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    Spinning the bobbins
    on: Jul 07, 2020, 11.30 am
    Jul 07, 2020, 11.30 am
    Something of a coincidence I just spotted the other post as I was preparing this one.

    Spinning the bobbins is a regular part of my maintenance schedule to ensure the bobbins are free to move on the discs.  The handling can become unstable if they are unable to move.

    Obviously, I cannot recommend what you do to your own bike.  That is your choice and where you use light oil near brake discs needs utmost care.

    I use a step drill in a cordless drill and only use the gentlest of force until the drill bit catches and the bobbin spins.  I put a dab of 3 in 1 oil to help.  However, I remove all traces of oil before using the bike again.

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    Re: Spinning the bobbins
    Reply #1 on: Jul 07, 2020, 03.37 pm
    Jul 07, 2020, 03.37 pm
    I use an easy out and brake cleaner to clean mine and it is indeed necessary.
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    Re: Spinning the bobbins
    Reply #2 on: Jul 07, 2020, 08.28 pm
    Jul 07, 2020, 08.28 pm
    I.made special.tool and now I cant find it!

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    Re: Spinning the bobbins
    Reply #3 on: Jul 07, 2020, 11.46 pm
    Jul 07, 2020, 11.46 pm
    I had one of those too.  It was much more trouble to use than just using a square screw extractor with light pressure and running the drill in reverse.
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    Re: Spinning the bobbins
    Reply #4 on: Jul 23, 2020, 02.00 pm
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    I spun mine with a drill too 85000km no problems

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    Re: Spinning the bobbins
    Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2020, 11.07 pm
    Aug 27, 2020, 11.07 pm
     Just cleaned mine using a small ezy-out and a drill with some brake cleaner. My bike only has 4200 miles but the previous owner only rode it in town and I was starting to feel a little bit of shudder when hitting the front brake at speeds over 35 mph.

     After cleaning, no shudder at all! This will have to be regular maintenance from now on! :062:
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    Re: Spinning the bobbins
    Reply #6 on: Aug 30, 2020, 01.47 am
    Aug 30, 2020, 01.47 am
    Been using the ezout method for a long time. Great results! Do you see how much debris comes out? It's almost like the bobbins have dirt magnets in them.
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    Re: Spinning the bobbins
    Reply #7 on: Dec 03, 2020, 07.41 am
    Dec 03, 2020, 07.41 am
    Never heard of this before.

    Is this part of the recommended factory servicing of the bike or something that
    somebody has picked up on along the way?

    I am very new to the TTSE scene.

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