Brake Lever guards for trackdays...

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  1. dern

    dern Active Member

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    Ok, if you want to bodge this for less than a tenner then this is for you. If you're going to downvote me for doing stuff to *my* bike, jog on.

    First buy cheap brake lever guards from ebay... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114304835495. They seem to have gone up, I paid £8.50.

    Remove the throttle bar end and bolt, leave the insert in. Drive a screw between the bar and the insert like this...

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    I did say that this was a bodge but this screw will stop the insert from rotating and from vibrating. It doesn't interfere with the throttle tube at all.

    The bolt supplied with the cheap guards matches the original so use two smallish nuts to make a spacer, use threadlock and install the lever guard...

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    ...and you're done.

    If you bought the kit I did from ebay you have a spare end piece and three spare blade bits. To put everything back as it was take the lever off, take the screw out and put the bar end back on.
     
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  2. Muffking

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    Main thing is that it works. And after all, nobody is ever gonna see it.
     
  3. dern

    dern Active Member

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    Exactly, I wouldn't have bothered if it wasn't a requirement of MSV.
     
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  4. tuktuk

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    Is that a little work around so you dont have to take that fiddly clip out?

    I had a mate do mine but it looked like a pain getting the weight bit out.
     
  5. dern

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    Yes, that's right. When I screwed the guard straight in to the existing weight insert it just rotated far too easily. The idea is that you take out the weight insert and put in their crappy expanding insert but I didn't want to do that because their insert is crappy, I couldn't be arsed taking the old one out and I might want to put the bike back to normal. The screw just stops the weight insert rotating so easily so the guard holds its position when riding.

    There's a possibility that it might not resist moving enough to pass scrutineering for a race and I wouldn't want to use it for a grid start but to be good enough for a track day I'm pretty happy with it. I might go crazy and put another screw in though ;)
     
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  6. tuktuk

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    I was worried about mine initially as the weight of the part you remove is fairly heavy and I'm guessing weighty for a reason. Particularly removing it from one side only... always thought it would cause an imbalance or odd feeling but seems ok!
     
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  7. dern

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    You should be ok as long as you only visit anti-clockwise tracks ;)
     
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  8. tuktuk

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    Haha, my local is about 8 rights and 3 lefts o_O
     
  9. mick66

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    That's just the thing I was looking for..I don't want to remove my bar weights and want to remove the lever guard after the track day...
    Who thought making these compulsory ,especially in lower groups...
    Just heard The Muppets have been banned from kids channel, and comes with a warning as it's offensive...
    World's going crazy..or is it me. ?

    So this bodge-job is just the ticket..
    Thanks
     
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