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So im fitting the lightech rearsets. What a ball ache getting the main mountings off but I've done that. Now I'm trying to get the quickshifter to detach from the rearset but can't figure out what is the easiest way of doing this. - allen screw faces the swingarm. Taking it off at the engine end? Anyone done it?

Also anyone fitted the pressure brake switch? do you have to cut the loom and connect it or is there a connector hidden under the fairing I can tap into?
 

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So im fitting the lightech rearsets. What a ball ache getting the main mountings off but I've done that. Now I'm trying to get the quickshifter to detach from the rearset but can't figure out what is the easiest way of doing this. - allen screw faces the swingarm. Taking it off at the engine end? Anyone done it?

Also anyone fitted the pressure brake switch? do you have to cut the loom and connect it or is there a connector hidden under the fairing I can tap into?
I used an sawed-off Allen Wrench. It worked just fine. I also had to grind down part of the swing arm pinch bolt seat to get the right (I believe) one to seat properly on both mounting points. Just use a round rasp on your drill; the aluminum shaves off like butter. I posted a picture on the other rear sets thread.
 

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well the rearsets were a ballache to fit but are done. I had no issue with fitting the left one it and didn't have to modify anything. So they must have changed the rearsets which is good.

Just got to sort the rear brake pressure switch now.
 

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I cut my rear brake switch and soldered the pressure switch to the old wiring. The heat shrunk the new connections individually, then heat shrunk both of them together.

Weird, I had to grind down part of my the swing arm pinch area on the right side to get mine to fit.
 

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yeah ive got my heatshrink ready to go :). Will get on that tonight. Its a pain in the ass to slice off if you solder the wires the wrong way round like I did on the indicators!

Did you need to bleed the rear brake after? I'm guessing I probably will have to.
 

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I am not commenting on anyones ability…..but surely if you need to grind something or cut wires, there is something not right. When I got my DP sets fitted there was no other stuff to do except assemble on the bike. They were a bit of a pain though.
Even for the quick shift the only bit to cut was the cable ties…..but i did nearly bugger up the clutch because i pumped it and popped the bung out.
Brakes did not need bleeding either.
I am not terribly proficient at this stuff, so just curious. I can understand the use of spacers or drilling holes after painting.
 

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I cut my rear brake switch and soldered the pressure switch to the old wiring. The heat shrunk the new connections individually, then heat shrunk both of them together.

Weird, I had to grind down part of my the swing arm pinch area on the right side to get mine to fit.
Yea, you almost don't notice it unless you rock the set up and down. I'm betting he's got a space on the bottom mount; you can't see down there.
 

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I am not commenting on anyones ability…..but surely if you need to grind something or cut wires, there is something not right. When I got my DP sets fitted there was no other stuff to do except assemble on the bike. They were a bit of a pain though.
Even for the quick shift the only bit to cut was the cable ties…..but i did nearly bugger up the clutch because i pumped it and popped the bung out.
Brakes did not need bleeding either.
I am not terribly proficient at this stuff, so just curious. I can understand the use of spacers or drilling holes after painting.
There might be something slightly different on the 1199 for which they were made. Lightech may not have even noticed yet to make the adjustment. Or maybe they have as Pete says.
 

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yeah ive got my heatshrink ready to go :). Will get on that tonight. Its a pain in the ass to slice off if you solder the wires the wrong way round like I did on the indicators!

Did you need to bleed the rear brake after? I'm guessing I probably will have to.
Don't worry about the wires getting mixed. Its a simple complete the circuit switch. It will work either way regardless.
 

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So im fitting the lightech rearsets. What a ball ache getting the main mountings off but I've done that. Now I'm trying to get the quickshifter to detach from the rearset but can't figure out what is the easiest way of doing this. - allen screw faces the swingarm. Taking it off at the engine end? Anyone done it?
For anyone attempting a rearset fitting, be aware of the above. It is indeed a ball ache! Make sure you have plenty of time and patience. It took me about 2h.

Detaching and reattaching the gear shift linkage is probably the main challenge.

I managed to achieve it without chopping down an Allen key. Once you remove the main mounting bolts you gain just enough freedom of movement to raise and angle the bolt above the chain, enough to get the key in there properly (4mm). I was able to do half turns. It took ages and was a dirty job. Putting it back together was slightly more difficult. Getting the bolt back in the first turn was a bit of a balancing act.

The R/H side needed a chopped down 5mm Allen key to access a reservoir mounting bolt. The reservoir mounting bracket had to be undone to gain access to one of the main foot peg assembly mounting bolts.

If you have ball headed Allen keys - bonus! I didn't but a set of those is now high on my list. It would have made some of the tasks easier.

The reward... (These are Chineese rearsets. I couldn't afford the sexy Rizomas, Lightecks etc. Everything was a straight fit reusing some of the original bits, such as the brake light switch).
 

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