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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby sweatmark » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:19 am

Aha! You painted successfully.

Glad the new fuel pump has met expectations.

Are fork gaiters split or whole (thusly installed over disconnected fork slider)?

You remain the "R1150 Brake Master" (sic) in my estimation.

Need to start my own topic for Rockster2 happenings.

Thanks for update James.
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby riceburner » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:32 pm

sweatmark wrote:Aha! You painted successfully.

Glad the new fuel pump has met expectations.

Are fork gaiters split or whole (thusly installed over disconnected fork slider)?

You remain the "R1150 Brake Master" (sic) in my estimation.

Need to start my own topic for Rockster2 happenings.

Thanks for update James.


You're far too kind! The paint job finish is terrible! :D

The gaiters are complete tubes, hence why the stanchions came off.

Still not convinced by the fuel pump, but will use it for now.
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Postby riceburner » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:54 pm

FINALLY!

I have BRAKES! Brakes worthy of the name, not poor meagre attempts at braking - but no - brakes that are actually capable of overcoming the grip of tyres on tarmac!!

:D

First step:
Remove old crappy calipers
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Clear away the handlebar gubbins
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Very important: keeping the master cylinder pulled tight means that the reservoir won't piss itself all over the bike when you remove the hoses.....
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Yes - ALL the gubbins....
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You don't know how long I've waited for this moment.....
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Give the sealing surface a wipe off
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Drain off the old calipers and hoses
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New (2nd hand) Brembo goodness
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Hi-temp grease for the pads.
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And in they go....
(yes I did up the pin properly....)
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THE SHINY!! OOOH THEY SHINEYY!!!
I wants it, I HAS IT!
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This is the glory of the Goodridge 'build a line' system.
Mount up the banjos FIRST
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That 14mm spanner is a little awkward on this side (thanks to the nipple placement)
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The double banjo at the top
(the cable tie is to keep them together (but not RIGHT together) as I do up the bolt - otherwise the outer banjo will rotate into an awkward position
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THEN start hooking up the hoses
(but don't do them up tight JUST yet)
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Because you want to get them laid out into their routing FIRST
The P-clips help to tidy things up.
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Removing the old T-split support bracket - yet another mullered bolt..... :(
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Doesn't 'look' that bad.....
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Found a couple of matching screws for the P-clips - don't forget the copa-slip!
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Once all the hoses are together, and tightened (ahem...*)
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Got the hoses bled up.... then out onto tarmac for bedding in the new pads
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Everything that came off:
Tidied up and stored away, probably to rot forever, but anyone actually wants any of the bits let me know. (the hoses are factory fit lengths of braided and will go on a standard R1150R with ease).
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Checking the hoses don't foul anything
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Nice and neat up top.
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Realised the hoses were engaging with the swingingarm at full lock, so turned the P-Clips around and the result is much neater.
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Clearance at full lock.
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Nice and tidy
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I feel I need to explain this...
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If I used 3 'thin' copper washers, the Goodridge double banjo bolt grounds out in the m/c BEFORE it goes tight (it's ever so slightly too long).
SO - LUCKILY the Goodridge order came with 10 THICK copper washers. At first I was uncertain about using them - the double banjo is actually measured out for fitting 2 banjos with THIN washers, and if you use 3 THICK washers the galleries for the second banjo are out of alignment. HOWEVER - use them like this, and the galleries line up (more or less) ok. Certainly good enough for government work. ;)


Heading out tomorrow for shakedown ride and then a day on the bike (I hope). :D


* Yes I forgot to tighten up one of the damn fittings and it leaked fluid all over the caliper. No photos because the phone battery was nearly dead and I figured taking photos was distracting me a bit
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby Buckster » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:25 am

Thanks for the good write up with pics. =D>
I replaced mine a few years ago with the SS lines (old ones were rubber on the R) but used the the set up with a T with a crossover right behind the fender. I figured that there would be less chance of messing up than the two line install.
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby riceburner » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:57 am

Buckster wrote:Thanks for the good write up with pics. =D>
I replaced mine a few years ago with the SS lines (old ones were rubber on the R) but used the the set up with a T with a crossover right behind the fender. I figured that there would be less chance of messing up than the two line install.


My thoughts are that the T-piece and the 'U'-piece are places where air bulbs can easily be trapped - hence why I far prefer the 2-parallel lines option.

IIRC it's commonly used in racing because there's also regs (in some classes) that state that the brake hose MUST NOT pass over the wheel - presumably to prevent any tyre destruction events damaging the brake hoses and spilling fluid onto the track, or causing the brakes to completely fail.
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby Tigcraft » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:52 pm

Looks like someone has had an enjoyable spannering session? I just love it when a plan comes together as I’m doing similar jobs to my Mz Skorpion sport now it’s come out of a 4 1/2 deep sleep! I would post pics but it’s still beyond me!

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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby riceburner » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:27 pm

Always good fun!

Realied today though that I've lost one of the bolts from the rear caliper, doh! Couple of cable ties got me home though.
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby riceburner » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:23 pm

There's always something..... FD bearing has gone. :(
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby riceburner » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:28 am

So... fd bearings are being replaced, but I've been shown a knackered outside pivot pin, and the aftermarket rear disc is rubbing on the inside of the caliper!

Cheap bikes are anything but!
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby riceburner » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:09 am

Quick update - the FD bearings are all sorted, many thanks to MotoScot near Luton - highly recommended!

Gave the bikes a clean - they come up well :)
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(shoddy photo due to poor lens on phone-camera).
Discovered the K has a sodding puncture.... that's the next job!

I also took the time last weekend to replace the latching mechanism on one of the panniers (AND the orange tab on the lock); AND managed to key-match the locking plate for my old K12RS tail-bag. I also moved my 'tool-tube' so that it fits nice and neatly under the LHS pannier cutout (I'm running the bike without an end can).

Fairly easy process tbh - the hardest part was drilling out the rivets that hold the pannier latch mechanism into the pannier body.

Also worth noting for anyone else attempting this (or anyone who finds this thread at a later date... ) - do NOT include the last of the 'active' blades in the pannier lock barrel (the very last blade is the one that locks the barrel to the cylinder). Once the barrel is in the cylinder, the second to last blade (ie, the last one the key interacts with) locks the key into the barrel. I think I knew this at some point in the past but had forgotten it.

So I now have full luggage with matching keys all round*. :D





* Well - apart from the knackered old Givi topbox who's lock seized up completely a while back, not that I ever had a key for it anyway. :D
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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby Tigcraft » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:16 pm

Any pics of the ‘tool tube’ in its new position James?

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Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Postby riceburner » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:51 pm

Tigcraft wrote:Any pics of the ‘tool tube’ in its new position James?


Will try to take some soon.
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