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1Back to top Go down    Thems the brakes on Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:47 pm

Stan

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I wonder whether I can get another 17 years out of these.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:41 pm

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Another 17 years?

Of course you can...don't ride your bike!

Jeez, that was easy.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:46 pm

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@blaKey wrote:Another 17 years?

Of course you can...don't ride your bike!

Jeez, that was easy.
That's a good thing about this forum - you can always rely on some wisdom appearing.

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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:58 pm

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I thought I could ride, but not stop.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:34 am

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ainsjac wrote:I thought I could ride, but not stop.
More wisdom.

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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:44 am

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ainsjac wrote:I thought I could ride, but not stop.
On an island as big as yours, you don't need to stop...just keep going round until you get home.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:04 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Still on original tyres too?


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:09 pm

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Lost count of how many tyres, but the front pads have had a few changes. This is the 83 basic we are talking about.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:47 pm

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Are they Galfer's green compound? They're meant to be the most basic of their offerings. You must just be downshifting.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Mon May 01, 2017 5:47 am

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I'd scrape off whats left of the pad material and keep the metal tabs, they are going to come in handy one day. they are.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Mon May 01, 2017 7:31 am

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There were green spots on the back of the pads.... does that mean Galfers?


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Mon May 01, 2017 7:59 am

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ainsjac wrote:There were green spots on the back of the pads.... does that mean Galfers?
More probably moss...... Razz


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Mon May 01, 2017 8:16 am

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14Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Mon May 01, 2017 5:42 pm

Stan

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Some people are so unkind. I believe that the green came from the leaves and wood bark I had used prior to the pads.


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Mon May 01, 2017 7:09 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Nothin wrong with green........



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16Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Tue May 02, 2017 5:12 am

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"Still on original tyres too?"

Olaf - I can't read a post of yours without thinking "Damn - I need to remember to check the age of my tyres and not just the remaining tread depth".

You certainly managed to get that important concept to stick in my mind. I suppose it helps that I've had the theory backed up in practice by having witnessed the effects of tyre over heating due to age / load / speed / ambient temperature, and that was since you sensitized me to the issue.

Thanks Mate


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Tue May 02, 2017 5:37 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@rawdonball wrote:"Still on original tyres too?"

Olaf - I can't read a post of yours without thinking "Damn - I need to remember to check the age of my tyres and not just the remaining tread depth".

You certainly managed to get that important concept to stick in my mind. I suppose it helps that I've had the theory backed up in practice by having witnessed the effects of tyre over heating due to age / load / speed / ambient temperature, and that was since you sensitized me to the issue.

Thanks Mate

I was being tongue in cheek.

I have never forgottentwo brown trouser moments on the LT, in once due to a Lasertec front tyre [never Lasertec ever again] and the other discovered to be a rather elderly tyre. That was my intro to BT45 on advice from others here so what goes round comes round.

Anytime I see anyones bike I look for the date codes. Quite amazed at how often I find 10 year old tyres and wrong way round tyres.

I was impressed last October when I got new tyres and the guy in the tyre shop went to trouble to make sure the front wheel went back same way so the right disc and pads were back together.

Its not generally an issue for me as my tyres don't even last a year.



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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Tue May 02, 2017 10:27 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
Anytime I see anyones bike I look for the date codes. Quite amazed at how often I find 10 year old tyres and wrong way round tyres.
My best was a friend's Honda XL250S which a bike service shop had put a square profile sidecar tyre on the back of! That was when it was still road registered. affraid

I was doing a couple of minor service things on it for him, but I couldn't give it back to him like that so I put a new knobby on it. (It's only used on the farm these days.) As he's a good friend, I was happy to pay for it, but he insisted on reimbursing me.

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Tue May 02, 2017 2:14 pm

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ainsjac wrote:Some people are so unkind. I believe that the green came from the leaves and wood bark I had used prior to the pads.

Hmmm, the sweet smell of burning eucalyptus - and the blue haze is one way to hide the smokey exhaust on start up too!

@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I was impressed last October when I got new tyres and the guy in the tyre shop went to trouble to make sure the front wheel went back same way so the right disc and pads were back together.

That's one advantage of ABS - the front wheel has to go on the right way around or it ain't gonna work...


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

20Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Tue May 02, 2017 6:45 pm

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My replacement pads are SBS ceramic as these were the only ones I could get quickly from my local bike shop. The owner had the pads in a box which contained pads for "old bikes" and was delighted to find a new home for them. What are people's thoughts on the new pads?


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21Back to top Go down    Re: Thems the brakes on Tue May 02, 2017 7:06 pm

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Personally, I avoid using any pads that say metallic, sintered, or ceramic. Right now, all my bikes have the cheapest Carbon/Kevlar pads I can find. My attitude is that discs are too expensive to have hard pads grinding them away every time I stop.

When I switched from the sintered pads that came with my bike, outside of some squeal on low speed stops I noticed no change in braking performance.


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