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  • Birthday 07/27/1962

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    Reading, Berkshire, UK
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    2003 Honda VFR Vtec,
    2014 Triumph Sprint GT,
    2011 Suzuki Gladius,
    1998/2006 GS500E/F/Bitsa.

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  1. Woodie

    At Cliffords Tower

    Very classy..... and the old tower looks good too.
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    Not bad for £1500 crash write off.
  3. Hmm winter in UK, dark and potholed country lanes so time to upgrade the lighting. Built these from some 50mm spotlights and some old/redundant indicator units. Not wired in yet discovered I need to remove the whole top fairing for that. I'll report back when I have finished, painted, properly installed and wired them in.
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    Now THAT's what you call a Harley Fat Boy !
  5. Not as obsessive as some of you guys but I had 6 bikes at this stage. 2 X Triumph Sprints, 2 X Suzuki GS500's, a Yamaha YBR125 and Suzuki Gladius (Technically the last two are SWiMBO's)
  6. Nah, I'm good. I don't think my eyeballs could take the shock ! I could be wrong and I may be making assumptions but those are suspiciously like Mk1 Escort bulges and as for that wing? Bleeaghg.
  7. By 'Eck that is one Butt Ugly Alpine. I can't believe Rootes Corporation would use Escort Mk1 Forest Arches and that 'OOj rear wing. I thought the Tiger Prototypes all used the Mk1 body with the more pronounced fins on the rear wings/light enclosures. What Sacrilege
  8. Where is the tongue in cheek emoji when you need it. ?
  9. Interesting. I got 10K out of my PR3's (same pattern as the 4's but a harder better wearing compound) also unfortunately \I rid in the UK so I don't get a lot of choice about riding in the rain. not tried ther Angel GT but I'd rate the PR3's over the RoadSmarts in the wet any day.
  10. Yeah me too, it's the Scotsman in me... too tight to buy anything I can't fix unless I have to.
  11. if the discs were warped then cleaning the bobbins wont do anything, but if the carrier is bent it might allow the steel of the disc to find it's own true by not pulling them out of shape. TBH I was prepared to go buy new discs but the bobbin clean cured it.
  12. I had a pulsing brake on the VTEC, and read this. I decided to give this a go as I couldn't really afford to replace the (Discs) rotors. Every Bobbins was locked solid, I didn't over tighten the bolt through the bobbins and used plenty of brake cleaner. They all started to move very easily with little pressure and what came out with the fluid wasn't rust but road dirt. Floating or semi-floating discs work the way they do as they allow a small amount of lateral movement between the carrier and the disc. if the bobbins are not free then they won't do what they are designed to do I gave the discs a good clean down and took them for a test ride, instantly I had lost the slight judder on braking. I can see where people are coming from saying this could damage the bobbins or crush them but if you need to tighten an M5 bolt and two flat washers so hard that you flatten or warp the bobbins it would be 1 of 2 things.. 1) You are using far too much force to tighten the nuts, and if they are that hard to turn they are damaged anyway....2) Bobbins are usually stainless so if they do deform they must be too soft to withstand the mechanical strain usually in employed on brake discs. What does make me cringe is advocating straightening the disc carrier with a bar. IF the bobbins are free enough to allow the manufacturers recommended movement it wouldn't warp the disc and if the carrier is warped enough to add run out to the disc I certainly wouldn't try and bend them THAT far to get them re-aligned.
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