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G'day All,

I'm hoping to pick up my LSL rearsets from the post office tomorrow. Are there any tricks to fitting them? Any thing that might be useful to know about before I start?

I know, RTFM...but I find it useful asking you learned ones for advice :pow:

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JG 8)

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There's not much to it. Put the adjustable links in the middle of their travel and take at look at where the shift and brake levers are relative to the peg so you can make your best guess at locating everything properly and still have some adjustment. Do you get another rear brake light switch or just doing without?
 

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littlefield said:
...Do you get another rear brake light switch or just doing without?
Not sure about the brake light switch - hmmm never thought of that...

I haven't ordered one independently of the rearsets, so whatever they come with standard is what I get
 

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Mine came with a pressure switch and it had to be rewired-a small thing but it did take some extra time to figgger it all out.
Pretty straightforward but you need to adjust them while you are doing it. not difficult just pay attention !! :popcorn:
 

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Ok, I picked them up this afternoon, and had a read of the instructions. Looks pretty straight forward as you have all said.

I'm just not sure what this part is. It looks almost like a lever knob, but it's a bit smaller. The black bushing is about 25mm (1 inch) long. It came individually wrapped.

I can't see it in any of the fitting diagrams. Anyone know what it may be? will it make sense when I actually get round to fittingt hem in the morning? ??? ???



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I had another thorough read of the instructions, and I'm thinking this is the 27mm spacer for the brake fluid reservoir, when the rearsets are set to the lower groove...that right? I'm a tool :wrench: ;D

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Catahoulabulldog said:
no idea.. but PLEASE take some pics when you DO get it sorted..
No problemo.

Those that have LSL's, do you have them set to the lower groove, or the upper groove? How aggressive are the rearsets when set to the upper groove?

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Fitted them this morning. Was easy, as everybody said. Took about 2hours all lup, and I was taking my time,
loktighting and greasing everything.

I set them up to the most rear position, and the top groove (highest position). Will see what they're like after a few rides.

Must say, the shifter feels so much smooooother than the stock :afro:

Here are pics of them installed, as requested

Gear Lever Side:







Brake Lever Side:

 

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Its for the rear master cylinder. A doddle to fit. It move the cylinder from inside the frame lug to the outside.
MH

JontyG said:
Ok, I picked them up this afternoon, and had a read of the instructions. Looks pretty straight forward as you have all said.

I'm just not sure what this part is. It looks almost like a lever knob, but it's a bit smaller. The black bushing is about 25mm (1 inch) long. It came individually wrapped.

I can't see it in any of the fitting diagrams. Anyone know what it may be? will it make sense when I actually get round to fittingt hem in the morning? ??? ???



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MONKEYHANGER said:
Its for the rear master cylinder. A doddle to fit. It move the cylinder from inside the frame lug to the outside.
MH
Hey MH,

According to my instructions, it seems it's for the rear brake fluid reservoir, as apposed to the MC. I didn't need to fit it, cause I'm using the higher groove. Instructions say to use the spacer only if the rearsets are set to the lower groove. I can see that being the case, cause the line from the reservoir is already quite taught when the rearsets are set to the higher groove, which places the MC closer to the reservoir than it would be if the rearsets were set to the lower position.

JG 8)
 
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I didn't really need to move the rear brake fluid reservoir when I first set up my LSLs but the brake line seemed so taught I used the spacer and moved it anyway - now it's much better and I can put the rearset in any setting easily.

The whole set feels much better than stock and yes, gear shifts seem to be loads smoother. One thing to watch out for is the gear linkage - check that it's fully tightened and (if necessary) use some thread lock... Depending on what setting you have the pegs in, you'll be using different lengths of spacer and unless everything's really tight the whole assembly can eventually work itself loose. I had my linkage drop apart after a couple of weeks because it wasn't tight enough and I (stupidly) hadn't checked it properly after the first couple of rides. Luckily I didn't lose any parts and no harm was done - just tightened it properly and it's been fine since.

But they're a great set - just makes me wish the rear brake on the S3 was better so I could rely on it a bit more. I might have to make some modifications...
 

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Sorry mate
I must stop posting replies when I'm pissed (UK pissed)
Your dead right its for the resevoir and only for the extreme settings.
MH

JontyG said:
MONKEYHANGER said:
Its for the rear master cylinder. A doddle to fit. It move the cylinder from inside the frame lug to the outside.
MH
Hey MH,

According to my instructions, it seems it's for the rear brake fluid reservoir, as apposed to the MC. I didn't need to fit it, cause I'm using the higher groove. Instructions say to use the spacer only if the rearsets are set to the lower groove. I can see that being the case, cause the line from the reservoir is already quite taught when the rearsets are set to the higher groove, which places the MC closer to the reservoir than it would be if the rearsets were set to the lower position.

JG 8)
 
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