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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. have added these same ones in my meter Thanks Anik, please see attached pict and can you help me understand it a bit better?
  11. Thanks Cogswell. I am definitely planning to do a dedicated wire from the battery. What I was thinking was to use two straight wires, with an eyelet hooked with battery + and - terminals. Do I need a fuse with it? If so, how should I hook it up?
  12. You'll get lots of answers to this - anything from running a fused wire directly from the battery to tapping in to another circuit. IMO the main thing to consider is whether you want it to be hot all the time - showing voltage with the ignition off - or if you want it switched off when the ignition is off. I chose the latter, running it off a switched fuseblock I got from Tightwad on his website. Double checking it with a shop meter across the battery I get the exact same reading, so no losses I can see by going through a relay and fusebox. YMMV. Thanks for your input. Honestly, I don’t want really fancy work, but I don’t want LEDs to be running all the time and eventually burn. What I was thinking was to install a small toggle switch and run wires directly from the battery and just use double sided tape and stick display somewhere where it’s visible. Because then in that case if this el cheapo meter burns out, just replace it with a new one. More like keeping the circuit open and then using toggle switch(closed circuit) when I am on the bike. Is this approach good or no? P.S: Is tapping into any other circuit a good approach? Asking, because I don’t want to deal with any later electrical issues.
  13. Thanks for putting this thread up. I have ordered a bunch of el cheapo Chinese digital voltmeters. Today, I received the first one, see pict attached. Now question, where should I hook it up in terms of providing power and wiring?
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