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Offline NMKawierider

Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« on: April 15, 2017, 04:39:22 PM »
As time goes on you look for things that make your experience just a little more pleasant..and being retired always looking for that next little project. For me lately I have been plugging holes trying to keep as much of the noise, dust and heat out of the cab as possible. Summer riding season here can be hot and dusty...so..as I run-out of holes to plug..I noticed the parking brake and how it's open to the back side...well..it needs a boot.  :)

Not wanting to spend a lot of money I grabbed some 18G sheet metal I had around the shop and after a few measurements made a frame that could be molded to fit the curves of that area. Did that, drilled some holes and gave it a little paint. Here it is with the measurements:





Ordered this el-cheap-o vinyl boot from amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UM9NEEI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Grabbed some pan-head stainless screws from Lowes. They could have been 1/2":



When the boot came it looked like this:





The rubber handle just slides off:



With a little stretch and tuck, the base got mounted:



Then with a little snip, roll and 1-zip tie the neck gets positioned and the rubber gets put back on. That's it..one less open hole. :)










« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 05:22:21 PM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline gfmoto

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 08:28:38 PM »
Looks awesome, NMK!! Yet another great idea. I know I do feel some heat coming from the e brake space.
2015 ZForce 800EX
32" light bar
2-4" spots
Custom Cv guards
DIY 1/2 windshield
UNI air filter
DIY rear window
BOSS ATV 28. 450W speakers
Alpena Rock Lights (tough pods)
2" RZR Bracket lift
Roof extensions
27" Maxxis Corranado Tires
Alpena RGB rock lights
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1/2 Doors w/custom paint and graphics

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Offline bezerk1

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 08:29:42 PM »
That looks really good.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 08:34:23 PM »
Thanks guys. Just plug'n holes...:)

« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 09:21:45 AM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Wheels

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 08:58:59 PM »
Your a legend
If it has Pistons or Tits you will encounter problems.

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Offline flash

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 09:19:51 AM »
NMK, man that looks great, I'm gonna hafta do that...
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Offline chuddly

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 06:52:13 AM »
Great idea...but thats where I let all the mud and crap fall through so I dont know if that will work for me LOL.

Good work as always!  Thanks for posting it
I can imagine a world completely at peace.  A world where there are no weapons, no war, and no violence at all.  And I can imagine us taking over that world because they would never expect it.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 07:51:52 AM »
Great idea...but thats where I let all the mud and crap fall through so I dont know if that will work for me LOL.

Good work as always!  Thanks for posting it
Yeah..you need some open holes for washing-out...I saw the pics from the race....lol
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline chuddly

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 08:10:51 AM »
I have never been so dirty in all my life.  I was spitting mud out of my mouth the whole race LOL.  When we stood up out of the SxS after the race mud was falling off of us in 2-3lb chunks and making the lovely "plop" sound on the ground.  I can promise you we had between 700-1000 lbs of mud on/in that thing and that was a MAJOR reason the shocks felt as bad as they did.  I spent 5 hours power washing it and its not CLEAN....it just doesnt have large chunks of mud on it anymore. 
I can imagine a world completely at peace.  A world where there are no weapons, no war, and no violence at all.  And I can imagine us taking over that world because they would never expect it.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 08:40:46 AM »
I have never been so dirty in all my life.  I was spitting mud out of my mouth the whole race LOL.  When we stood up out of the SxS after the race mud was falling off of us in 2-3lb chunks and making the lovely "plop" sound on the ground.  I can promise you we had between 700-1000 lbs of mud on/in that thing and that was a MAJOR reason the shocks felt as bad as they did.  I spent 5 hours power washing it and its not CLEAN....it just doesnt have large chunks of mud on it anymore. 
I can't even imagine that much mud....
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline dragonmac

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 06:41:02 AM »
NMK...decided to take a look at my machine, park brake handle opening , and I don't know why I never noticed that much clearance before...definitely has to be plugged !! thanks for the template...now to get it done  ;D
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Offline Coloradocrawler

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 10:07:37 PM »
NMK.....nice work, and yet now another mod I will need to do to my "Z".
2019 Zforce 1000
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GPS,  chop coming soon.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 10:29:13 PM »
NMK.....nice work, and yet now another mod I will need to do to my "Z".
Thanks. Just trying to keep as much heat and noise out as I can. I even packed memory foam around the seat belt openings and every other hole I could find then shot some black paint on it to blend in...lol.  Every little bit helps. :)

2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Diver

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 07:12:17 AM »
I see a new mod for my winter project..
 thanks

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Offline glenlivet

Re: Parking/Hand Brake Boot for the Z
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 11:19:41 AM »
You're just refining the hell out of that machine. If you hear some rustling in the garage in night, it might be some black clad Chinese engineers slinking around taking pictures and jotting down notes.
For a nation to believe it can tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and believing he can raise himself by pulling on the handle - Winston Churchill