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 on: Today at 08:07:44 am 
Started by Nito - Last post by Nob
Pity we’ve not got some nice dry weather coming up for a proper ride out on her after the love shown.

 on: Today at 12:20:03 am 
Started by Aldo - Last post by Aldo
Fitted two of them Ram ball thingys,,,,,,,,,,,,,,one fir ma satnav and had to cut and weld the M8 left hand threaded bolt that holds the right hand side mirror on.

Wiz majorly pissed off but also thankful that I had ma machine on front and rear stands.

A screwed on ma TPMS thingys tae the tyre valves,,,,,,,,,,,,the ones that give yer tyre pressures on yer satnav.

A spun the front wheel by hand and fook me did it no klunk and jam,,,,,,fukk fukk fukk fukk.

They're fukkin usless on these wheels.   cry1

Anyhoo ma machine's all sparkily, fueled and ready to go meet the September FudFesters in the mornin.

 on: Today at 12:01:24 am 
Started by Nob - Last post by Aldo
Aye,,,,,,,,,,,,fulled up fir tomorrow.   happy119

 on: Today at 12:00:11 am 
Started by Vinny - Last post by Aldo
cant believe the fuds havnt checked in on TW yet  what5 what5

Probably 'cause it wiz Beer O'Clock ya fud.   happy119

 on: September 21, 2018, 10:39:14 pm 
Started by Vinny - Last post by Aka_Gilo
Hope the craic is good boys  eat9

 on: September 21, 2018, 10:27:28 pm 
Started by Vinny - Last post by roy
cant believe the fuds havnt checked in on TW yet  what5 what5

 on: September 21, 2018, 12:25:30 pm 
Started by Vinny - Last post by garry
by the way this rather gentle breeze is picking up you should be oop north quite rapidly..

 on: September 21, 2018, 12:02:50 pm 
Started by Nito - Last post by Nito
Hopefully this weekend I'll get time to get the rear wheel and swing arm area cleaned up and wheel back on so I can get it back on the deck and if the weather is decent, run it up the road to check the brakes and get the oil warm so I can do the 500 mile oil change.

 on: September 21, 2018, 11:57:47 am 
Started by Nito - Last post by Nito
Finally, rear caliper time, done last Sunday which brings me up to work done to date;

I thought the rear brake was perfect as it seemed to work well. On removing the rear wheel to replace the cush drive, I tested the rear caliper just to make sure all was good and discovered that there was no movement on the inboard piston, whereas the outside piston was moving freely. Having seen the mess in the front calipers I took the opportunity to order the relevant seals and bite the bullet to refurbish this at the same time. I thought the inboard piston might be seized and was hoping that I wouldn’t require a new piston!

First things first, caliper removed and cleaned up with diesel. Like the front calipers, the exposed part of the pistons were in good order, more crud on them than the front but the diesel shifted it easily.

All cleaned up ready for strip down…

Splitting the caliper, what was immediately apparent was the state of the fluid galleries where the caliper halves join.

It didn’t take long to figure out why the inboard piston wouldn’t budge…the gallery was plugged solid. Even chipping away with a screwdriver was struggling to shift it and compressed air didn’t touch it.

The only thing that did was a 2mm drill bit which I turned by hand…

This had been the reason for the piston not moving. As it turned out, both pistons were perfect and all the seals were even in good order. The fluid was a bit of a mess with a fair amount of bits in it.

The old seals were removed, the bores and pistons cleaned out and the replacement parts all laid out…

The new seals were smeared with red rubber grease to ease fitment as per the workshop manual.

Pistons were fitted with some brake fluid to slip them in…

O seal inserted, again with red rubber grease, positioned and caliper joining bolts were subsequently tightened down to correct torque, 32nm.

The old pad sliding pins and springs were cleaned up…

Pads installed with ceramic grease applied to the rear of the pad backing plates and sliding pins…

New seals were fitted to the control arm bearing housing

and finally, all bolted up and bled ready to go. This bled up surprisingly easily…

So that is the brakes all done. Front and rear with goodrich braided hoses and EBC HH Sintered pads all round and fresh Silkolene Maintain fluid.

I’m hoping this should be a totally different beast now on the braking front! The rear caliper should now have twice the power and the fronts should also be functioning as intended.

 on: September 21, 2018, 09:37:01 am 
Started by Vinny - Last post by Aldo
Take care dudes,,,,,,,,,,,,ride safe.

Today's forecast for the weekend has definitely improved for nesbitland,,,,,,,,,not looking good fir englandshire though.

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