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  1. ST1100 Brakes

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just bought a 1994 Honda ST1100, and my questions is both particular to honda and general mechanical know how. i want to flush the brake fluid in the Honda, but i guess most people would say i want to go overboard. I've always been told that Honda's or very particular to what fluids you put in...
  2. 1990 Yamaha XJ900 Brakes

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hi I am building a track bike for weekend fun from a rat of an XJ900f, BUT XJ brakes are not the best, SO.... ....can anyone recommend a braking system that will fit current front suspension forks, which I will have up rated using a cassette system from Maxton Suspension....OR ......recommend...
  3. Brake Issues 81 Suzuki GS550

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have been having a rough time fixing the front brake on my bike. It all started when i would be riding a couple times the front brake locked up and the front wheel wouldn't budge. I could loosen the banjo bolt and fluid would spurt out, freeing the brake. I took apart the master cylinder and...
  4. 2006 Goldwing Brake Problem...Have you had

    Honda
    Has anyone had this problem? Took my bike in to get the rear break adjusted because the peddle felt like there was air in the line. Hit the break once and all was good but if you let it sit long enough you had to pump it once. Tech called the factory and they told them which part to replace...
  5. GN250 brake worries

    Suzuki
    i have recently bought my first bike. needed a little work but i have fixed everything up but the rear breaks. the problem is, one of the springs on the brake shoes is rubbing on the bearing housing in the wheel (don't know what else to call it). i've bought new shoes and springs and its still...
  6. Caliper pisons

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just bought a bike and the guy said the back brakes just locked up on him one day. So I took apart the brake system and cleaned it a little then bleed the brakes. Took it out for a drive and they were working fine for a while till they locked up on me to the point where my back tire dragged...
  7. How To: Clean Motorcycle Calipers

    How To
    As requested by YamahaFan, Ive done the calipers myself, and documented it. This would be using a 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6D with two front 4-piston calipers. First you will start off with a caliper looking something like this: This is a typical brake caliper, in this case its a 4 piston (two...
  8. 2004 Suzuki GS500F Brakes

    Suzuki
    Gents (...and ladies) ... Recently noticed my rear wheel is making noise just by rolling -- ie in neutral and pushing bike, I hear a grinding noise... THUS, I know it's time to change the back (and front for that matter) -- but I've only been able to find one site that shows how to take apart...
  9. any way to get rear and front brakes to work together at same time

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    I think I'd like for my front and rear brake to both work at same time with a single operation.. Instead of using my hand for front brake and my foot for rear brake, I'm thinking I'd like to just use my foot and have it operate both of them at the same time with equal pressure. Anyone know...
  10. Doesnt seem right....

    Buell
    I changed out my rear caliper on my 04XB12R due to some striped threads, and put new Ferodo pads in. I have noticed that the pads are wearing uneven. The pads against the piston seems to be thinner in running them for the last few weeks. I replaced my rotor also and have noticed that the same...
  11. 91 FZR 1000 Rotor Question

    Yamaha
    I have a 91 FZR 1000... Does anyone know / has anyone tried a rotor that is compatable? I have read that some Ducati rotors are the same rotors. I think they are 320mm with a .5 offset. Or does anyone know about EBC part numbers? I know the part number is MD2003LS (left side? even though they...
  12. Rear brake doesn't work after winter storage

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello everyone, When taking my SV650 03 out after 6 months of winter storage, I found to my surprise that the rear brake no longer works. The brake pedal pushes all the way to the bottom without any resistance and the brake doesn't take at all. It worked fine when I put the bike in storage...
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