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Old 07-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #376
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Yes. Take it off and move it down a notch.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:03 PM   #377
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Yes. Take it off and move it down a notch.
You're thinking shift lever. The rear brake lever is not adjustable but there have been a few guys on the forum that have managed to get a little creative and mod it to be a little lower.

I loosened my plunger an gaind a little room but it's not a permanent solution.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:13 PM   #378
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Well that makes it a little more difficult. I raised mine by taking some material off the arm where it contacts its stop. I suppose you could add some material to the arm. Easy for me with a small welder, but maybe something creative could substitute. In any case you will have to adjust the threaded rod to compensate.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:21 PM   #379
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brake pads

so what are you guys using for rear brake pads? anything other than the stock ones?
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:59 AM   #380
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so what are you guys using for rear brake pads? anything other than the stock ones?

mine are stock. just got 1000 miles on the bike. bled the brakes this past weekend and they are performing much better now. the fluid had a little bit of air in it, but it was black like used motor oil, probably just the contaminants causing compression. no idea what could have caused the fluid to be contaminated to begin with
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:18 AM   #381
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mine are stock. just got 1000 miles on the bike. bled the brakes this past weekend and they are performing much better now. the fluid had a little bit of air in it, but it was black like used motor oil, probably just the contaminants causing compression. no idea what could have caused the fluid to be contaminated to begin with
That'd be unusual after only 1,000 miles, very unusual if you haven't sunk the rear in gook to foul factory grease and release of caliper. Any chance the darken fluid is heat related - maybe from accidentally resting your foot on the lever and dragging your rear brake?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:28 AM   #382
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Supposedly the discoloration comes from the line and has no effect on braking ability. Mine looked like motor oil by the time it was changed. 7,000mi on the change and the new fluid has not discolored.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:14 PM   #383
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To loctite or not

I'm finally getting time this weekend to install my Scott's steering damper and HDB handguards and the instructions on neither one state to use a thread locker or anti-sieze. What has everyone else done with these installations?
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #384
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would these valve stems work on our tubes?
i'd like to have some spares in my toolkit.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

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Old 07-12-2011, 10:18 PM   #385
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would these valve stems work on our tubes?
i'd like to have some spares in my toolkit.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

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Don't bother buying some, just swing by the tire shop and ask one of the guys to grab you a couple. I'd be surprised if they charged you for them.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:15 AM   #386
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Don't bother buying some, just swing by the tire shop and ask one of the guys to grab you a couple. I'd be surprised if they charged you for them.
Supposed I am anti-social and I don't like to talk to other people (in real life).
Would they work?
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:43 AM   #387
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Those valve stems will work. Not a bad deal for a pack of 4, either.

As long as you are placing an order, you can use it as an excuse to buy some other farkle from them, too!
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #388
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Those valve stems will work. Not a bad deal for a pack of 4, either.

As long as you are placing an order, you can use it as an excuse to buy some other farkle from them, too!
yeah i'm getting a valve stem puller too!

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Old 07-14-2011, 07:57 AM   #389
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Ok. Please don't make fun of me for asking.
But for the tool in this person's hand, do I have to worry about the threads not matching? Are they pretty much universal? I just want to go to the auto store and buy one......
Forgive my ignorance.

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:20 AM   #390
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I would not (and do not) carry an extra tool, just get two of the valve caps that have a valve core remover on them. This way you always have them with you on the bike and don't have to carry an extra (unneeded) tool. Many tubes come with them, most tire places should have them. Should be a $1 or $2.

And yes they are universal.



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