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1Back to top Go down   Thems the brakes Empty 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   Thems the brakes Empty Re: Thems the brakes on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:41 pm

blaKey

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Another 17 years?

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

Jeez, that was easy.  Thems the brakes 161205


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indian036

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@blaKey wrote:Another 17 years?

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

Jeez, that was easy.  Thems the brakes 161205
That's a good thing about this forum - you can always rely on some wisdom appearing.  Thems the brakes 112350

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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   Thems the brakes Empty 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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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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5Back to top Go down   Thems the brakes Empty Re: Thems the brakes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:34 am

indian036

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ainsjac wrote:I thought I could ride, but not stop.
More wisdom.   Thems the brakes 44271

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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   Thems the brakes Empty Re: Thems the brakes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:44 am

Born Again Eccentric

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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 Insurance write-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   Thems the brakes Empty 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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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

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

Stan

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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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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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Two Wheels Better

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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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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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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.  Thems the brakes 112350


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

Stan

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


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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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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14Back to top Go down   Thems the brakes Empty 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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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

16Back to top Go down   Thems the brakes Empty 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   Thems the brakes Empty 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 forgotten two 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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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

18Back to top Go down   Thems the brakes Empty 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   Thems the brakes Empty Re: Thems the brakes on Tue May 02, 2017 2:14 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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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.
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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 Insurance write-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)
    

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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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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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

Point-Seven-five

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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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1994 K75RT
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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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