Posted October 03, 2001 - 11:33 AM
Before, two sunday rides and they were gone.
Posted October 03, 2001 - 11:48 AM
The front is very close to being spent, the rear looks fine! I definitely use the front more than the rear.
Do you think you got a badly machined disk? Is it just your rear brake?
Anyone else going through pads like our Belgium friend? Never heard of this problem...
Posted October 03, 2001 - 02:50 PM
Posted October 04, 2001 - 02:03 AM
not yz timmed yet
Posted October 04, 2001 - 03:03 AM
Posted October 04, 2001 - 03:56 AM
I keep telling folks to get the fastline steel brake lines if they are having problems stopping. You WILL NOT be disappointed!
I didn't feel like the rear needed them, but I got them anyway-Just in case.
Also, brake fluid is important. I'm just using castrol GTX DOT4. Whatever you use, be sure to comletely flush the old fluid as to not contaminate the new stuff. Speedbleeders or the mityvac tool are miracle workers for bleeding brakes.
Posted October 04, 2001 - 06:21 AM
Posted October 04, 2001 - 03:02 PM
There is a danger if you don't do regular valve clearance checks. If your valves tighten up (lose clearance)and don't seat completely you can burn up valves in a hurry.
My exhaust valves tightned up during break in. I actually put in a thinner shims to get the exhaust clearance back to the middle of tolerance range. But hey, I'm anal about this kind of stuff.
old guy and gps geek
Posted October 04, 2001 - 06:07 PM
Ditto on the above. I think the valves are more likely to tighten up and you won't hear anything.
In the one valve adjustment I had to do, I had to go with smaller shims to increase the clearance.
Posted October 04, 2001 - 06:54 PM
Posted October 04, 2001 - 06:56 PM
not yz timmed yet