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steve27bha last won the day on August 27 2012

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About steve27bha

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    Central Scotland, near Edinburgh
  • In My Garage:
    TDM900A in black,
    CBX750FE in reserve,
    Cagiva N90 125 in bits.
    (The VFR has gone)
  1. steve27bha

    vibration-proof grips

    Have you tried to reduce the vibrations at source? I could do 400 mile days on Scottish country roads on my Y2K 800. 1. Balance the throttle bodies. 2. Check tyre / wheel balance front and rear. 3. Check chain & sprockets condition and chain tension. At the hands end how about thicker gloves? OK you will lose some sensitivity but numb hands don't have any! A left field suggestion - are you getting good blood flow to the hands? Check clothing at armpit/elbow/wrist is not restricting. PS You have an R missing from your avatar self-description.
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    steve27bha general pix

    Pix of anything - mainly to add to messages.
  3. I had Givi kit on my 800FiY and took record pix of it in various combinations on the WingRack (a Mk1). The set of five is in my gallery: - Here's a couple more giving three-quarter views of the E21s. Slightly larger and more rectilinear E22s are now available. If you do not know, Kappa stuff is the same as Givi, to the extent they share the same rack installation instructions, which can be found on the 'net. HTH
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    Rc36 Caliper Overhaul

    Answer:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/391143722465?adgroupid=13585920426&hlpht=true&hlpv=2&rlsatarget=pla-131843269746&adtype=pla&ff3=1&lpid=122&poi=&ul_noapp=true&limghlpsr=true&googleloc=1007330&device=c&chn=ps&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0&ff12=67&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff14=122&viphx=1&ops=true&ff13=80 That's in the UK. I'm sure there will be a US version. There is a specific tool that is like a reverse pair of pliers - it fits inside the recess of a piston and expands to grip the inside. Twist the piston back and forth to remove it. Alternatively use a good pair of pliers (with wide smooth jaw tips, not narrow pump pliers) to grip the very edge of the piston - one jaw inside, one outside - and twist. Dress any damage before reinsertion.
  5. steve27bha

    Rc36 Caliper Overhaul

    I suggest your step 21 is wrong. Copper grease and most other greases make rubber expand and the sliding pins operate inside a rubber tube (the boots replaced in step 18). Expansion of the rubber will jam the sliding action and reduce the caliper's effectiveness. Use red rubber grease on the sliding pins instead. This was my 750FR. I never replaced the boots in five years and 40,000 miles of Scottish weather, commuting 10 months of the year.
  6. steve27bha

    Post your Voltmeter mount pics

    Here's mine - a multi-colour LED like Dutchy's - mounted on a 750FR above the RHS cheek piece, and later on the 800FiY below it.
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    Rake/Trail vs Offset

    Not quite. You have the cos function upside down, and the change in trail is given by 10 / cos26 = 10 / 0.899 = 11.13 That's an extra 2.14mm.
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    - looking at the Forth Bridge. That's about ten miles from my house.
  9. steve27bha

    Push-to-talk switch install

    Picture - what picture? :fing02: I'd love to see what you have done. Pleeeeze.
  10. steve27bha

    IM000820 (Large).JPG

    I would not be putting much weight in the RHS pannier / bag - that is some stress bending the bolts that does not exist in the original setup for the side rack support. I swap my high level can for an OE when fitting the wingrack to avoid any such compromise.
  11. steve27bha

    Eilean Dunon Castle, September 2002

    Well, blow me, Rogue, you beat me to it - I was about to correct the spelling too! (BTW - your two "it's" don't need the apostrophe!) For those who want to see, its location (and spelling), up near Skye, is shown on this map : http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=18...0&ay=826400 (The arrow is not quite in the right place - look down a bit) steve

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