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Old 07-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #16
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This is the most inconsistant verdict ever.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #17
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I got excited when I saw the thread title. Made me think of

http://fat-wedge.com/FAT_WEDGES.html

I recommend the Fat Bastard.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:32 PM   #18
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to wedge, or not to wedge

I too went through the "to wedge, or not to wedge", question on my 1979 R100RT (PROJECT-S conversion) > http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=248

I chose to wedge both sides, and then put a reminder note on the controls... as I'm old and forgetfull > http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=259

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Old 07-03-2013, 12:45 PM   #19
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Locating The Wedge

I saw this picture before when I was trying to figure out "to wedge, or not to wedge" and I believe the photo is a little misleading.



The Wedge does not sit that far in, it sits out on the step closest to the camera. The Wedge is located directly under the pinch bolt, hence the cut-out on the back side of The Wedge.



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Old 07-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #20
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Some controls have them some don't
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #21
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I would hope that this issue was resolved Big Bamboo, it was last posted 2 years ago...
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #22
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I would hope that this issue was resolved Big Bamboo, it was last posted 2 years ago...
'twas not I that revived it. The post before mine was deleted!
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:29 AM   #23
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My 1979 R45 had one. I found it in a box of "spares" after my build. Don't seem to need it.

[edit] Just noticed this is a necrobumped thread.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #24
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the question persists

it cracks me up to see this thread come back from the dead, but I guess as long as there are new airhead owners, the question still needs to be answered.

my airhead was totaled on labor day 2011, so I had long since forgotten I'd even asked...
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #25
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it cracks me up to see this thread come back from the dead, but I guess as long as there are new airhead owners, the question still needs to be answered.

my airhead was totaled on labor day 2011, so I had long since forgotten I'd even asked...
Ouch, sorry to hear that. Is your avatar a representation of the damage? Regards giving old topics new life; I see rehashing old subjects for the new comers, myself included, to be entertaining, informative, and possibly i-n-n-o-v-a-t-i-v-e.... New ideas are always welcome! It's like a conversation in the now. Sort of like texting, or Twitter... Wait, what am I saying...?!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:22 AM   #26
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wedgie

gave my wife a wedgie. not happy is all I can say
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:51 AM   #27
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When I had a wedge fall out doing maintenance after I bought the bike I had no idea where it went. I was changing out the bars and figured it out when I got to the other side. Maybe the other bikes that don't have any, they are long gone. Don't know enough about the older bikes to know whether they belong or not.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #28
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The Return of the Son of the Wedge!

I broke the G/S's orig throttle perch in the woods/band camp one time. When i pulled it off the Magic Wedge was looking at me with a smirk. Got a used single-pull perch w/ same part # from a d00d with an R80RT i think. I broke that used perch in 2 trying to spread the perch apart enough for the Wedge to live peaceably with the bars. I cursed the Wedge.

I then decided to Hell with the old single-pull throttle anyway. I got a brandnew late GS twin-cable perch and new cables from Max. It was lovely as i pulled it out of the bag. I thought, "I really don't want to grapple with the Wedge again. And I REALLY don't want to break this fkn brandnew perch either."

I found the Wedge laying low in a spare parts cup. Still smirking.

I did a test fit and it seemed as no-go as it had w/ the used RT perch that i'd already broken.

I said adios to the Wedge. Put the twin-pull perch on without it and left it a little loose anyway-- i like having perches able to rotate a little in a biff.

So long, Wedge.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #29
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Swapped bars on the r80/7 last night put some gs bars on her . Happy to see the wedge thingie Cool old school feature ..They just built them better back then
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:55 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.

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