usually brute force and ignorance can be your freind
Very well stated, my friend
I had an impact driver at one point in time, I may have given it to a friend before I packed up and moved to Europe, completely forgot about that option. I'll see if I can find one here.
I'll also try a dose of excessive force on the throttle screw, I wasn't sure just how hard one can hammer on the clip-on assembly, but in any case as a result of varied attempts the screw is pretty well chewed up. I tried tapping odd-size drivers into it, but maybe I just needed one I happened to not have. Absolute worst case I can dremel the head off completely and slide the housing off. Gotta replace the screw anyway, I just didn't want a 30-minute job to require a MacGuyver.
As for the caliper plug, seriously, I've rapped on it hard enough to be concerned for the sake of the caliper itself and its mounting bracket, and have pushed on the screwdriver (while turning it) hard enough that I had a friend sit on the bike so it wouldn't move. I think I'm gonna have to resort to taking the caliper completely off and putting it in a vice, maybe even have to cut the groove deeper. I don't understand what that plug is doing there in the first place, none of the other brake system pins have plugs in them. Oh well, I should bleed the brake circuit anyway.
Thanks for the input, guys!
2006 Black Edition SP2
- Stickerless black...giggity
- Assorted stone chips
- Multicolor bug splats, updated weekly
- Custom boot scratches and crash marks on the tailpiece
- Scuffed bar weights & brake lever from asphalt acrobatics
- Road grime under the fender and tail
- Leo Vince exhaust
- Otherwise OEM, not gonna make BOTY any time soon
HOE-LEE SHEE-YIT, the TORQUE!!!