Monday, November 28, 2016

Upgraded Rearsets

I just couldn't get past the factory rearsets, or the powder coated grey metal parts on each side that contain the shifting and brake pedals and footpegs. They were fine, but that's the issue for me. If you are going to make an improvement, commit and do it right.

Because I was removing the factory rearsets, I would also have to relocate the master brake cylinder. In the photo below, you can see the master cylinder for the rear brake mounted under top mount point of the rear set. Relocating it posed a challenge because it also eliminated the brake light sensor wire.
The new rearsets had their own shift and brake pedals, I would not be able to use the factory ones. The brake light wire and sensor switch would not work on the new ones, so I would have to buy a new banjo bolt pressure switch.

The banjo bolt is a threaded bolt with a hole in the bottom that allowes pressurized brake fluid in, and out the top through small holes, and into the high pressure brake line. Then it heads out to the brake calipers, pads and rotor. The pressure switch on the new banjo bolt acts as a simple relay, where brake pressure when the pedal is pressed, pushes the contacts together, completes the circuit, and sends a signal to the brake light. I've posted an image at the bottom.

To the immediate left of the open clutch cover, the grey metal
"wing" is the rear set. You can see the gold rear master brake
cylinder. This would be replaced as well with a new black one.
Larger view
Photo of the right side rearset, with the master cylinder
for the rear brake mounted vertically. Notice the pressure switch on top

 

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