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  1. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    Bought a bike off them many years ago when the shop was inside York city wall before they moved to their current premises. Got to know Darren quite well and was a regular visitor to A1. Definitely one of the better dealers.
     
  2. evilsim

    evilsim Senior Member

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    Oot'n'aboot.

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  3. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    And a call at Marston war memorial on the way home.

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    Here's the inscriptions for you fellow historians;

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  4. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    Had MOT done on Speed Triple 1050 RS today. Passed but with advisory on warped brake discs. Not urgent but will need to replace them at some point. Probably looking at EBC discs plus pads. Any recommendations?
     
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  5. Pedro1340

    Pedro1340 Senior Member

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    Have your brakes been binding?how many miles on them? Cheers Peter
     
  6. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    #19886 TRIPLE X, Apr 13, 2024
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    I never noticed any issues on the road but the MOT brake tester said it was pulsing suggesting warped discs. 13600 miles on the clock.
     
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  7. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    I got a similar advisory for my MOT. But I've never sensed anything. Not done anything about it yet.
     
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  8. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    It seems that if I don't fix it before next year's MOT it will probably fail next time. Trouble is it's going to be an expensive fix for new discs and pads. No rush though. Got to say I'm not impressed with the original Brembo discs and won't be using them again. I don't do track days so the brakes have never been overly abused.
     
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  9. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    I also, in addition to the above 900, have a 765rs which I've had from 272 miles, it now has 12030 miles.
    The front pads had a recall when mine were about 6k miles old.
    Now this bike leads a cosseted life with regular washes, cleans and pampering yet if I'm been really picky, which I am normally anyway, then there is a very slight pulse starting just before standstill.

    No seized calipers, no neglect, no trackdays.

    Go figure!
     
  10. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    Seems a common issue then. Disappointing really after a relatively low mileage. I will check the disc thickness later but there is nothing to suggest significant wear and I expect them to be in spec. I don't have a dial gauge but might get one to check the runout.
     
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  11. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    First ride out of the year on the Tiger for myself and Mrs Boothman. Didn’t go far and all was uneventful but put a smile on our faces.
     
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  12. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Beware, difficult to check runout if its a floating disc as it could be misleading,
    I'm not sure on your model, but assume yours is.
     
  13. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    A ride out with the wife yesterday to Terrington village shop/cafe. Homemade large scotch eggs, egg custard and coffee :yum
    Followed by a potter through the lanes and a look at the repaired, after a fair out of service period, and now re-opened, Aldwark toll bridge.
    Free to motorcycles and cyclists.

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  14. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    Good point, yes got floating discs. Checked each disc thickness 4.46/4.47mm so minimal wear (4.5mm new and 4.0mm service limit). Permissible runout is only 0.3mm so not much. Seems I have no choice but to replace before next MOT to avoid a fail.
     
  15. Pegscraper

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    It sounds like your discs may not be fully floating anymore and could be sticking on the rivets. The big advantage of FF discs is their resistance to heat induced warpage. I had a similar occurrence on my FZR1000 in '91 and the discs were changed FOC by Yamaha, even though the bike was 2 months out of warranty.
     
  16. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    I hope you considered the wind direction when you release those bodily fluids, @Pegscraper! ;):joy: Other than the wind it looks like it was a lovely day for a ride.
     
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    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    A "nosey". I like that @Eldon. :) That's what I'll tell my hubby I'm going to do the next time I ride over to check out the bike offerings at the Harley and/or Triumph dealerships.
     
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  19. feckless

    feckless Noble Member

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    washed my daytona and changed the rear brake fluid. then took the 850 commando out for a blast. back on the tona on sunday to watch the scramble at westmorland
     
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  20. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Tidying up the wiring for my day lights and found the fuse blown for the heated grips that I was using for my phone charger port.:party::cool:
    Was fiddly but successful, so will now try to remove the tank dent from last years knock against another bikes shock tower :poop:

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