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).