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Old 07-16-2013, 07:06 PM   #7846
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Gotta get the old one out.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:59 PM   #7847
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Gotta get the old one out.
Heat is your friend.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #7848
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Heat is your friend.

In case there's not enough left to get a grip on it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-PC-SCREW-E...2b275b&vxp=mtr
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #7849
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Brake Lever

So I ordered a 2006-2010 Yamaha FZ1 adjustable lever from ebay. http://tinyurl.com/msk478n (not sure how long that link will last)

Here are two pics comparing the levers.
It is closer than they look in terms of specs. If I could find my calipers I would take some measurements to see how close, but they are somewhere other than toolbox :(




I will get some pictures tomorrow of it installed. So far, only sitting in garage, it seems like it will work great. Setting it to 1 I am able to squeeze it almost to the grip, wifes hand is able to grip it well starting at 3, so 2-3 should be good setting for her. 6 is at about stock distance. With the BarkBusters there is no room to make it wider, its in 2-3 finger mode now, (or 4 finger for wife).

Clutch lever is going to be ordered soon, didn't realize that auction was brake only, most of the lesser adjustable were for the pair.. Oh well..

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #7850
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In case there's not enough left to get a grip on it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-PC-SCREW-E...2b275b&vxp=mtr
Yeah, been there, now there is an easy out snapped off in the bolt.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:52 AM   #7851
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I'm interested in seeing how those levers fit.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:01 AM   #7852
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Are XTanks still available these days?

http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3

7 lt (1.85 gal) extra fuel.

About $700 delivered to US.

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:27 AM   #7853
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Any hearty XCountry thread-lizzard here willing to update the index of topics post for this thread?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366046
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:28 AM   #7854
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Are XTanks still available these days?

http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3

7 lt (1.85 gal) extra fuel.

About $700 delivered to US.
Yes they are. 4rider just took delivery of one few weeks ago.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #7855
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Yeah, been there, now there is an easy out snapped off in the bolt.
How much torque did you apply to that poor bolt ?

Now it gets difficult.

I've had success using a center punch on a small edge on the bolt, however, this was on a 6mm bolt torqued to about 10 Nm (yeah, I used a torque wrench set to the suggested 10 Nm when it sheared off),
in your case I'd recommend heating it up best you can and then try using the center punch to give it a whack with the hammer, just enough to loosen it.


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Old 07-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #7856
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Here is a link to pics for my Dirt Bagz. I like my Bagz!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...2#post20402872



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Anyone else have Dirtbagz on their Xco? Just curious...
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:54 PM   #7857
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I'm interested in seeing how those levers fit.
13 Hour day, so here are some crappy dark garage pictures I took when I got home...





The curve of the handle makes it so index finger doesn't hit properly.


You can see the gap needed for index finger to hit lever right.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:11 PM   #7858
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Brake Lever

Impressions of brake lever after 92.1 miles...
It works! Bike still stops...

Setting 3 is comfortable for me, if 2-3 finger braking it allows the remaining fingers not to get squished under full pull.

The upward folding part is fun to play with at stop lights..

The shape is a little different, index finger reaches to the left of where it should sit. I am going to see if I can get a little bit of room by moving the whole thing left toward the handle bar curve, not a bunch of room to go though. You can see in last picture above how far over my hand was to fit right..
Having said that, after the first dozen times using it with 4 fingers, my hand had no problem with it. Using 2 fingers my fingers settled into the right area and it was fine... By time I got home I didn't even remember it was weird...

Since the #1 reason for these is getting lever reachable for wife, I will have to get her out on the bike (in garage) and see how it works for her.

Clutch lever is going to be ordered in a week or so.. Still trying to decide which to get.. I am worried a bit about the length of pull needed for the clutch. For me 2 finger clutch pull barely allows my other fingers to sit on grip before full engagement. Which means when an adjustable is on and brought in towards lever it will need to be pulled all the way in to engage.. Any way to make less travel needed?

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:17 AM   #7859
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I appreciate that report and those pictures.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:57 AM   #7860
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How much torque did you apply to that poor bolt ?

Now it gets difficult.

I've had success using a center punch on a small edge on the bolt, however, this was on a 6mm bolt torqued to about 10 Nm (yeah, I used a torque wrench set to the suggested 10 Nm when it sheared off),
in your case I'd recommend heating it up best you can and then try using the center punch to give it a whack with the hammer, just enough to loosen it.


*Disclaimer*
*I am not an expert in the field of removing broken bolts, better wait for others' opinion on the topic*


Keep us updated
I'm usually pretty good with broken bolts, but this one was beyond help. I don't think that bolt has ever been loosened, so it's just a case of the stainless bolt reacting with the aluminum and seizing. First the Allen wrench stripped out the bolt head, so I hammered in a slightly larger one. It started to turn and felt like it was coming out then SNAP. Then I drilled it for the easy out and the easy out stripped after applying a ton of torque. So the easy out was hammered in harder, the bolt made about 1/4 turn and the easy out then snapped. There's a retired guy with a machine shop down the road, or just buy a new one from BMW which would cost me $50, or an inmate messaged me that he has some kicking around. I think I'll do that.
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