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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-03-2017, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Lightech reatsets

I bought lightech rearsets and it seems like i have to replace the rod from the quickshifter.. i can not get it off to save my life... anybody else run into this? Or know how to get it off?



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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-04-2017, 02:44 AM
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Looking at the instructions it looks like you just need to remove the bolt that holds the quickshifter to the gear lever. The suitable torx socket would work a charm after you pull the rubber bootie back. It's got threadlocker on it so it may need more effort to undo than expected - probably at least eleventy million times more torque than the 8Nm you're supposed to tighten it too when it goes back on. And don't forget the threadlocker where needed. Life's a bitch when **** falls off at speed on a bumpy road.

http://www.lightechuk.com/ekmps/shop...r/ftrbm004.pdf

First thing in the instructions:

- Remove the OEM rearsets, leaving the OEM shiftrod mounted.
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Sorry, i was not clear enough with my post(wrote it half sleep in bed). When if you decide to use GP shift, you need to replace the rod on the quick shifter. the package came with the shorter rod that you need to put on instead, but I can not get the stock rod off the quick shifter.
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Sorry, i was not clear enough with my post(wrote it half sleep in bed). When if you decide to use GP shift, you need to replace the rod on the quick shifter. the package came with the shorter rod that you need to put on instead, but I can not get the stock rod off the quick shifter.
Do you have a link to those instructions? The instructions I found mention nothing about replacing the rod. The BMW service and repair manual has no information about taking that part apart.

If the instructions that I found for the Lightech and BMW HP rearsets are anything to go by, you just leave the mechanism as is and bolt it to the correct hole.
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OP is keeping the model year secret for some reason, 2010-14 is completely different to 2015 + I am guessing he has the earlier version.
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OP is asking if the rods on either side of the sensor must be replaced. If so, how is it removed.

With Attack Performance, I've never replaced it. With Vortex, I did replace the rod closer to the lever.

Not sure what you've tried so far. You could put two nuts on the threaded end and turn it while holding the sensor with another wrench.
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Sorry i forgot to mention it is a 2016 BMW S1000RR. So I got the rod out and replaced. I will post up pictures incase anyone else run into the same struggle.

So with the Lightech rearsets on the 15+ BMW S1000RR you get a replacement rod that you need to use if you are using GP SHIFT. I took the shifter off and used vicegrips on the rod and large pliers on to the quickshifter unit itself. you have to use ALOT of strength to get it off, however it came off eventually and I replaced it with the rod that was in the lightech package. Now it fits perfect. If you do not replace the rod the shifter peg will be way too low compared to the foot peg and you will not be able to get your foot down under it comfortably.

Sorry for any confusion - will have pictures up later on incase anyone is interested.

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vortex all the way....getting replacement parts is cake
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I ordered replacement pegs with my set of lightech
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Here are the two rods...

2004 HONDA CBR 600RR (SOLD)
2008 KAWASAKI ZX6R (SOLD)
2014 BMW S1000RR (SOLD)
2016 BMW S1000RR (TRACK BIKE)
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