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Old 03-09-2010, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My own twist to Jarv's right side brake tidy-up...

Well, last year I relocated my RF horn to the back side of the starter, so I needed to decide what to do with the rest of the right side brake area (since the brake switch & pedal return spring were now more exposed). Why Yamaha couldn't make that area more appealing to the eye is beyond me. If you have exhaust pipes that don't run the contour of the lower frame tube, this may not be the mod for you...I came up with this last year, but wanted to put some road time on it to see if it was a viable alternative.


Starting out...here's the brake tidy.The usual...removed the brake switch, reshaped & painted the brake pedal bracket, ground the return spring tab off the brake pedal lever & polished it up.









I know it's a bit hard to see, but this is the new hydraulic brake switch mounted to the rear master cylinder...I spent the extra few bucks and got the 90 degree rubber boot to hide the wires a bit more (also for a bit of protection).



Now here's the twist...instead of fabbing-up a couple of tabs,trying to find the best way of mounting them with a spring in there somewhere, I came up with this...



I went to my local Ace Hardware & picked up a compression spring & stop collar. The stop collar is just big enough to fit over the brake pushrod & is held in place by a set screw - I believe it's a 9/16" stop collar. The spring is the same diameter as the inside edge of the master cylinder face (there's just enough edge there to hold the spring in place, & centered). To prevent the spring from moving around, I placed a section of clear rubber tubing on the brake pushrod.



To adjust the spring tension, I simply slid the stop collar rearward, comressed the spring a bit & tightened the set screw. A little trial & error to find the best tension took a couple of minutes, but the end result was nice.



The side view isn't too bad...Hope you like it!!!
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Yama -looks real good-very good Idea---but are the parts stainless??
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yamawezzle,I just did the Jarv tidy also,BUT,the spring,,Brilliant,,Great job..


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The parts I bought are zinc plated...I didn't want to buy them in stainless if it didn't work out. The manager at Ace found me a couple of websites to purchase the pieces I needed in stainless, but here it is almost a year later, and the parts I installed still look great. I may just keep them on
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Default Re: My own twist to Jarv's right side brake tidy-up...

That is very nice!


It "tidys up" the brake tidy even more!

Also good detailing on the brake lever / bracket assembly.
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That is very nice!



It "tidys up" the brake tidy even more!


Also good detailing on the brake lever / bracket assembly.

Thanks jarv...that means alot coming from the "inspiration" for this mod. Thanks for all the kind words guys.
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****, that is beautiful, both the idea and the final product! Are you going to be nice and post the web site and part numbers for the stainless pieces?
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Are you going to be nice and post the web site and part numbers for the stainless pieces?
LOL, yeah...I'll be nice. I was going to run back down to Ace & get the spring dimensions, so I'll hit the manager up for those links. I'll update this thread later on.
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Very nicely done!!! Two thumbs up!!!
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I just went and got the tubing and spring. My local ACE didn't have the collar though. Have to call around tomorrow and see what I can come up with. Thanks for this post yama, I've been looking for a way to do this neatly and without drilling the frame. GREAT idea!
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