Is there any issue with bodywork clearance with the Sargent fast pins?[/QUOTE]
None, zip, nada. The only thing I had to do was drill the screw hole ever so slightly bigger for the pins to go through. BTW, follow their directions on drill size "to the T
," because the bearings that secure the pins in place are small. There's a chance if you don't have what they tell you to use and 'round up' the hole will be too large. So, if you don't have the suggested size, make a trip to the hardware store. And no I don't recall the bit size.
I've used these on other bikes, and have never had a problem with them. I have never had a set wear out. Once the correct size hole is made, the pins slide in with no undo force required. It really "that simple." Initially, I would have to bend over and watch what I was doing. Now, I literally can remove them without looking - muscle memory just takes over.
I'll confide one wee bit of info that may or may not be unique to me. I have discovered a little trick about myself, that seems to make the 'procedure' fool-proof for me. It may make no difference for anyone else: Envision one is standing next to their bike looking in the line of direction the bike is facing. In other words, if the front tire is pointed North, my face is pointed North. I am standing slightly to the rear of the opening of the area that is covered by the tank cowling. I stick my 'outside hand into the cavity where the pin is located
.' So, if I am on the bike's left, I insert my left hand; on its right flank, I use my right hand. Weird, I know. But it's become automatic, and spot on every time. Something about the correct angle of elbow/wrist/digit flexation that works every time. If for some reason I forget, I'm-a-stumblin', and a-bumblin' around. Reset, job done.