After breaking my right side stock rear set I over-nighted a new Gilles rear set. I installed them thanks to El Diablo's post and not the lame ass instructions from Gilles. I rode a couple of times on day one and adjusted the shift lever a few times. I wake up on day two and want to drop the shift lever a bit, I go to loosen the the reverse nut and SNAP, the "gear shaft" breakes off at the base of the threads (luckly it was the right side of the stock I broke). I put my stock one back on. The person I bought them from called his person who inturn called his guy...... bottom line I was told that I used to much pressure on the nut. Replacement for the shaft was $45.00... The place I ordered it from is getting to me at cost of $28.00. Bla, bla, bla..
Before I get voted off the island. First
: The instructions from Gilles state that I need to grease all screws before I insert them to aviod the seizing to the aluminium (I assume that grease is not german for lock tight
). Should I grease them or lock tight???
When I adjusted the gear shaft to lower the shifting lever (closer to my toe) I ended up with a lot of thread showing and still wanted it lower. I moved the adjusting plate/foot peg forward it seemed to help a bit.
: Is there a way that I can adjust the shifting lever lower and keep more thread from being exposed (it seem like I need a longer shaft [no jokes please]).
As far as the Gilles goes they are amazing! The shifting was much more smooth and precise. They look great and having solid pegs even felt mucho better.
If any of you made it all the way through my post and have an idea... thanks in advance.... Rich