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Old 01-08-2012, 06:37 AM   #4156
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Installed Dr. Bean's mod to replace the points on my fuel pump. Works great. I still have a Mikuni vacuum pump plumbed in as "insurance."
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:45 AM   #4157
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EBC reds rear brake pads

At 3k, it was time to replace the rear pads.

Went with the EBC "Red" (FA181X) carbon pads. My understanding is carbon wont last as long as sintered, but generates/transfers less heat to the rotor... Time will tell re feel compared to the OEM HH's (sintered)....

Strangely, after pulling both clips on the caliper pin, I'm only able to get one on after installing the new pads. Are these thicker than the stock pads ?

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:37 PM   #4158
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You have to collapse the Piston in the Caliper, as it's pushed out to

the old pads that were worn thinner.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #4159
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Or master cylinder has too much fluid in it? Take cap off and try pushing the pistons back.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #4160
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You push the pistons in by pushing the caliper towards the wheel.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #4161
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Check the caliper slides freely on the pins. Pull the caliper off the support and smear the pins with silicon grease.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:14 PM   #4162
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Thanks all - I had tried all the aforementioned bits; pushing pistons (all the way) in, re-grease calliper pins, but there is simply not enough room to put BOTH pins in after installing these (EBC "red") pads.

Some callipers use only a single pin, and as the pin has a lip on (one end of) it, I'm assuming I'll be safe with only the one pin in (on the opposite end of the lip) - until the pads wear some...

Not sure why I'm the first to be affected by this.... Could try sanding the pads down enough (few mm) to make room for the other pin...
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #4163
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Thanks all - I had tried all the aforementioned bits; pushing pistons (all the way) in, re-grease calliper pins, but there is simply not enough room to put BOTH pins in after installing these (EBC "red") pads.

Some callipers use only a single pin, and as the pin has a lip on (one end of) it, I'm assuming I'll be safe with only the one pin in (on the opposite end of the lip) - until the pads wear some...

Not sure why I'm the first to be affected by this.... Could try sanding the pads down enough (few mm) to make room for the other pin...
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #4164
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II"m in the exact same boat Gav.. but I went to the garage and hit the button and got "click click click" - dead battery (even with the battery tender on it).

That's my second Braille that's died in under a year.

I ordered one of those 18a shorai's from CJDesigns today.

Hey Ed how's it hanging?? total bummer eh?

I fitted a cheapish battery which I got from a fellow inmate before I did my euro trip last year and touch wood all is good.

I've really got my mojo back and been busy in the garage the last few days. I fitted my low fender.



Finally got round to sorting out the crappy electrics the PO fitted.





Looking better now



Installing an aux fuse box



And now I'm waiting on a fixing kit for a second fan install and fitting a new set of heated grips. Can't wait to get her buttoned up and ride her!!!
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:17 AM   #4165
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Strangely, after pulling both clips on the caliper pin, I'm only able to get one on after installing the new pads. Are these thicker than the stock pads ?
Strange indeed, since the caliper is a fixed piece and pads thickness shouldn't have any effect on remounting the clips. Is it possible to get the pin wrong way in? Should go in from inside.. Can you see the other hole (with mirror perhaps)? Rotate pin to line up the hole?

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #4166
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:52 PM   #4167
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Hey Ed how's it hanging?? total bummer eh?

I fitted a cheapish battery which I got from a fellow inmate before I did my euro trip last year and touch wood all is good.

I've really got my mojo back and been busy in the garage the last few days. I fitted my low fender.



Finally got round to sorting out the crappy electrics the PO fitted.





Looking better now



Installing an aux fuse box



And now I'm waiting on a fixing kit for a second fan install and fitting a new set of heated grips. Can't wait to get her buttoned up and ride her!!!
I am in the throes of trying to do the same thing. Your work looks nice and neat! Where did you locate the fuse block?
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #4168
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:44 PM   #4169
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I am in the throes of trying to do the same thing. Your work looks nice and neat! Where did you locate the fuse block?
When you say locate the fuse block do you mean where'd I buy it from or where I'm putting it on the bike?? If it's the latter I'm just going to fix it to the under seat storage box. Im hoping to get back in the garage tomorrow when I get up (currently working nightshifts) I'll post up pics of project when I'm done
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #4170
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New to me 950

Re-jetted carbs(H2W),installed new torque limiter,changed the oil,bypassed the side stand switch,installed pre-filter,new air filter, and a new Shorai battery. It's all it should be now.
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