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Old 04-25-2011, 09:51 PM   #9331
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He makes awesome camping coffee too.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #9332
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Almost got it dirty here. Somewhere off the AK hiway.

Actually, the dirtiest my AT has ever been I think was at the NAATS in Oregon.
It was sooo muddy and sooo slick that I have no pictures as I couldn't hold the camera steady.
An hour later it was sparkling again from all the rain on the slab.


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Old 04-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #9333
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He makes awesome camping coffee too.
Hello Jim...when I'm solo it's the espresso maker.

Yeah...that 12 cupper pot was certainly the way to go with a group...eh.




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Old 04-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #9334
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Muddy....yeah

Slick....not so much

It's all about tire choice. This was the BEST day of the ride. Chris agrees. We were both on knobbies.....hmmmmmmmmmm.




..........but the morning coffee was well appreciated!

Are we getting nostalgic here? I guess we should do this again soon. eh?

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:18 PM   #9335
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Muddy....yeah

Slick....not so much

It's all about tire choice. This was the BEST day of the ride. Chris agrees. We were both on knobbies.....hmmmmmmmmmm.




..........but the morning coffee was well appreciated!

Are we getting nostalgic here? I guess we should do this again soon. eh?
Good times.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:35 PM   #9336
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No, the gap need not be closed. The front axle is torqued to 47 ft lbs..effin tight. Only after that tq is achieved do you tq the axle clamp nuts...just snug.

Now...I betcha never seen the front spocket area this clean.




This was just after the cases were split for an output shaft bearing replacement. Yeah...chemicals can do wonders.
How on earth did you get it that clean?
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:07 PM   #9337
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Brake pads

Ok guys I am in the prosess of going through the front brakes as they are terrible. When I got the bike the po had a full set of front and back pads with the bike, the fronts are not the right pads but the rear looks correct haven't pulled it yet. Take a look and let me know what you guys think. I have the RD07 original pads with the new still in the sealed bags.


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Old 04-26-2011, 10:56 PM   #9338
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Another question

When I apply the brake lever with out the pads in there are two pistons and only one actually pushes out. Is this normal to you guys? Is only one coming out because there is no pressure on it to force the fluid to push out the second? Should both come out equally? Feed back much appreciated
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:01 PM   #9339
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Well, I just put a set of FA140's on the rear of my 2000 RD07A so I'd venture to guess that those are right.

I'd also guess that the FA121's are correct for the front from my high-tech research method: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HONDA-XRV750-A...item53e27f0a76
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #9340
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Pistons and pads

The pads in the ebay listing do not look like the ones I have at all? Different hole patterns completely however the pads do look like what I need the ones I have will no way fit.

As far as the pistons go the pistons are on the same side next to each other. I understand the pressure will apply both pads but I would have thought both pistons would push out together applying even pressure along the entire pad?
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:50 AM   #9341
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I think if you're servicing your brakes, you'd better go the all the way and do the callipers as well, i.e. remove the pistons and old seals, clean the callipers really well and replace with new seals and/or pistons. As some other inmates here did, you could even get your callipers powder-coated for a shiny like-new look. :)

Also, the brake fluid replacement is something that should be done every 2 years as this type of fluid absorbs moisture and negatively affects brake power. You won't believe the braking power after a full service to the brakes...
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:07 PM   #9342
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Agree

I agree with that statement and my intention is to do just that. I am not sure how quickly I can shut down and not ride the bike but if it needs it now I will bite the bullet and just ride some of my other bikes,,, but man I like this one.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #9343
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When I apply the brake lever with out the pads in there are two pistons and only one actually pushes out. Is this normal to you guys? Is only one coming out because there is no pressure on it to force the fluid to push out the second? Should both come out equally? Feed back much appreciated
I would'nt worry too much about this unless the tight piston is siezed in the bore. The piston with the least resistance will move first when there is no "load" on them.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:13 PM   #9344
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Yeah. Maybe hold the moving piston with a C clamp or something and see if the other piston moves.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:34 PM   #9345
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Ok guys I am in the prosess of going through the front brakes as they are terrible. When I got the bike the po had a full set of front and back pads with the bike, the fronts are not the right pads but the rear looks correct haven't pulled it yet. Take a look and let me know what you guys think. I have the RD07 original pads with the new still in the sealed bags.


and the rear
So it would now seem like I have a set of brake pads that don't work for my bike. Anyone know if they are good for another year or model looking at them?
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