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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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I've done a search and looked all over this forum and I can't find anyone else talking about their experience of fitting foot boards, ....

I've fitted the gear side easy enough (the real PITA is trying to push those little rubber stoppers through !! aaarggh ) but ... the instructions for the brake side wants you to drain the brake fluid and piss about replacing washers etc.. but each time I read it over and look at the bike and the parts I can't see the point in draining the fluid out, ..... is it a bit like always disconnect the battery before doing abso -bloody -lutely anything on the bike like it has for all the instructions ???

Any one done this mod themselves and got any good advice ?

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Hi John, yeah, I managed to fit the RH footboard without draining the brake system or anything, and it is fine still 11,000 kms later. It's a little awkward, but, with care it can be done OK. I think the hardest bit was getting the master cylinder off the back of the original footpeg bracket (Instructions, p. 8, no. 21-22)- you've just gotta hold the reservoir upright and not bend or stretch anything too much - just maybe crack the 2 bolts holding the master cylinder before disconnecting the bracket entirely from the bike and don't wrench anything too violently. A spare pair of hands would help (though I managed it on my own).
It is fiddly, but probably if I can do it without wrecking anything, anyone can; helps perhaps to know it IS possible...? - good luck
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Hi John, yeah, I managed to fit the RH footboard without draining the brake system or anything, and it is fine still 11,000 kms later. It's a little awkward, but, with care it can be done OK. I think the hardest bit was getting the master cylinder off the back of the original footpeg bracket (Instructions, p. 8, no. 21-22)- you've just gotta hold the reservoir upright and not bend or stretch anything too much - just maybe crack the 2 bolts holding the master cylinder before disconnecting the bracket entirely from the bike and don't wrench anything too violently. A spare pair of hands would help (though I managed it on my own).
It is fiddly, but probably if I can do it without wrecking anything, anyone can; helps perhaps to know it IS possible...? - good luck
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Thank you DrPat much appreciated, ....

I should have asked earlier with my previous technical request post, but I bought my footboard kit from E-bay and when I finally got around to fitting them I noticed that the spacers between the boards and the scrapers were missing.

What do the spacers look like/made of do I need to buy some or can they be knocked up by an amateur ?

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ah, yes, I see the bits you mean - no. 7 on p. 2 of the Instructions - I forgot about those - they were missing in my footboard kit as well, and it was brand new from Chris Notte at Madass; I wonder if they became superfluous or something, but no-one changed the diagrams in the instructions...?
Anyway, I didn't bother with them, can't see that they matter much, I just assembled the thing without them a bolted the scrapers straight on - doesn't seem to have affected anything. I guess you could put a couple of spring washers in there, though the bolts are going nowhere under that rubber
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