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  1. Clarkey231

    Clarkey231 Noble Member

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    Costing me a mint! As weather is so horrible decided to just clean my Steamer. Which led to removing shock for rebuild, removing rear wheel to check pads, glad I did.

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  2. Tigcraft

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    Oh proper nice pads with a split personality!!
     
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  3. Clarkey231

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    Disc bolts where a bit rounded so hammered in a torx socket to shift them. Rear caliper needs a rebuild.

    I need to source a rear disc and pads plus the disc securing bolts. I have a rear braided hose to go on. Main job is the shock rebuild as it dosen’t feel nice over 80 or on really bad roads.

    Sprocket is a Supersprox one in good nick, chain is also fine.
     
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    Does the caliper look saveable?
     
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    Ha yeah and the other day I was only thinking how good the rear brake is! Think it’s been dragging as the bike is hard to push about and rear disc has a definite lip on it.
     
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    Its amazing just what you find when you start stripping stuff down..its a great feeling when you put it right and then ride your bike for the first time and think WOW it's a different bike...:):):)
     
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  7. Clarkey231

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    You are spot on, really enjoyed it although tried to move the bike a bit cos it's in the way and nearly had me and it on the floor!

    there's talk of a Morocco trip in Sept and all my mates will be on new stuff, I'm hoping the tiger will come into its own and all for about 2k.
     
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    #8 Duckadiledundee, Feb 10, 2020
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    Everyone as them moments where your bike tries to show you how much it loves you by putting you on the floor and have its wicked way with you in the garage or driveway :p

    My bikes a 2001 sprint st or at least was and I intend to go Scotland to see a castle on a loch...A motorbike scrap yard in Skreen in the Netherlands and the Brandenburg Gate Germany..Its an old bike and I've worked hard to sort her out but I got faith in my bike and myself and I'm going to do it...

    I won't ever own a new bike and to be honest I love the attention my bike gets when its parked next to something new or newish and someone always as fond memories of owning an old bike and a story to tell..

    Go for it with the Morocco tour..
     
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  9. Clarkey231

    Clarkey231 Noble Member

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    I am exactly the same with people liking older bikes but also bikes have been very good for a long time now.
    The fuel economy, performance and grin factor are all as good near enough. New bikes are defo not 15k better machines.

    Once suspension and and brakes have been rebuilt or upgraded they are just as good. But I know I don’t need to tell you all that!!
     
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