Accutronix Forwards for 2005 1300S
This isn't exactly a step-by-step. More of a Lessons Learned that you can throw around. I replaced my stock foot controls with the Accutronix Slotted. The installation instructions supplied with the parts were just worthless. I had the good fortune to have a friend with a garage and it was a good thing too. A level floor and a jack to get the scoot up and level proved beneficial. You can install this stuff at the curb but it will be better on your back if you can raise/level.
Some Lessons that this not-to-mechanically-minded rider learned:
1. The brake fittings (Banjo) require crushable aluminum washers on both sides (10mm). The kit comes with them so don't make the mistake of putting them on the shifter side like I did.
2. Bleeding the rear brake line is easier than I thought it would be. A length of clear tube is an absolute requirement that fits over the bleed nut on the brake caliper. If you have access to a vacuum rig that would be good, but, not required. Just be careful and not swallow the fluid.
When you have the master cylinder open and are pushing brake fluid through it be careful. I pushed the pedal too far forward and the piston in the cylinder got wedged in. I manage to free it but that required breaking the connection for the brake line. Start the bleed process over from the beginning. Brake fluid will eat your paint so wipe your hands or use rubber gloves.
3. Once the shifter is adjusted to get all the gears you may find that you can't fit your foot beneath the shifter peg. The cap on the outside can be removed with a rubber strap wrench with a CCW turn. Inside there is a nut that you remove. The shifter is on a spline so pull it off and re-install it where you are comfortable with your foot. If you want to give it a test ride (recommended) leave the cap off (install the nut) because the cap will fall off. When everything feels right put it back together and use a thread locking compound on the nut and cap.
4. Shop around for the controls. I went directly to J&P and paid wayyyyyyyy too much.
The kit moves the controls forward a bit which is what I was looking for. It is a much different ride without the boards so don't set off on a long trip without some time to aquaint yourself.
Finally, I must give props to Accutronix. Specifically Troy. He is one of their System Experts and will walk you through any problem you may have with the installation. Give him a call at 623-516-9600 ext 29. I've seen his name and number on other threads. He was thrilled to learn of his fame on our site. :thumbup:
KSU in 5 minutes. I gotta go. Happy Holidays everyone.