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  1. 3 hours ago, RossR said:


    You summed it up in one statement. Everything else in your post is also very good advice. 👍


    As long as people keep on thinking about PULL and LIFT, they will never get it (unless built like the guy in the video that I posted 😄).  Once you get the technique it's just a smooth "roll" with the centrestand as the pivot.

    Wot he said. 

  2. 3 hours ago, Bren said:

    No, doesn't fit on with the cover in place. You can only torque it with the cover removed and I think it's 34 nM so quite tight - check the manual!

    Have to wrap it in a cloth in a vise and righty tighty. 

    Not going to do that, but thanks. 


    34 Nm is correct, which, when applied to a shorter 12mm ring spanner is probably as tight as I can make it. 


    Thanks all. :beer:

  3. 56 minutes ago, Grum said:

    Are you sure a 12mm ring spanner won't do the trick? Wouldn't worry about torquing up afterwards, firm tightness and it shouldn't leak.

    Yes, you are correct m8, a ring spanner will fit but I am a pedant for torquing bolts correctly. Having said that, the male/female joints from the delay valve up at the headstock would not allow for a socket so I used 10mm/14mm spanners for that.


    Just wondered if I was missing something, a special tool or technique.

  4. 1 hour ago, Grum said:

    Did you say " hear the noise"? M8 bite your tongue, its not a Harley! Symphony more like it, and I think you should go see a Urologist! :laughing6-hehe:

    True, the poet in me was clearly missing. Yes, the sound envelopes you in a symphony of aural motorcycle nirvana.


    Is that better? :beer:

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  5. 3 hours ago, afwjam said:

    That’s a good looking bike! Wasn’t considering the full black but that looks really good on your bike. Is the fairings grey? I didn’t know they made that color, mine is black. 

    Titanium I prefer to call it. 


    The DAM sounds ridiculously good too. Every time I cane it (every time I ride it) and hear the noise, a little bit of wee comes out. ☺️😉


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  6. I've had this issue with parts from Thurn Motorsports in Germany, to the extent I'm not ordering any more due to the increased costs involved.


    I'm going to call GPR UK distributor to see if they can order a hi-level from Italy as they're not listed as available on the UK website.

  7. M8, there is a reason why Honda asked all owners to bring their bikes in to the dealer and pay for these bikes to be modded; companies don't part with their own cash like that for nothing, nor risk tarnishing their reputation either.


    I'm struggling to believe a Honda main dealer anywhere in the world would not be happy to take your bike in and perform the mod free of charge to you. I was even offered a loaner for the day they had it in.


    It's your life.


    Have you checked with Seb that he can flash the DCT model? It is a different ECU and I vaguely recall that he said he couldn't but may have overcome whatever issue it was. He has also said he's trying to flash the 800 so maybe it's ok. I wouldn't claim that his flash 'transforms' the bike though, but then it depends what it was about your first 1200 that you didn't get on with.


    Whatever you decide, ride safe!  :beer:

  8. 1 hour ago, Bren said:

    Thanks Bren. That's a European site, so, sadly, thanks to some idiots, the hassle of purchasing from Europe is now significantly more difficult and expensive than before. 


    Can't see a link pipe either. 

  9. I'd really like to fit a hi-level end can to my 01 baby but choices seem very limited over here in the UK.


    Used - hardly ever see anything.

    New - seems to be a choice between Delkevic, Dominator or Black Widow. GPR look good but they don't seem to do hi-level.


    Any help or advice appreciated. Any experience of the above also appreciated.  :beer:

  10. Galfer hoses fitted but no time to fill and bleed, that will have to wait a few weeks I think as we're busy next weekend with 2 days of rugby then off on holidays for the following 2 weekends. Much easier to fit than the HEL lines, especially those fixed lines by the headstock plus Galfer cleverly replace the hard lines that cross the fender with braided hoses so there should be no issues there either.


    The end may finally be in sight! :wheel:

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  11. 11 hours ago, bmart said:

    Selling leaking brake lines seems like a high risk proposition, at least it would be here in The Litigious States of America. Run over just one kid in a stroller and...

    Was that addressed to me? I'm not settling them, I'm returning them to the manufacturer for a full refund. 

  12. Thanks Terry, already did that and it worked. 


    However, it also highlighted another leak, this time from the link pipe from right to left front calipers so same type of joint as the one I had the original issue with. 


    I decided I can't continue with the HEL pipes as I'll always be wondering if they'll spring another leak whilst riding so I contacted them again and they agreed a full refund. Kudos to HEL CS , very good indeed. 


    Managed to source a set of Galfer braided hoses from the US and am waiting for some time to remove the HEL ones and replace with the Galfers. I fitted a set of them to my 6th Gen a few years ago and it seemed much more straightforward. 

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