaching the M.L.C.P.C.™ brake cylinder push rod to the pedal arm and swing the cylinder out of the way of the brake pedal. To achieve this, you must first unlock the thumbnut on the rod.

Caution: Please be aware that edges on the rod clevis can be sharp

 

2. Remove the clevis lock pin

3. Swing the cylinder out of the way

Attention: Please note that on a flat surface, you will have to unmount the pedals, to achieve this.

4. When the cylinder is out of the way, you can adjust the pedal stops by loosening the locking thumbnut.

 

5. Push the pedal slightly forward, and rotate the thumbscrew

6. Once you have achieved your desired position, tighten the locking thumbnut.

7. Adjust the pushrod length by turning the clevis until it approximately matches up with the hole in the pedal arm. Re-insert the clevis lock pin.

Because of the built-in spring in the pushrod, there will be a small preload requiring you to most likely having to pull back the clevis a bit while inserting the lock pin. This is normal.

Throttle Pedal Angle Adjustment

1. You can adjust the pedal stop on the throttle by loosening the locking thumbnut

2. Push the pedal slightly forward and rotate the thumbscrew (Clockwise to move the pedal forwards, Counter-Clockwise to move the pedal backwards).

3. Once you have achieved your desired position, tighten the locking thumbnut

4. Recalibrate your pedals in the RaceHub™.

Throttle Pedal Angle Adjustment

1. You can adjust the pedal stop on the throttle by loosening the locking thumbnut

2. Push the pedal slightly forward and rotate the thumbscrew (Clockwise to move the pedal forwards, Counter-Clockwise to move the pedal backwards)

3. Once you have achieved your desired position, tighten the locking thumbnut

4. Recalibrate your pedals in the RaceHub™

Throttle Preload Adjustment

Attention: Always remember that the spring must not act as a stop, instead adjust the throttle pedal stop(see throttle travel distance adjustment)

For the Forte™ throttle, you have the option of replacing the spring for a softer feeling (See Throttle Spring Replacement). But you can also adjust the preload on both springs, which will also adjust the hardness.

Adjusting the preload on the throttle spring will shorten the overall spring length, increasing the amount of force needed to activate the throttle initially. Doing so will keep the throttle curves the same but change the initial power required to activate it

.Adjusting the throttle preload can be done in three (3) simple steps:

1. Turning clockwise, loosen the uppermost thumbnut, which locks the lowermost thumbnut in place. It is the one closest to the pedal itself.

 

2. Adjust preload on the spring by turning the bottom thumbnut (in contact with the spring):

  • a. Counterclockwise to tighten the preload, making the throttle require more force to engage.
  • b. Clockwise to reduce the preload, making the throttle require less force to engage.

3. Turn the uppermost thumbnut counterclockwise to re-tighten it, locking the bottom thumbnut in its position.

4. Recalibrate your pedals in RaceHub™.

Attention: Remember to adjust the pedal stop, to make sure the pedal arm rests on the pedal stop and not the spring, when fully activated.

Throttle Spring Replacement

To give you a variety of different customization options, that allow you to bridge the gap between sim racing and real-world racing with precision, we include two (2) springs with the Forte™ pedals. One, the stiffer option, is preinstalled in the throttle. The other, is in the supplied box of accessories.

Replacing the throttle spring is a quick and easy process. Simply follow these seven (7) steps:

1. Remove the rod clevis lock pin.

2. Lift the rod free of the pedal arm.

3. Remove the rod with spring from the pivot bracket.

a. At this point you can also access the installation point beneath, easily.

4. Remove the spring from the rod.

5. Install your new spring on the rod.

6. Reinsert the rod with spring, into the pivot bracket

7. Reinsert the rod clevis lock pin, and make sure it is locked firmly into place.

Caution: Make sure the mounting of the pedal is set and all parts are secured tightly before use.

Throttle Travel Distance Adjustment

The throttle can have its travel distance adjusted. This allows you to set a new pedal stop of your throttle pedal – essentially reducing the distance of activation and the feeling of resistance as you move through less of the available spring distance.

The process can be done in three (3) simple steps:

1. Loosen the thumbnut on the pedal stop, behind the pedal arm, by rotating it counterclockwise

2. Use an Allen key to adjust the height of the Allen screw.

3. Re-tighten the thumbnut by rotating it clockwise.

Brake Pedal Preload Adjustment

To simulate the brake pad to disc gap that exists in any real car – we have implemented a solution that easily lets you adjust just how much gap you want to use. To change the brake preload, follow these steps:

1. Loosen the smaller thumbnut (the one locking the piston) by rotating it counterclockwise

2. Rotate the piston to adjust the amount of preload on your brake:

a. Clockwise to decrease the simulated distance between disc and caliper/pad. This will immediately engage the brake when you put your foot on it.

b. Counterclockwise to increase the simulated distance between the disc and caliper/pad. This will give you some play in the brake pedal before you actively engage the brake.

c. Should you not be able to reach the desired gap, you may have to loosen the clevis thumbnut (the one closest to the clevis) and adjust the pushrod itself.

3. Re-tighten the thumbnut and rotate clockwise, while holding the piston firm, until it locks up against the piston.

a. If you had to adjust the piston, retighten the clevis thumbnut.

4. Recalibrate your pedals in RaceHub™.

Attention: Make sure the mounting of the pedal is set and all parts are secured tightly before use.

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