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  1. Alright, so I had brake fluid seeping from SMC and it needed to be rebuild. I have done the rebuild and no more leaks/seeping, but now when I push on rear brake, can hear a slight thumping sound and that disappears after 2nd or 3rd push on rear brake pedal. Is it normal? Maybe just for me, but it was a real pain to install the circlip back into SMC bore, is there a special trick to install and push down on connecting rod, brake piston and circlip — all at the same time? Can the noise be caused if snap ring(circlip) is not seated properly? Thank you for the help and advice.
  2. Thanks cogswheel, I am anal about things. But time would tell about 200k. Currently I am after folks who have never touched their valves on 5th Gen to see if I can have some data points with high probability to ease my mind and I won't touch them until winter.
  3. Recently acquired a 5th Gen with 92K, let's see how long it'll last?
  4. Thanks for such a helpful post. Going to do it on a 5th Gen. Clutch and front is clear, there's just 1 bleeder on the front and 2 on the rear, nothing else. Is that right? I swear have seen a post by HS for doing it for 6th Gen LBS, not sure if it's same or there's a separate one for 5th Gen?
  5. Don't laugh, I am on lighter side, but with gear and everything I am ~150 lbs. Can I use 10W or 15W? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maxima-56916-15Wt-Standard-Hydraulic-Fork-Oil-16-Oz-Bottle/162033379499?_trksid=p2050601.c100085.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35356%26meid%3D5e32eec26ad04b79997e5f706b570d58%26pid%3D100085%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D162033379499%26clkid%3D4736685344832721200&_qi=RTM2247625 I can completely remove the forks, not a big deal. But can oil be drained with the forks on the bike or no? Thanks guys.
  6. So I am planning to change the fork oil in the next coming weeks. I have a 1996 VFR 750. Is the procedure same or anything is different? Any specialty tools are needed for 4th Gen? Any suggestions for fork oil for regular and normal street riding. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks folks.
  7. For anyone using Advance Auto Parts, use this coupon: TRT30
  8. I always buy Oil from Walmart or unless it's on Special/Sale. Are you talking about Purolator Classic or Pure one? I have never seen Pure one at Walmart, only Classic.
  9. For people who have Advance Auto Parts close to them, PL14610 can be had for less than $5. Buy online using 30% off coupon and pick it up from the store. If anyone has any other cheaper suggestion, I am all ears.
  10. Hey guys, so I just followed the instructions, couple of questions I have: 1- With front lever only two front bleeders are bled, correct? 2-With rear lever and front left caliper cylinder bleeder close to battery is bled? 3- Both Rear bleeders are bled from rear brake ONLY? 4- Front left center bleeder is bled from rear brake again? Please see pictures of my brake pads(first two rear and last for front) and advise if they need replacement, plus rear brake is hanging out of caliper and front both are locked. How to put them back? Thanks for helping out.
  11. Very helpful and informative. Just finished replacing coolant and engine oil. One word of advice is to replace coolant in reservoir bottle too. Just a personal preference, otherwise an excellent and helpful tutorial. Thanks so much for it.
  12. Thanks, just realized mine is NOT ABS and this DIY is for an ABS version. Would it differ in procedure?
  13. Thanks FJ12. I am planning to follow step by step this tutorial. Should I consult book too or this is enough? I don’t think so it’s ABS, because I don’t see any ABS light on the cluster.
  14. Guys, I am planning to replace all brake fluid in my 2004 VFR800. Any tips or tricks or things I should watch for and pay special attention? Should I just follow the write up step by step and it should be fine? Thanks very much for helping out.
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