EZS Leading Link instalation

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  1. doublemocha

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    TwinTwin suggest i start a thread on the EZS Leading Link installation. here is the thread to twintwin EZS LL installation http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/leading-links.1031403/page-5 I purchase the EZS LL after following this thread. I am new here never done this before, i am posting this so that i can hopefully get some help and share. So let the adventure begin..........
    question #1 is this the correct bearing? 2204 - TV is what i received and 2204 E is what twintwin there is no rubber seal on the one i got. should i be concern about it? the OEM bearing has a rubber seal....thx

    i have dis assembled the front end.

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  2. davebig

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    Hurrah we are off like a prom dress !!!!!!!!!!! I now have my stuff also Dave and am going to proceed tomorrow or Monday, I'm out procuring some extra jack stands (only tool I don't own too many of).
    Is the Provided bearing larger or more robust appearing ? Sealed may be better and available locally from an industrial supply, if you don't want to use the unsealed one.
    If you want to get started a dash of this in the bearing is probably appropriate ! LPS 3 http://www.zoro.com/lps-lps-3r-premier-rust-inhibitor-11oz-00316/i/G0736461/?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Google_Shopping_Feed&gclid=Cj0KEQjw0ZauBRDOnoGQ2PTb9YoBEiQAQ6m_7MQmDQ-ZiRIVanan1078UVFypMHu26l1fF2T7wQl5UwaAqAV8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I confess I'm so excited I've yet to open the boxes ! :lol3 A certain sidecar czar assured me I didn't need them :jack
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    I had the same concern when I took off the EOM bearing. The one I got from EZS (SKF 2204ETN9) was also non rubber sealed, so I contacted EZS Dave who gave me the part # of a seal one (picture of the box I sent you). Did not get any explanations why I he sent me a non rubber sealed one.
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    the bearing i got from EZS in 2204 - TV from NKE (see picture) it is not a SKF bearing. i called NAPA and i looked at Amazon looking for the bearing you got they don't have it. where did you get your bearing? nke bearing.JPG
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    Ebay, key word: 2204 E-2RS1TN9, you have half a dozen for sale right now.
    I do not know if the above one is stronger or better than what EZS send to you, but it was recommended by EZS Dave and is rubber sealed.
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    http://www.mcmaster.com/#2204-ball-bearings/=yew4he

    Ok gentlemen the sealed ones are about twice the money and not quite as strong(the seals take up room) I'm going to hit an industrial supply house on Monday and price them there usually about half what you pay at McMaster or on line it gets worse the easier they are to get the more expensive https://www.fastenal.com/products;jsessionid=7A1680BE114A4D45155A969AF2FBE93E.fcomjvm04?term=2204+E+2RS1TN9+bearing&searchMode=productSearch.
    SKF explanation http://www.skf.com/group/products/b...and-tapered-bore/index.html?prodid=1140112204

    It's about the misaligned telelever front end, looking at the specs on the first link, I'll be using the unsealed one (stronger allows more misalignment) and giving it a nice coat of LPS 3 rust inhibitor.
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  7. doublemocha

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    davebig, you can get the sealed one on eBay for $68. i looked at where the bearing seats dust do get in from the bottom, the top is fine because of the cover. i see what you mean on the misalignment specs open is 2.5 and close is 1.5. this bearing does not rotate much so strength is probably the most important issue.
    twintwin, how did you get the oem bering out? mine is sitting in there very thigh. i am thinking of going to a machine shop to press it out then have them press the new bearing in..... thx
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    The LPS 3 turns to a wax like seal, I'll have a look at it as I'm working on it, the Germans like loctite you may have to go to a press to get it out or a little heat.DB
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    If my memory still deserves me well, the EOM bearing removal was done with the help of a heat gun and a bearing puller. If you are not sure what you are doing, better to seek help from a pro. Or wait that Davebig start his installation.
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    Good morning twintwin my plan includes a press and a heat gun, I thought I might start today but weather's clearing so I think I'll take mine for a ride instead :-)
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    wish i can go for a ride. got what to do on the bearing.... thx, enjoy the ride
    installed my rear automotive wheel, but the ABS sensor ring had to go, i also took it out from the front wheel. there is no choice, clearance issue in the rear and i don't think this wheels are made to receive an ABS sensor ring. i also took out the space you see on the picture with the ABS sensor. i am running 175 65 R15 the rear tire has about a quarter inch clearance to the muffler. abs sensor ring.JPG rearwheel.JPG
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    I have not installed the EZS set up however the earlier type of ABS ring might still work for you. I know when we build our automotive rear wheel conversion we build it set up to take both the early (r1100GS) and the latter type shown in your photo.
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    thank Jay, i will explore that, davebig has same set up let me see what he says.

    got the bearing out, now i am trying to take the flexible bushing #3 out, i removed the clip #2 that locks them in but they are more difficult to take out than the bearing. just want to double confirm i am taking bushing out, i know it is common sense forks will not install into the tree unless those are taken out....thanks .....got a puller from auto zone now, going for a walk to farmers market.... little cloudy in Los Angeles. drawing.png
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    There are different sensor rings for different years, the earlier 1150s used a solid aluminum sensor ring the later bikes came with a stamped/slotted steel ring. When I bought my wheel form Stoker he had one of the solid aluminum rings and I couldn't get it to work. Taking with a Beemer Tech I was told that the solid ring was setup for a analog sensor & signal where the slotted was for a digital sensor & signal. To make the stamped/slotted ring work Stoker modified a ring by cutting off the mounting tabs and making & mounting new ones:

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    BTW, I see your profile says you are in Los Angeles. I too am in Southern California, let me know if there is anything I can do to lend a hand.
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    Doublemocha, I have a 04, a EZS rear wheel, and the ABS sensor fit. I see on the picture of the ring, that you gave up on the spacer!, you can add one more. If you have a 04 too, without the ABS ring and sensor correctly hooked up, you will get a red fault light warning, and NO BRAKE. You better put back those rings.
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    And YES you have to take off for good the 2 bushings (#3 on the chart).
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    Ok lads I went out and rode awhile enough to get big tank so only about 3 gallons remain, washed the bike and swept out garage stall. Will Doublemocha be annoyed if I post here also or do you want me on my own thread ? Maybe I better just editorialize on my own thread.DB
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    Spacer

    On the left you have the R1150GSA, on the right the R1100R (if I remember well)
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    The thickness of the GS one is 1 mm, the one of the R is 2 mm.
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    I guess I put a 2 mm one, but put more as needed as you have 1/4" clearance with your tire and the muffler. Just had some washer on the caliper to compensate. But PUT BACK your ABS ring, if you have a 04 with the link servo brake, ABS system.
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    i am ok sharing this thread with you, it will be good.... i went out for a ride myself i will post later. for now i will try taking off those bushing...thx
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  20. doublemocha

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    yes mine is also an 04, i will work on getting the spacers in and getting the abs ring sensors ...thanks
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