Thread: "The Wedge"
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:55 AM   #30
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TINK nailed it, above ^

The "key clue" is the notch for the perch-tightener bolt. The little wedge bugger is a thing of beauty: the underside (what doesn't show here) is curved to fit the bars, and has sharp edges so that, when clamped down, it grips the bar.... Old School Engineering

I learned about it on my Slash 2, then had the same on my Slash 6, and MUCH to my surprise, my "new" R80ST has one!!!

...but as others have found out, if it's missing, it ain't critical for function, and especially since MAX BMW shows it as NLA.

XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
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