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Old 02-14-2013, 06:15 PM   #331
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Thanx! That makes it clear!
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:38 AM   #332
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #333
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Brakes are a PITA

Spent the day installing the front brakes and "trying" to bleed the rears.

The front brakes went together like a breeze. The rear, not so. Struggled to bleed the rears, finally pushed fluid back into the system from the caliper... this was going well, or so I thought, until the hose jumped off the tool and sprayed brake fluied EVERYWHERE!!!


OMG, what a mess.

Got that cleaned up, but peddle is STILL soft, shoot!!!

Put the project away for the night, pounded down a couple of beers, will figure this out later.

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Old 02-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #334
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What did you use to clean those discs up with?
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #335
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Tink,

Fill the rear reservoir, hook a line up to the bleeder, put line in bottle. Open bleeder.

Wait for fluid to run out of bleeder into line.

Then just pressure bleed as normal, 3 pumps, hold down, open bleeder, pedal down. Close bleeder.


Make sure you wipe up the fluid mess with clean water or your paint will hate you.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:04 PM   #336
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:39 AM   #337
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Die Grinder Disk Clean Up

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What did you use to clean those discs up with?
Just hit then with a 2" sanding disk on my die grinder.

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #338
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Just hit then with a 2" sanding disk on my die grinder.

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Thanx!

Let us know if you "feel" that surface when you start riding. I have some surface grunge I need to get off mine as well.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #339
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You won't notice a thing after hitting it with a disc. First couple stops it'll bed the pads in, then it's smooth braking.

Can use a scotch brite disc. Or the actually make a brake surface prep disc.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #340
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You won't notice a thing after hitting it with a disc. First couple stops it'll bed the pads in, then it's smooth braking.

Can use a scotch brite disc. Or the actually make a brake surface prep disc.
Thanx! I was thinking Scitchbrite, but will look into the surface prep disc.

The price of those rotors is staggering!
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #341
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Just some pics at the curb

Sooooo close! I want to R I D E !!!

Front is done!


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Old 02-17-2013, 06:39 PM   #342
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Pissed One step forward, one step back

After trying to bleed the rear brakes using every method known to man, I determined the master is the problem, RATS!



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Old 02-18-2013, 10:27 PM   #343
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Rear Master Mystery

Okay BMW brake expert, put on your thinking caps...

So here's the question; should the new piston, with the cup shaped seal, have holes in the front like the old piston?
I'm thinking my problem is that with the new piston (no holes) I'm not getting brake fluid flow from the master reservoir to the brake caliper when I release the brake piston and it returns to the starting position?

This is the old piston I took out, note the hole in the seal grove


This hole goes through to the front of the piston, there are two of them.


This is the old seal, note that it is not cup shaped but rather it is rounded like an o-ring...


And this is the new piston with a cup shaped seal and no holes under the front seal.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #344
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Cry Just Whining Now

Broke out my rear master issue into a new thread here > http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864352

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #345
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Cool2 Final Push!

The weekend is finally here and I'm going to push to get PROJECT-S on the road, come hell or high water!

Next week there's a local CAFE bike ride in and I really really really want to ride PROJECT-S there > http://www.british-customs.com/readers_ride_show.pdf

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