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Passed some time today
« on: March 07, 2015, 12:01:32 am »
Spent a while today freeing up the front brake bobbins.  Didn't even bleed over it like I do most mechanical stuff, but ohhh is my back going to remember it.  Now I see why everyone wants a bike lift.  While the rear wheel is out I'll change the rear drive fluid, although there's not that much mileage on it, but since the wheel is out of it for tire replacement tomorrow the cost is about 15 minutes and $12 US worth of fluid and washers.  Now back to the single malt.
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Re: Passed some time today
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 12:35:27 am »
Changing the rear drive oil is a piece of cake.  Easiest fluid change on any bike I've owned!
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Re: Passed some time today
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 12:52:04 am »
Service guy said as long as the rear wheel is already out, might as well since the cost is minimal.  Question for you, I don't have a 17mm hex for the fill plug, should I just go get a short bolt and a couple of nuts to jamb on it to remove it?
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Re: Passed some time today
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 08:11:41 am »
Yep it was after a bobbins session that I went for bike lift. You do need to take care though. Already had it it tip over with a pan on board  :005:thanks to son knocking it off centre stand and yesterday I inadvertently pressed the down lever and had a panicky moment. If it can go wrong it will go wrong..

Btw what method did you use the fre the bobbins ?
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Re: Passed some time today
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 03:41:44 pm »
Short piece of all thread with a jamb nut on one end, fender washers, and a nut on the other end with a nut driver to turn them and brake cleaner.  I know I'll never own a bike lift.  Sorry to hear about your encounter with gravity, how'd the bike fare?
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Re: Passed some time today
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 04:55:12 pm »
Hey Trophied where does the single malt go?

"....fluid and washers.  Now back to the single malt."

is it a new final drive lubricant?

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Re: Passed some time today
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 07:09:10 pm »
*Originally Posted by trophied [+]
Short piece of all thread with a jamb nut on one end, fender washers, and a nut on the other end with a nut driver to turn them and brake cleaner.  I know I'll never own a bike lift.  Sorry to hear about your encounter with gravity, how'd the bike fare?


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Re: Passed some time today
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 07:11:23 pm »
Looks like my ST1100, same colour too, cept mine ended up going to poland...
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