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I'm really scratching my head trying to install some new Sato Rear Sets. o_O I've ran into a number of oddities and wanted to tap into the collective knowledge to figure out the right path forward.

1. The lower fairing mount bracket interferes with the rear set base mounting plate. The part circled in red is what would need to be cut/ground off so that the rear set mounting plate will sit flush.
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2. Does anyone account for the thickness of that fairing mount bracket sitting under the rear set mounting plate? It seems the OEM rear sets took this thickness into account:
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3. I understand that the Pipe Stay is suppose to bolt through the small hole and sit behind the rear set base mounting plate:
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The problem with this is that (unless you use the highest 2 mounting options) the bolts for the step plate are long and protrude too far, and would be driven into the Pipe Stay:
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4. Even when I get everything situated, it is nowhere close to lining up to the exhaust tab mounting brackets (everything lined up perfectly with OEM):
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The left side is closer, but still off:
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Any thoughts / help would be much appreciated!!
 

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For #1, I just flattened the edge of the bracket with a hammer.
For #2, there are a number of spacers in the kit. I believe there's one for that position. I could be wrong.
For #3, it's a feature not a bug. You could file the edge of the pipe stay where the bolt touches it.
For #4, you'll need to source some collars and longer bolts at the hardware store.
Potential #5 and #6, did you remember to get a pressure switch and the brake return spring??
 

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For #1, I just flattened the edge of the bracket with a hammer.
For #2, there are a number of spacers in the kit. I believe there's one for that position. I could be wrong.
For #3, it's a feature not a bug. You could file the edge of the pipe stay where the bolt touches it.
For #4, you'll need to source some collars and longer bolts at the hardware store.
Potential #5 and #6, did you remember to get a pressure switch and the brake return spring??
Thanks for sharing your experience / thoughts!

I'm glad that I'm not a "one-off" facing these items. :confused: I guess I would have expected these types of compromises using a fleabay item, but not a premium product.

I think that I'll use a cutoff wheel to get rid of the bracket edge + an 8mm washer to make up for the thickness difference that I reference in picture #2. I guess I'll forgo using the Pipe Stay on the brake side. For the shifter side, clearance the Pipe Stay bracket so the step plate bolt won't interfere, and finally, source a collar to attach to the exhaust tab.

I didn't know about the brake return spring until I saw it in the instructions, so I'll order one up...

Bah :rolleyes:
 

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I'm glad that I'm not a "one-off" facing these items. :confused: I guess I would have expected these types of compromises using a fleabay item, but not a premium product.
I hear you. I could write you a novel on all the crap I've had to do just to mount my Brembo RCS16 & 17. Gonna miss a track day this weekend because of delays.
 

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I hear you. I could write you a novel on all the crap I've had to do just to mount my Brembo RCS16 & 17. Gonna miss a track day this weekend because of delays.
OMG, please share as I've got a couple of boxes with RCS16/19 sitting in them...was likely going to start on them this weekend :confused:
 

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If it makes you feel any better I just wrapped up my TSR rearset install and I had same/similar circumstances. It is sorta frustrating.

Didn't figure I'd have to rebuild my rear master cylinder but lesson learned
 

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Ditch the pipe stay mount doo hickies
Yeah, I took this advice :)

In case it helps anyone...

Took a cutoff wheel and removed the ridge on the fairing mount bracket:
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Put a little paint on it to keep the rust away:
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Put an M8 washer behind the mounting plate to account for the thickness of the fairing mount bracket:
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