So I bought Fast Frank captured spacers for my new wheels and when I was on the website I saw their R1 captured rear brake mount. Our calipers aren't the same and the price tag is pretty high. As of now, my wheels are off getting new tires so I had some free time and the tools needed to do it myself.
It's not that complicated, drilling aligned holes in the axle block and caliper mount, counter sinking the bolt heads in the axle block and then getting bolts at the right depth that the block still moves but the bolts don't stick out.
First step, clean the bikes parts.
Then, I traced the bolt head for drilling.
Next I drilled a pilot hole that was the size of the bolt shaft.
Then I drilled, counter sunk, deep enough for the bolt heads to recess.
Then I measured very carefully and multiple times, to align the holes for the caliper mount.
Then I drilled the hole that I needed to tap, using tape to make sure I didn't pierce the whole mount (so I can bottom out the bolts)
The wheel base of the FZ/MT10 is rather short, I had to grind a groove into the swingarm to clear the bolt.
That's pretty much it!
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2018 16:31:57 GMT -7 by blackclu
Thanks, nice work. What about drilling a pilot hole through the block and into the backing plate while the wheel & axle are installed, taking them apart to resize/tap the pieces, and only using the rear bolt to hold them together while mounting the wheel? You don't need the small bolt once the axle is installed. I guess I'm just lazy that way. I am also going to make a wooden block to go under the tire & wheel to hold them at the right height for axle insertion since they are pretty heavy.
Hi mrhix, I'll post a picture later, but once the axle nut is on, there is no room, even if you didnt use the washer. If you think about it, there is never a time you need to remove the caliper mount, unless you were repainting or parting out the bike, so why not do it semi permanent? The wood block is a good idea. You can buy an adjustable block from Motion Pro or something, but that is a bit excessive.