South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by Wirralman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:56 am

Mtglass wrote:
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Would it be OK for me to come over on my Beemer as my Armstrong is off the road atm?
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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by deadgrass. » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:53 pm

quick test before next weekend,

https://youtu.be/wsDljwsv-co

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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by arceye » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:39 pm

Oh dear. Air in fluid or new pads ? Hope its all sorted now.
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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by deadgrass. » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:48 pm

lol workin on it phil,
its a bit of an hybrid brembo master cylinder grimeca caliper it failed on the last outing at wye but i thought id sussed it by increasing the brake lever free play,
and reducing the fluid level, i guess not
i will put another caliper on and try that if i have time if not it'll be reyt,

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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by geoffbarnett » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:24 am

I seizes with heat, which must (?) be caused by friction, so, possibly, pads are too close to the rotating disc when it's in motion? You know what you're doing, you'll suss it.

I had a similar problem on one of my old airhead twins. It was solved by simply letting out some of the brake fluid - I had reverse bled them and they were very quick, too quick, to bite. However, I know you tried this down at the Wye Valley meet.
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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by Wirralman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:36 am

If your disc is getting hot, I'd strip the caliper down and clean it to ensure that the everything can move freely.

If it IS clean, are the pads too big ? I've eased sticky pads by running a file around the edges of the pad backing plate, the old plates had moved quite freely whereas the new one where just a tad larger . It might be worth looking at the pads first to see if there any obvious shiny high spots

If you have uneven pad wear , that may indicate a sticking pad on one side. I've had that on an MT
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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by deadgrass. » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:46 pm

yep thanks lads,

think were all working in the same direction [probably the old caliper i had in the shed needing a refurb before fitting]

another old one fitted [will i ever learn] but the weekend is fast approaching and at work till its dark,

we shall see :roll:

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Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

Post by Minter » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:50 am

On me way eta 1430 1500ish!
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