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Pigeon
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PostPosted: 18:35 - 26 May 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
Leaking badly still. It's all OE seals and bushes, and the forks were rechromed fairly recently so I guess it's just Sod's Law, some seals last for years, others pop early. Try again.


Were they leaking before being re-chromed?
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Easy-X
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PostPosted: 11:16 - 28 May 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changed/fitted tyres on 3 bikes over the long weekend... one of them was only the 16" wheel BMX my granddaughter rides Laughing

Rear right indicator cut out on the Superlight - the one where previously the threads were all slack and it was dangling. I assumed the wires had pulled out of the lamp holder but, upon removal from the bike, turns out it was just one of the bullet connectors had popped out! I do love an easy fix Smile
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PostPosted: 21:33 - 30 May 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent the whole evening trying to fix the brakes on my project bike.

They kept sticking/binding.

Over the past few days, I'd tried (completely unnecessarily):
1) Rebuilding the master cylinder with a new TRK kit.
2) Bleeding the whole system it upwards and downwards, with one-way valves, a huge amount of DOT4, etc. Not a single bubble left inside.
3) Rebuilding the calipers at least 4 times (the pistons are shinier than a Harleyist's wildest dreams now).
4) Going for several test rides, after each of which the brakes were cooking after going a few miles down the road.

This evening, at the end of my tether, I dismantled the calipers for the umpteenth time and discovered:
I'd assembled them incorrectly (the spring was behind the pads when it should have been in front, so the pistons were pushing out and retracting normally, but the pads were staying out there, and then when more brake was applied the pistons went out and reached the pad and pumped it even more, etc.)

Reassembled, and went for a nutcase ride (came back just now). Getting up to speed and grabbing the brakes like a madman, to try and replicate the issue. Everything is fine! The brake discs when I got home were almost completely cool to the touch.

Should have been more careful when assembling the brakes.
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Kawasaki Jimbo
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PostPosted: 21:44 - 30 May 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
Leaking badly still. It's all OE seals and bushes, and the forks were rechromed fairly recently so I guess it's just Sod's Law, some seals last for years, others pop early. Try again.

Were they leaking before being re-chromed?

Yes they were. If necessary the rechromers straighten the forks too, although they didn't say whether mine had needed doing. The problem seemed to have been cured for a few hundred miles afterwards.
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Ste
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PostPosted: 16:10 - 02 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://i.imgur.com/r79QfaPh.jpg
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PostPosted: 16:14 - 02 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
https://i.imgur.com/r79QfaPh.jpg


That's not Ste's bike, it's my bike...
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Hong Kong Phooey
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PostPosted: 19:43 - 02 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reglued the hot grips, we'll see how gorilla glue works.

Made a 6 ton press from an old single bed and bottle jack, and with the leftovers a welding cart.

My welding ain't pretty but it seems strong enough, first time properly used, thin metal it tough to weld with my kit. I'm going to fashion a foot attachment for pressing tyres off rims too as g-clamps are annoying when they slip.
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PostPosted: 21:22 - 04 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slow puncture on Thursday. The Road 5 tire only made this feel apparent when it was under 10psi, and a manoeuvre felt a bit squidgy as I made progress between a few cars Laughing No visibly detectable leak so looks like I will be pulling the tire soon for a new valve. Tire was warm, but not enough to stress or damage it.

Forks leaking. Cleaned up and re-sealed. They had new seals at 90k? and have already needed cleaning once. However it seems to do the trick and there was a fucking ton of dirt down there.
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PostPosted: 20:26 - 08 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently every time I hit a bump I'd hear a clonk of something hitting the bottom of the fuel tank. Finally time to take a peek...

Well this doesn't look good:

https://i.imgur.com/e8LwUPb.jpg?1

And it was meant to be holding up this silver thing (fuel pump?)

https://i.imgur.com/dt4Wc5U.jpg?1

Cable ties to the rescue! (Damn you, autofocus!)

https://i.imgur.com/hpiS9fb.jpg?1
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RhynoCZ
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PostPosted: 22:13 - 08 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although the bike is not in the best visual condition, I decided to clean it and polish the shiny bits a bit... prior to this, I was in the forest, fighting the mud and dirt. The rear wheel looked like it was made out of mud, before I cleaned it.

https://cdn.bcf.44bytes.net/files/img_20190608_160844.jpg

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Ste
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PostPosted: 22:27 - 08 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to a bike meet, various bikes now have "for rectal use only" stickers on them.

Stickers might also have been stuck to cars. And road signs. And number plates. And bollards. And front doors. And letter boxes. And children's play areas. And lots of other things. Whistle


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recman
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PostPosted: 08:50 - 09 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
And children's play areas.


'What does this mean mummy?' 😂

Ste. Crossing the line since 2002.
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PostPosted: 20:28 - 09 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
various bikes now have "for rectal use only" stickers on them


Laughing That's a dangerous game...
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Easy-X
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PostPosted: 00:44 - 10 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste for mod... all the right credentials!
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Hong Kong Phooey
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PostPosted: 10:58 - 10 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broke it (yesterday).

Clutch arm loose, cable still in tact.
Luckily while setting off from traffic lights.

Recovered home, was too far away and urban to ride without a clutch.
Stripping it down tonight, joy.

=update=

My shaft is damaged at the base/tip, painful either way you call it.
https://i.postimg.cc/HsL1pzrW/20190611-093837.jpg

Parts on order.
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PostPosted: 14:04 - 10 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tightened the chain a tiny bit. Cleaned the bike, lubed things.
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Ste
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PostPosted: 23:35 - 10 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exciting summer season?!?

You people at Leatherick.com get excited when doing unspeakable things to small furry creatures? That's pretty fucked up!

https://i.imgur.com/gCQDi9C.jpg
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Easy-X
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PostPosted: 11:05 - 11 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sister Sledge wrote:
Tightened the chain a tiny bit. Cleaned the bike, lubed things.


https://media.giphy.com/media/3ohs829oYZcWZ6AONW/giphy.gif
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Sister Sledge
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PostPosted: 13:50 - 11 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

And why did you search for greased up naked pirate ((OK not a pirate - a man) exactly? ^^
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Ste
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PostPosted: 16:30 - 11 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leatherick have noticed my review. Laughing

"Hi Stephen,
I am feeling sorry for your disappointment. Please do let us know which item you have purchased? We offer 100% Refund policy. So please do let me know how we can help you ?
Thanks"
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PostPosted: 17:46 - 11 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought the last couple of 4litre Castrol fully synthetic oil bottles in the local Halfords before the staff removed the ‘Special Offer’ signs. It may be cheaper by a fraction on the www but there you go.
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PostPosted: 21:49 - 11 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

"We never ever do any spamming. Please highlight where you have found any link of ours. We used to do Google Ads but not spamming."

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Easy-X
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PostPosted: 22:01 - 11 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sister Sledge wrote:
And why did you search for greased up naked pirate ((OK not a pirate - a man) exactly? ^^


Honestly! I was looking for something else when Dave Grohl turned up and for some reason I thought of your comment...
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PostPosted: 06:38 - 12 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
"We never ever do any spamming. Please highlight where you have found any link of ours. We used to do Google Ads but not spamming."

Liar


Just followed their where they are based and it's within a hospital!
Bike leathers made from the skin of corpses..
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Ste
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PostPosted: 07:06 - 12 Jun 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're offering me free stuff. Thinking
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