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Crawling over the line here with the NC30, realised one of the rebound adjusters had lost its ability to click, stripped it down again and found the garter ring had snapped, managed to source a new one, but still didn’t feel good, stripped the adjuster out of the rod top and could see the brass detents were worn, so new bolt tops and rod adjusters.
Finally put the whole lot back together, and now just going through a full detail of the panels, 3 stage polish, and 2 coats of wax and all that’s left is a setup on the suspension, which means bribing the wife to crawl around the garage floor taking some measurements whilst I relax on the bike, then off for the annual test.
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So, after days spent haggling, persuading, threatening and abusing, the Brits at Goodridge have finally issued me a refund.
They made me promise that the brake lines have been disposed of and will not find their way onto another machine.
I promised that they were.
The local product (Louis – Europe's number 1 for motorcycle clothing and technology) is better suited to the bike, fits better, and the heads rotate!
Just, no option for color...
 
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I'd not been happy with the brakes on my 1000RR and compared to the 929 are poor. I'd already changed the fluid - couple of air bubble but still not a great improvement, changed to braided lines (Goodridge), but still not much better, so I've fitted Brembo pads in the hope that that the old pads had got contaminated with something over the years - there is plenty of pad materiel left and at 7,000 miles there should be! The pistons were/are all free to move and push in with finger pressure. Hoping to get out in a bit and do a bit of bedding in and see if that improves things...
 

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I'd not been happy with the brakes on my 1000RR and compared to the 929 are poor. I'd already changed the fluid - couple of air bubble but still not a great improvement, changed to braided lines (Goodridge), but still not much better, so I've fitted Brembo pads in the hope that that the old pads had got contaminated with something over the years - there is plenty of pad materiel left and at 7,000 miles there should be! The pistons were/are all free to move and push in with finger pressure. Hoping to get out in a bit and do a bit of bedding in and see if that improves things...
Had 3 litre Blades , RR6, RRA & RRE, brakes never the strongest point, one thing I always found was cleaning the floating bobbins between carrier and disc makes a real difference and prevents a lot of the issues that cause disc warping. If you done this fine, if you’ve never done it, just takes time and a bolt and nut, bolt that fits through the bobbin and then tighten onto nut, and if the bobbins sticking, working it backwards and forwards and you will see the dried crud disintigrating, coupious amounts of brake cleaner blasted in until they turn freely.
When I was commuting, this was a monthly routine in the depths of winter, with all the muck and salt on the roads.
Also even if the pistons move freely, pump them forward, clean and that means twisting them in their bores to get them totally clean and coat very lightly with red rubber grease and push back in, it’s always the dust seals that cause drag.
 

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Good shout on the bobbins bits, everything else seems ok. I've never known this to be an issue, my rr-w was commuted 52 miles a day for years in all but snow and ice but will take a look just to be sure! Anyhow the Brembo's are working well having been out today but need to bed in properly. I gave the discs a wipe round with brake cleaner yesterday too.
 

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Have last week built my 954 to a track bike.
Did also clean rims and all alu parts and will during weekend clean chain and secure last bolts and maybe clean brakes.
Left to do is to secure some bolts with wire like oil plug and oil filter.
Then left rear peg i only have on to secure bike on trailer and will go off on track.
Thinking about slicks and tyre warmers now too.
Then i will leave bike to go through whole suspension this winter.

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Had new tyres fitted to the Tiger that I bought last year and not ridden much as yet. I asked the tyre fitter what the year of manufacture was on the old Pirellis was and he said 2004 for the front and 2006 for the rear - no wonder they were cracking up!!
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No picture, but CMSNL.com finally had the left side exhaust tip, so I bought it and swapped it in. Next month will be the manifold, then I need for the right side tip to become available. A new exhaust system for another 30 years!

(having a new exhaust tip pointed out to me that the old ones had been repaired at some point! If you look at the last picture I posted, you see the old tip. Someone welded a strip of Stainless Steel around the outside! I know the bike has slid in the past, and the repairs were 'affordable', to say the least!)
 

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I am currently waiting for a special order part to arrive from England.
My upper radiator hose (Hose 'C', 19504ms2000) is a two-sized hose, 5cm in length.
It is also NLA everywhere I've looked! So, now I am waiting on a silicon hose.....
From England to Germany should only take three weeks! (Thanks, BREXIT!)
 
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