|06-20-2002, 10:12 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2001
Caution = Touratech sidepanel users
Nothing big here - but something to look out for. I've had the Touratech sidepanels (little cosmetic covers which cover the frame and master cylinder below the seat) on for approx 3k and noticed a little design bug.
Now I know they're functionless but they look good (especially in Manda).
I noticed the right side cover which has a small half hole for the rear brake master line, was rubbing a hole in my rear brake master line.
Problem is the hole's not wide or deep enough to give the master fluid line a roomy seating position. It rubbed a good deal of rubber off my master cylinders line, just too tight. who knows, 10 k later could of went through it for a real bleeding?
FIX = EASY = fine grit sandpaper, wrapped round a sharpie fat marker, rubbed a wider hole in that small half a hole. Took all of 5 seconds.
|06-20-2002, 10:28 PM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Gold Country
You rock! As soon as I read this, I went out and checked my brake hose, and sure enough, it was abraded. I just took a pair of dykes and cut out the entire bottom portion of that triangle point, now there's a ton of room for the hose to wiggle around. I think I'll replace the hose...with braided stainless, if possible. That stock brake line sure doesn't look very robust.
|06-20-2002, 11:27 PM||#4|
Joined: Oct 2001
Location: Beaverton, OR
Re: Caution = Touratech sidepanel users
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