By Dan B
I have a 2014 Joyner Renegade R2 1100cc. I've seen many posts about these bolts sheering off. I don't run my R2 very hard. I live in the desert southwest; not much mud around here. I'm just wondering if I've got a potential of having the same problem or do these bolts only sheer off when running hard through deep mud and such. Did Joyner realize this problem and include 12.9 bolts in later versions, like my model year? Seems like this problem appears in the earlier model years.
I recently replaced my rear driveshaft on my 08 Commando 650. Unfortunately, the parking brake rotor was welded to the old one, and the new one did not have one. The folks at Joyner recommended just moving the caliper to the rear wheel as there is a second bracket I could mount it to. However, the brake line is too short to reach that bracket, anyone done this reposition before? Are there standard size brake lines and fittings that I can buy to move it? Right now I have it bolted back up to the factory bracket but it sucks to not have a parking brake.
I have owned a 2008 Commando for a little over a year. It is relatively low milage for its age as it was stored for most of those years. In any case I have managed to tear up the rear reducer. I have several question for any one with experience:
1 It appears that the reducer can be separated from the drive shaft by removing cotter key and pin?
2 Are the half axles removed by snatching with a slap hammer? Any easy way to to get them out?
3 Once all that is done, will the reducer clear the various cross members to get it out of the frame.
4 I see a lot of references to "Lenny" in reference to upgrade kits. Can someone give me a link to "Lenny" and do any of his kits fit the Commando?
5 Has anyone developed a description of the reducer teardown and rebuild or a YouTube of same.
Any info is greatly appreciated and thanks!