Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Sorry for firing back on you. I'm over it, more interested in the information provided. I do appreciate the writeup on the evo rearsets. It's good info for someone looking to do that conversion, which I will still consider doing when it comes time to look at a pricier option than the s2r sets.
To clarify though, the thread was actually started with a question about 1100 evo passenger pegs working on a 696, not about rearsets at all. Once it was determined that the 696 lacks the holes in the subframe for mounting the passenger peg arms, then the thread sort of morphed into more of the discussion around rearsets in general.
So, the point of the thread was to find out about mounting the passenger pegs from the 1100evo on a 696. After that I was just in it for the discussion/debate. Sorry you thought I was being argumentative...I was really just offering counters to the points that you were making. I still think what I was saying were valid responses.
For instance, if someone else came into this thread and had been considering evo rearsets vs. ducabike or woodcraft, etc, they would've been informed of the difficulties (and solutions) of both options. They would've seen that, okay, the evo rearsets require some time with a hydraulic press. And they also would've seen that aftermarkets lack a rear brake switch in most cases. You explained how to get around the issues in the EVO install, and I explained that adding a brake switch to the aftermarkets isn't too daunting or expensive.
I know that I, having absolutely zero experience using hydraulic presses or anything of the like, would personally prefer to install something that is more "plug and play" so to speak, and fiddle with adding the pressure switch rather than messing with hydraulic presses.
So anyway...that's all I was trying to do, was show that there are solutions to the shortcomings of aftermarket sets. That's my piece. Please don't read any attitude into this reply, none is intended at all. Just trying to rationally explain thangs.