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Author Topic: Readie's Blog - or didn't we have a luv-er-ly day, the day we went to the races!  (Read 301066 times)

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Nice Tracey’s about to go on the meat market....

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Nice Tracer about to go on the market....
Hmmmm....

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Nice Tracer about to go on the market....

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I can find nothing in the manual on spark plugs. The manual is not written by those who wrote the manual for the 885 where there was some minor contradiction but generally clarity. This manual feels like that clarity is giving way to “newspeak” and heading toward the dealer service manual where nothing is given to help guide other than guide toward a dealer.

Does motorcycling end with pay-as-you go dealer authorised machines locked to DVla roadside recognition and insurance sanctioned use? Maybe I’ll be asking for the Yam back
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They’re EBC discs and show no wear but EBC have a reputation for warping. Reading EBC’s website they explain that fully floating discs don’t have moving rotors or bobbins spinning easily if they are they’re loose and out of spec according to EBC. I’ve had rotors jangling on carriers before... EBC explain that the bobbin is there to allow expansion and contraction of the rotor allowing it to “fully float” from the carrier. I’ve bought new brembo discs instead. I’ll send the EBC’s to ABE for checking and will sell what’s good.

I have been reading my Triumph manual so tomorrow is another parts list and order and I’ll start it’s 12k mile service.
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True, never ever use oil on brake discs to so squeal only use red rubber grease so as not to damage any seals nearby

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You say that, we said that to some kid who's rich daddy bought him the brand new Honda moped (we're talking 1977 here) but had brake squeal. My mate suggested he oiled them (only joking)...and he did. And nearly killed himself!   Darwinian selection, we honestly couldn't  believe he could be that fu  :censored ing stupid... but he was.

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What are jokes?

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yes. I good quality 3 in 1. it should stop any brake squealing also  :D

these are jokes btw
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Thought everyone knew that trick.
After they are free make sure you oil then well so they don't stick again. [emoji39]

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I dont know whether its god level but its certainly decent  :D
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have you checked to make sure 1 or more of the disk bobbins arent siezed and stopping the disc from floating properly?

I have had that before, the trick is to pass a bolt through each bobbin, and nip it up with a nut (all dependent on size of the bobbin holes) then attach the end of the nut in a drill chuck. Liberal application of brake cleaner and spin them free. you would be surprised how much crap comes out of them.

It might not be that but its cheaper to try it than buying new discs. Its worked for me on 2 bikes now.
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My golden thong will have to suffice

That’s not actually mine, it’s a US bike. Mine’s identical except I’ve taken off the fly screen (no flies on me) and the bellypan so it’s “stock”. Though it does have a similar can but in black. The handling is impressive for the short time I had the confidence to push on a little but too cautious with a warped front disc that was too grabby in hard and slow braking to be safe. I have some dealer checks booked for next week and I’ll give it the 12k service myself and do discs and other items before getting out for another days ride to get a better feel for it. Bought the Troumph service manual and might just get some workshop overalls too. Yes, the red & black has grown on me
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now that is lovely! red and black is the best colour scheme

Almost, a gold grab rail and it would be perfect ;)
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