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  2. Jamesco

    Rust on brake disc

    I had my Pajero serviced @Mitsubishi a couple of days ago and got the below written on the bill: (Ignore the spelling pls, not their first language) About the shocks, roll bar bushing, drop links I will check myself with pry bar/ borescope/bounce check later...before spending any money...
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  4. t5er

    Vacuum brake bleeding kit recommendation please

    When stripping the calliper can I ask did you drain all the fluid out of the system? as I have never done this. The potential problem regarding bleeding may be in the ABS unit . This is uncharted territory for me as I have always topped up the master cylinder as required to prevent air getting into the system (I have never been sure whether the fluid in the ABS unit gets changed).To work on a calliper I have a brake line clamp to stop fluid loss and air getting in. Hopefully one of our members can be more helpful. Please be very careful on your test ride.
  5. Andy m

    Rust on brake disc

    The ABS on the V7-850 is pretty smooth. If I wanted to be critical I'd say too smooth, could feel like brake seal failure rather than a loss of adhesion. Weirdly, the typical reaction by Giuseppe Publico is to release the brake control at that point. My preference is a more agricultural cycling that is obviously ABS, but if I couldn't tell the difference and hold the control you'd all take the ****. Its a lump to do stoppies on. I'm no fan of twin discs, change the master cylinder if you want more decel for less lever travel. Two cold and glazed brakes, both still limited by the t
  6. Grumpy old man

    Vacuum brake bleeding kit recommendation please

    Please keep us informed.
  7. Xactly

    Rust on brake disc

    I find that the brakes on my NC750X are adequate, nothing more. They work but both together are needed to stop quickly from high speed. My Moto Guzzi is very similar in this respect, having a similar single front disc setup, albeit without the trendy moth-eaten look, and also being relatively heavy. I would imagine both would be a bit marginal two-up or with a completist pie-eater on board. Prior to these bikes most of mine in the last twenty or so years have had twin front discs that were sufficient on their own to stop the bike from high speed, usually with relatively little pressure and v
  8. MatBin

    Rust on brake disc

    Compared to abs assisted large twin discs on the front on say a big Sports Tourer e.g. Triumph Sprint 955i the NC shows less initial 'bite', but yes you can lock them if required and have enough time. They are perfectly adequate for the bike, especially if you use the rear brake too. Trouble is old farts like me need re-education to use a rear brake in anger without worrying the rear wheel will lock and swing round, as they did in the 70/80's, so I tend to rely on the front to a very large extent, on all bikes on tarmac, and therefore reckon the NC could do with a bit more front. Tbh my c
  9. Steve Blackdog

    Vacuum brake bleeding kit recommendation please

    Yes, I have linked brakes. I bled the front centre nipple first then the rear. No sign of air bubbles. I also stripped, cleaned and greased the caliper using silicone grease on the rubber bits and copper grease where indicated in the Service Manual. I think I need to take it for a test ride and see if I am imagining things!
  10. Grumpy old man

    Rust on brake disc

    I've not had a lot of experience on other bikes other than the Nc but I find the Nc brakes very adequate in fact on one occasion on braking hard into a corner ( miss read it) I had the back wheel up and the Abs cutting in, I presume the abs was cutting in because the bike wheel was hopping. Baring in mind I'm no Rossi so it doesn't happen often.
  11. Grumpy old man

    Vacuum brake bleeding kit recommendation please

    Good point I think Steve has the 700 with linked brakes.
  12. t5er

    Vacuum brake bleeding kit recommendation please

    Please be aware that the procedure for bleeding the back brake involves bleeding the centre piston of the front caliper first,assuming you have linked brakes. I hope this is your case as bleeding the system has always been straightforward when I have attempted it. ride safe
  13. davebike

    Vacuum brake bleeding kit recommendation please

    Sticky pistons and on sliding callipers like the NC worn or rusty sliding pins or what they go into Classic is use on non rubber safe grease on the smaller pin rubber it gointo swells resulting on reluctance to slide and aspungy brake also same pin where rubber goes though calliper body alloy body corrodes and pushes the rubber to grip the pin Years of experence tells me look for corrosion and spif parts first I only bleed if system been appart or job came in with brand new fluid and signs of work being done sliding calipers not sliding or components worn is way more common
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  15. Steve Blackdog

    Vacuum brake bleeding kit recommendation please

    What mechanical faults should I be looking for?
  16. MatBin

    Rust on brake disc

    I would need a broom handle to assist the NC brakes I think.
  17. Steve Case

    Rust on brake disc

    I had one of those cast iron rear disks Motorworks used to sell on the R1100GS, it wasn't grabby but the power just kept increasing the longer you held it. I could stop 350Kg of pig iron and pie eater easily with just the rear it was that good
  18. Steve Case

    Rust on brake disc

    Ooo blimey Matt your getting all racey here, what next stoppies down Harpenden high street
  19. Steve Case

    Engine noise when clutch is released

    Oooo Lordy Lordy, just seen the MCN piece on the C90 challenge, thats the whole of France and 1/2 way down the Spanish east coast!!!!
  20. splke

    Rideouts?

    always up for a coffee at a decent cafe pal try and arrange a date see if you can get any interest brewed
  21. Steve Case

    Engine noise when clutch is released

    I met someone who said his perfect two up tourer was his GSXR1100, make of that what you will. I would ride a C90 Cub to Spain for charity, but I sure as hell wouldn't ride it back.
  22. roddy

    Whos got the highest milage?

    Ha ha your right. I work in a busy state school and there is no way I would be a teacher even if I had the brains. If they could just teach that would be fine its all the rest of the rubbish they have to do on top.
  23. wjvh

    Whos got the highest milage?

    Not a great advert for teaching though!
  24. roddy

    Whos got the highest milage?

    Just had Ride mag through the door and on the last page there is a rider she used to be a teacher and became a motorcycle courier. Bought her NC750S and in two years put 120,000 miles on it and according to the article the bike has not missed a beat, kept outside, oil change every 10,000 miles, rarely cleaned, original shock lasted 60,000 miles, chain and sprocket lasted 30,000 miles. She doesn't ride it so much now but still starts on the button. What a great advert how well made our NC's are.
  25. MatBin

    Rust on brake disc

    When disc brakes first appeared on road going, not racing, motorcycles it was partly because they were easier to make than drum brakes, partly fashion and partly for performance, probably in that order. Some Japanese ones rusted, those in the US because they weren't used in the wet but sat on a drive or in a garage, so the Yanks complained. The Japs being very customer aware started making discs out of materials that didn't rust and the Yanks didn't mind because they didn't ride in the wet. UK riders did (and still do) ride in the wet, so unless you had cast iron discs (usually made by Brembo
  26. davebike

    Rust on brake disc

    Yes my suspition on the customers bike was ACF50 I did it once by mistake, careless spray now very carefull with ACF50 !
  27. Andy m

    Rust on brake disc

    ACF-50 will result in a dry cleaning bill. I know because I got ahead of my self and started spraying before I put the covers on 😓😞🤕🤐 Andy
  28. davebike

    Rust on brake disc

    Yes I love it Andy Best one we had, a customer came in "brakes are crap" rode it Yes CRAP what you done recently "just cleaned it" clean all three disks with brake cleaner and a Gental rub emmery paper ride again with hard braking 3 goes and brakes are fine Customer would not say what he put on disks!
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