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    Quote Originally Posted by The Englishman View Post
    Thanks Darren, I hope things improve for you and you make it this year...riding your bike!
    U n me both buddy omg i gotta catch a break sometime ya know

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenl027 View Post
    U n me both buddy omg i gotta catch a break sometime ya know
    Yes you do!
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    Badass Keith........ Cant wait to see where this goes.......

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    Sweet ride. Might be the bike to beat! cant wait to see more on the progress
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    Limitations can only be learned by exceeding them.


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    Hey Keith! check this out>>>



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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaws justice View Post
    Sweet ride. Might be the bike to beat! cant wait to see more on the progress
    Thanks, I'll know more in the next week or so as to it's overall condition...They have air suspension, but I'm dumping that and converting the forks to a normal setup, I have plenty of Suzuki and Yamaha fork springs I'll post pics of the mods when I get to them.

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    Wow, that's a good deal, I'll keep my eye on it, thanks.

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    Hey Keith! check this out>>>
    HaHaHa
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    Today I intended to fit spools to the swing arm, as there is no provision for them, I had to come up with a conversion kit. This would have taken more time than I had today, so I took measurements and photos so that I can design my adapter kit...I am using Eric's Yamaha spools that he took off after his accident, they only have a small amount of damage and will work great

    The next job was to see if the Gixxer shock would fit this bike without major work, a quick measurement soon revealed the Gixxer shock was too long and would raise the rear too high. The 05-06 Gixxer 1000 shock is shorter, but I don't think I have one of them. The other option is to find a ZX6R shock to try, used ones are cheap on Ebay...Unfortunately, that's as far as I got with that job.

    Next was the brakes, these worked, but dragged because they didn't fully release. I removed all the brake calipers from the bike and prepared to dismantle them. It was interesting to find all three calipers were identical, pads and all.

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    I set about dismantling one caliper at a time so that I didn't get parts mixed up. The mounting bracket and brake pads came out fairly easily, the slides were only slightly stuck and slid out with a little persuasion, I removed all the shims and tried to remove the bleed screw. The bleed screw was stuck, and took quite a lot of back and forth screwing to allow the PB Blaster to get in and work it's magic. After a little while I was able to remove the screw to reveal a lot of rust.

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    Once the bleed screw was removed, I tried to remove the piston, however, this was basically stuck also. I could get it to turn, but could not remove it. I decided the best way to remove it was to re-connect it to the braking system and "pump it out". This worked great and will be how I remove the rest of the pistons.

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    As you can see in the photo of the piston, there is a lot of build-up on the surface, however, there is no rust and it appears to be in pretty good shape. On inspection of the seals and dust boots, they all appear to be in good condition and do not need replacing. However, if there is any seepage on re-assembly, I will replace the seals (trying to stay in budget). The first caliper is fully disassembled and ready for cleaning and reassembly in the morning.

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    To be continued...
    Playing safe, is still playing!


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    These threaded remind me of the TV show "How Stuff Works". I used to watch that show every chance I had.

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    ........... Perfect description Ej..... Thats why I love them. Some serious talent around here.......

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