Originally Posted by Tramontana
...with RAM having such difficulty supplying you with balls, what might the option be to source a supply for balls made out of some material other than aluminum? I have nothing against RAM, but I worry about aluminum threaded studs breaking off inside of the female threads of the lever perches, and I too have noticed some loosening of my Double-Takes on my DR650, perhaps from squishy balls?
I see no problem with the aluminum shaft on the ram ball. It is short and should be pretty hard to break. I would be glad for it to break instead of the expensive clutch and brake perches.
I installed my balls using a little threadlock and tightened them using the ram arm to grab ahold of them. I have had no loosening of the balls since.