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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
Yes, I had the same weird bounce in the front. Exactly as you describe.
At what year and mileage did your timing slip?
2016 at 76K
that looks interesting.
I had a FoboBike setup on my Super Tenere for a while. I cant really say they were accurate. It was good to alert you if you were losing pressure while riding, but not a replacement for a guage.
They report temperature also and my 2 units would show about 6 deg apart after the bike sat all night in the garage.
I use a dial guage with a long rubber connector on it. One of the many generic ones off Amazon. I have 2 of different brands and they both report the same, but I've never calibrated them, so the could both be wrong the same ammount
Bryce what and how do you calibrate a pressure gauge?? I have a few dial units with hoses and a few pencil type, I use one of the pencil type units as my go to checker.
A little bit of follow up from this post.
Nothing wrong with the shock after disassembly. I was running a Traxxion Dynamics cover on it that was cleaned off and on whenever conditions warranted. David recommended not running it, too many drawbacks for little benefit. There was evidence of heated/baked on gravel grime that had to be removed in the ultrasonic cleaner. There was also some evidence of overheating elsewhere on the shock, I want to say on the actual shaft, but don't remember where exactly. I was at the slots in Vegas having a hell of a time hearing.
All in all, just a basic service with no parts that had failed other than some dirt under the seal head. Thanks to all of you FF's that offered a loaner to get me back on the road. I was only down a few days, but otherwise would've seriously considered the offer.
Big thumbs up again to Fast Bike Industries for the quick turnaround. All my boing boing stuff on my WR and S10 go there.
I had an ABS pump failure. I know of a least two others that have had this.
The pump would slowly allow air into the rear brake line and (after bleeding) the foot pedal would gradually get lower and lower in the course of a days ride to the point where it was innefective. I replaced every seal in the braking system trying to locate the fault but a new (used actually) ABS pump solved the problem. £250 for a used one as opposed to £1745 for a new one (in 2016).
This failure was at about 45k miles.
I also have had excellent service from Fast Bike Industries. Glad they worked out for you.
To prove/disprove that theory, go 2 gears lower at the same speed. The drive shaft will rotate the same, but the engine will rotate at a different RPM. Good luck!
That was something I failed to mention in my non-scientific testing: Bounce is present at the described speed range regardless of gear selected or RPM.
Anyone else have a front brake lever that when you stop and back up (say to back into your garage or a parking space) then pull the lever it pulls all the way in but the brake doesn't engage? If I let the lever back out then pull again all is good, but the first pull there is nothing.
I've had this happen a few times while moving forward at speed but it's rare. However, in instances like I mentioned it's nearly every time. Thanks.
Sounds like a multi leading shoe drum, they don't work much at all going backwards. But otherwise, something's not right with the hydraulics.
Sounds like a good flush and bleed is in order, must be an air bubble in there somewhere.
It sounds to me like the pads unsettle or stick slightly when pulled backwards and push the pistons back into the cylinders a bit. This could happen in just one of the 4 pads. That would explain whey they take one pump to get them back into place again before working properly. I would initially clean the caliper pistons up as much as possible, put some copper grease on them and reasemble them. Failing that, a complete strip down and perhaps new seals before re-assembly.
Maybe pull the ABS fuse and see what happens?
If you go off road at ALL you do NOT want these. Catch one with a stick and it will either break or rip out the valve stem, meaning you have an INSTANT flat tire.
Pulling a piston, indicating the need to disassemble and clean the calipers.
Just over 400 miles yesterday running from Cleveland Ohio to PA - Rt 666, Bluejay and some other muddy track and gravel up around the Allegheny National Forest.
Awesome day. 65 deg... overcast with little breaks of sun... Did figure out that the Battle Wings need to be replaced with some 50/50 tires sooner than later.
Probably going to try the Tractionater GPS's. Got into a muddy section on a gravel road that went from some mud to ruts and mud and all I could do was slide into the ruts and hold on for dear life.. keep the gas on and try to keep the bike upright. Didn't fall, but got close a few times. (this was after this opic, no time for pics when your trying not to die. )