I'm a first time bike owner of a 85 cb650sc. trying to make things look "cooler" I tried to remove the passenger foot pegs not knowing it wouldn't be possible do to the spring from my rear brake rod. I reinstalled everything however the brakes were weak and the spring that pulls the brake light switch didn't have enough tension do to misalignment. I tried to adjust the brakes and broke the rod. I bought a new one a waiting to install. My question is are there any indicators on the shaft of the brake rod actuator as to where it needs to be aligned? Or has anyone replace this rod before? I need to fix it ASAP. The riding season in ohio is quickly coming to an end.