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Offline Readmarx

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #101 on: 22:51 - 17 October, 2019 »
What hairy chested chisel jawed man mountain raced FJ’s...? When you ride those old heavyweights its scary to think people did!
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #100 on: 18:15 - 17 October, 2019 »
You can’t really know about suspenders until you get a few miles out of it... but they’re easy to ‘upgrade’ if needed. Loads of them have been used for racing so lots of choice.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #99 on: 20:03 - 16 October, 2019 »
Not much. Rear shock looks decent to be honest.

Front has new oil and seals and anti-dive is blocked off.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #98 on: 19:16 - 16 October, 2019 »
Remind me what you're doing with it's suspenders?
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #97 on: 07:57 - 15 October, 2019 »
Yeah it's one of the area's I always like to service on a 'new' (old) bike.  Get the brakes up to snuff along with oil/filters as a minimum.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #96 on: 23:08 - 14 October, 2019 »
Lovely. I hate jobs like that. But once done (and especially something safety critical like brakes) the satisfaction and peace of mind is a great feeling
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #95 on: 08:43 - 14 October, 2019 »
Piston puller arrived.  As I say it's a cheapo thing that will be simply occasional use, so not a big deal, and as with all these cheap kits the largest size they go to is 30mm, the FJ has 36mm pistons, so I was already primed to make myself the extra bit needed.

Turned out a section of aluminium and cut some slots in to allow the tool to spread it wide (ooer missus).



I could have easily made something to do the job, but as I say, these Chinese things are so cheap it would probably cost me more in the parts and time to knock something together.  It's also fairly basic so not much to go wrong, so I reckon will last for the use I will ever need from it.

The slide hammer still wouldn't actually budge the pistons so an alternative is to put the tool in the vice and then rotate the caliper itself to break the seal and get it to rotate up off the piston.  Lots of grunting later and the pistons were out.

Cleaned, up, and new seals back in it's all ready to go back on the bike  :thumb

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #94 on: 18:06 - 11 October, 2019 »
Yeah, too many holes to fill, as the actress said to the bishop.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #93 on: 15:50 - 11 October, 2019 »
Couldn't be bothered putting them back together to try and pump fluid through

You got an air compressor?
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #92 on: 15:33 - 11 October, 2019 »
Stripped the brake calipers apart last week ready for an overhaul with all new seals and pads.

Unfortunately as they've been left dry off the bike for so long, the pistons are stuck in the seals and I'd split the calipers before I'd realised.

Couldn't be bothered putting them back together to try and pump fluid through as the MC was also stripped down being re-painted, so took the opportunity to order more bike tools and got a set of piston pullers (just a chinesium cheap set).  The pistons are 34mm but these only go up to 30mm, so will be knocking up some spacers to bridge the gap.

Once out should be a simply clean up, new seals in and then can fit back on the bike with the new pads.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #91 on: 11:23 - 27 September, 2019 »
i do love a first startup clip!
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #90 on: 21:35 - 26 September, 2019 »
Use it as ‘thinking & planning’ time. Get some old copies of classic mechanics or practical sportsbike to browse.
or Leather Joy boys

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #89 on: 17:25 - 26 September, 2019 »
Use it as ‘thinking & planning’ time. Get some old copies of classic mechanics or practical sportsbike to browse.
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #87 on: 16:47 - 26 September, 2019 »
Use it as ‘thinking & planning’ time. Get some old copies of classic mechanics or practical sportsbike to browse.