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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-22-2019, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Here I attached a couple of pictures of the park brake handle as it was fixed to the crash bars in the right side of my bike.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have put 2,000 kilometers in my 2019 AT DCT using the rear brake relocated to the handlebar. All I can say is that it has been owesome!!!!
No worries, no hazzles, nothing to do with my feet but put them down to hold the bike when standing. The most relaxing rides!!! I can almost double the riding time on board without getting tired.
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Well, 4,000 kilometers and counting and the rear brake relocation working great.
Now I am going to work on relocating the footpegs somewhere farther front and lower
I will keep you post and make some pictures.
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how much did you pay the dealership?

i'm still figuring out how to do mine.

i like this guys idea:

https://youtu.be/HkJoLOooq00

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Wow, for the DCT in particular that looks like a nice idea. You'd have to relocate the parking brake to somewhere that would not get knocked in an off though.

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how much did you pay the dealership?

i'm still figuring out how to do mine.

i like this guys idea:

https://youtu.be/HkJoLOooq00

cheers!
They charged me $400.00 US dollars for parts and labor.
There are a couple of important facts within the desition of doing this job at the dealer:
1.- By doing this at the dealer, you keep your warranty.
2.- They left all the original rear brake hidraulic system in its place so, when I sell the bike in the future, it is going to be very easy to go back and leave everything original.
Also, considering the labor required and the parts added, I feel it was a fair price.
The relocation of the park brake handle on the crash bar to the right hand side, feels very handy to use. I have used it hundreds of times now with no problem at all
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Wow, for the DCT in particular that looks like a nice idea. You'd have to relocate the parking brake to somewhere that would not get knocked in an off though.
After doing some thinking, I decided to fix the park brake handle to my GIVI crash bar on the right hand side. I found a place that I consider is handy, is out of the way and protects the handle when droping the bike.
Here are a couple of pictures of the location of the handle.
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good price, what dealer was it?

i'd like to do the same to my bike!

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good price, what dealer was it?

i'd like to do the same to my bike!

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Besides this modification of the rear brake, I just added some extra foot pegs to my AT DCT.
I placed them in a lower and forward position si I can stretch my legs during long highway rides. They do not get in the way, and make all the difference in the world as far as resting is concerned and extended my continuos riding time without having to stop.
Also, as I changed the rear brake pedal to the left side of the handlebar just as in an scooter, I was able to retire the rear brake pedal and get a lot of clearence for my right foot.
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