Stuff that's going wrong

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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 17 Feb 2013, 00:07

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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby Keith Legge » 17 Feb 2013, 09:39

I understand all the arguements for buying OEM maybe i'm just a cynical old bugger :D quality control is only as good as the system in place and who is acccepting the backhanders. Its a different industry all together but ask all the big supermarkets in europe how well thier Quality control works. :(

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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby Paul Lingard » 18 Feb 2013, 01:47

David I have a pair of OEM front discs from the same bike they therefore have both done the same mileage and are in serviceable condition.
They have wear only about 37K worth of mileage approx.
If your interested drop me a PM.
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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby alans1100 » 18 Feb 2013, 03:18

Paul Lingard wrote:David I have a pair of OEM front discs from the same bike they therefore have both done the same mileage and are in serviceable condition.
They have wear only about 37K worth of mileage approx.
If your interested drop me a PM.


You can tell that?

My 1100 has 150,000kms up and I cannot feel any wear on any of the discs

But then I can go for a 500km ride and rarely touch the brakes........where you guys might be using them a lot more.........lol
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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby David Monteath » 18 Feb 2013, 09:04

I ride from countryside into Central London almost daily and my brakes get a lot of use. :)

Mainly avoiding nutters in traffic queues trying to kill me......like Friday mornings one. :-/

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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby alans1100 » 18 Feb 2013, 09:21

I forgot, I still tend to engine brake most of the time.....old school when brakes weren't so good on bikes and you used them if actually needed.
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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby flookyk1100 » 18 Feb 2013, 09:37

David, the others seem to have answered the brake question OK, personally I would take up Paul's good offer.

As far as the exhaust goes, yes it can be welded, I had both sides done on mine.
One side I supplied the pipe and left the welder with the rest and was not charged anything, the other side used some pipe he had and I was changed £10.
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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby David Monteath » 18 Feb 2013, 09:58

Hiya

That's exactly what I'm going to do. I have DM Paul this morning.

As to the welding, that's more or less what I thought, I didn't imagine it would be too difficult/traumatic, but I have learned to ask the question before just ploughing ahead. :-) I will dig out some local welding services numbers later on today.

Cheers

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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby kep-upc1 » 18 Feb 2013, 23:35

If one disc is cracked, replace the disc. If the other disc is within manufacturer's specifications, leave it. Won't make a twiddle of difference in braking performance if one is new and one is old.
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Re: Stuff that's going wrong

Postby David Monteath » 21 Feb 2013, 11:20

Mr Lingard kindly rode to the rescue, discs will be fitted shortly. The welding might have to wait until the weekend though.

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