Carrying larger spare - fouling on brake line carrier on rear diff.

John U

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How far do think you need to move the bracket to clear the Tyre? There is usually a bit of movement in those rigid pipes If not a brake specialist will be able to bend/ move it no problem or make up a new piece that f necessary
5mm, 10mm to be safe.

Great idea. I don't want anyone messing with the brakes who isn't 100% on the impact of the mods. The pipes don't look to be made of the most durable stuff. I reckon that's the way to go.
 

John U

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Off topic but just curious as to why you blanked out the number plate?
Dunno. Seriously. I don't know why anyone does. I've posted pics on here without it blanked out so there is no point.

I had time and I wanted to give it that custom numberplate look? Looks pretty sweet. :)
 

CTL

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Fair enough. See it a lot and can never understand the issue. Your plate is seen in public whenever you leave home :oops:
 

John U

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Fair enough. See it a lot and can never understand the issue. Your plate is seen in public whenever you leave home :oops:
I think that might be part of the problem, especially if you're filming yourself doing something dumb out in the bush.

Frankly, I don't think many have the memory for that kind of thing.
 

John U

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One more picture. This shows that when the spare is properly stowed the brake hose bracket will only clear the tyre if it is lined up with a gap between the tread blocks.

I'm booked into the brake shop next week too see what's the best way to give the spare a little more room.
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typhoeus

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One more picture. This shows that when the spare is properly stowed the brake hose bracket will only clear the tyre if it is lined up with a gap between the tread blocks.

I'm booked into the brake shop next week too see what's the best way to give the spare a little more room. View attachment 72274
if they charge more than $20 or $30 to do it, they are ripping you off
 

smitty_r51

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Off topic but just curious as to why you blanked out the number plate?
I got in the habit when i had bikes in the UK, people used to sweep the internet to find plates, get a set made up and then go hooning around with your "plate" on their bike. First you knew is you had a bunch of speeding fines to contest.
 

typhoeus

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That is a bit harsh, how long do you think it will take to do it and with what gear?
well, if that were mine, I would undo the bracket, tap it to bend it about 10-20mm bend the brake pipe to suit ant reassemble. brake pipe is mild steel, and can be bent by hand. the bracket, a little harder. . . oh, ok then, $50 should do it.
 

John U

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I spoke to the shop and emailed them. They sounded pretty good, knew about the issue, and had resolved it on a couple of patrols.

They reckon after they've looked at it they'll be able to give me a couple options.

If it was possible, the 'tap, tap' wasn't going to be too expensive. I was concerned about the work with the pipes, which is why I didn't want to touch it myself. They said if it required new pipes it would cost a bit more, but they would try to keep the costs down.

As I'd already put a fair bit of detail in this thread I sent them a link to it so they could get a reasonable idea of what was required. They took the time to have a look at it. I was happy with their reply. I think it'll end up being pretty good.

Bottom line is they know what to do, and have the tools and parts to do it. I should walk out of there with brakes that work and are no longer in danger of failing due to my spare, plus my spare will be ok.

It's handy to know what you think it might cost. Cheers.
 

CTL

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I got in the habit when i had bikes in the UK, people used to sweep the internet to find plates, get a set made up and then go hooning around with your "plate" on their bike. First you knew is you had a bunch of speeding fines to contest.
A cop told me once that what is common here in Oz is stealing plates and fitting them to stolen vehicles.
Still got me perplexed as to why people go to the trouble to blank out their reg plates on social media. If you want to duplicate a plate, there are thousands to choose from on the road to work each morning :oops:
 
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