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Old 06-13-2013, 05:19 PM   #59851
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Thanks again for the comments on brake pads... I looked on fleabay and that it is definitely the way to go. The Honda dealer quote I mentioned previously was $30 just for the rear and they don't even have them in stock... Failed to mention that early!

Also... One tip for the dog shit in your yard is to grind up mothballs and spread the granules/dust where they shit (won't harm the grass)... Should deter them as long as you don't mind the smell for a few days. Of course if the person has actually pissed you off this may be too passive of an approach... in which case more fun/creative tactics could be used.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #59852
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Thanks again for the comments on brake pads... I looked on fleabay and that it is definitely the way to go. The Honda dealer quote I mentioned previously was $30 just for the rear and they don't even have them in stock... Failed to mention that early!

Also... One tip for the dog shit in your yard is to grind up mothballs and spread the granules/dust where they shit (won't harm the grass)... Should deter them as long as you don't mind the smell for a few days. Of course if the person has actually pissed you off this may be too passive of an approach... in which case more fun/creative tactics could be used.

I hear pouring TEXAS BEER on your lawn keeps the dogs off,can`t fool those dogs,,they know crap when they smell it.........





















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Old 06-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #59853
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Thanks again for the comments on brake pads... I looked on fleabay and that it is definitely the way to go. The Honda dealer quote I mentioned previously was $30 just for the rear and they don't even have them in stock... Failed to mention that early!

Also... One tip for the dog shit in your yard is to grind up mothballs and spread the granules/dust where they shit (won't harm the grass)... Should deter them as long as you don't mind the smell for a few days. Of course if the person has actually pissed you off this may be too passive of an approach... in which case more fun/creative tactics could be used.
You are welcome Clint.
One word of caution though. Sintered pads require a break in period. When you go our on the first ride be sure to test your brakes and don't be surprised if your initial impression is that you don't have any brakes. Allow a lot of extra stopping distance at first. Once bedded in the sintered pads will have a very linear stopping performance and you will find you can really stand on them.

Because of the good "feel" of this type of pad material stopping distances off road will overall be shorter and without lock up.

I looked up the pad life I have experienced and am glad to report that the Ferodo sintered pads on my 96 XRL now are at half thickness at the rear and 1/3 thickness remaining on the front after 10K miles . I installed new used rotors with these sets of sintered pads and the rotors appear to be worn slightly but evenly.

The Freodo PN's are rear: FDB539SG and front FDB892SG. I am very pleased with the performance of my Ferodo pads and I have a lot of confidence in Freodo as they also make all of Brembo's pads.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #59854
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I hear pouring TEXAS BEER on your lawn keeps the dogs off,can`t fool those dogs,,they know crap when they smell it.........



See how Fritz likes that


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Old 06-13-2013, 06:45 PM   #59855
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You are welcome Clint.
One word of caution though. Sintered pads require a break in period. When you go our on the first ride be sure to test your brakes and don't be surprised if your initial impression is that you don't have any brakes. Allow a lot of extra stopping distance at first. Once bedded in the sintered pads will have a very linear stopping performance and you will find you can really stand on them.

Because of the good "feel" of this type of pad material stopping distances off road will overall be shorter and without lock up.

I looked up the pad life I have experienced and am glad to report that the Ferodo sintered pads on my 96 XRL now are at half thickness at the rear and 1/3 thickness remaining on the front after 10K miles . I installed new used rotors with these sets of sintered pads and the rotors appear to be worn slightly but evenly.

The Freodo PN's are rear: FDB539SG and front FDB892SG. I am very pleased with the performance of my Ferodo pads and I have a lot of confidence in Freodo as they also make all of Brembo's pads.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #59856
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You are welcome Clint.
One word of caution though. Sintered pads require a break in period. When you go our on the first ride be sure to test your brakes and don't be surprised if your initial impression is that you don't have any brakes. Allow a lot of extra stopping distance at first. Once bedded in the sintered pads will have a very linear stopping performance and you will find you can really stand on them.

Because of the good "feel" of this type of pad material stopping distances off road will overall be shorter and without lock up.

I looked up the pad life I have experienced and am glad to report that the Ferodo sintered pads on my 96 XRL now are at half thickness at the rear and 1/3 thickness remaining on the front after 10K miles . I installed new used rotors with these sets of sintered pads and the rotors appear to be worn slightly but evenly.

The Freodo PN's are rear: FDB539SG and front FDB892SG. I am very pleased with the performance of my Ferodo pads and I have a lot of confidence in Freodo as they also make all of Brembo's pads.
Awesome... Thanks Fritz!

I'll certainly look into Ferodo pads. My rotors are a little worn too (evenly) but I think they're ok for another set of pads.

Actually... This brings me to another question... My rear pads have not worn evenly. The inner rear pad has alot of life left (maybe 2/3) but the outer rear pad is worn to bare metal... Just noticed it the other day. I check frequently so the wear has happened pretty fast. I have also noticed that the level in my brake fluid resevoir has slowly gotten lower over the last month or so. Does all of this ring any obvious bells with ya'll? Air in the line? What could cause only one to wear out so fast? I haven't disassembled yet. For what it's worth an experienced mechanic went through the bike last Dec-Jan... I know he checked the brake assembly.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:18 PM   #59857
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The rear as well as the front brake calipers have one piston doing the pushing and the other is the fixed side. As the pads wear the fixed side slides on the caliper locating pins. Perhaps your caliper is stuck in place on the pins (lack of lube on pins) and thus the piston side brake pad is doing all of the work and getting all of the wear.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #59858
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Thanks Steve... That certainly makes sense. I'm hoping to dive into it next week. I have no doubts that I'll have a few more questions as I really get into it... I'm still a newbie... Learning new things as the situations arise. Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #59859
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Hey Fritz can you post up a link to the place that does them pretty coatings for ya?
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #59860
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Little bit of a redesign and this is nearly what it will look like on the bike. The drawings are more advanced than what's on the bike just now. I went with a 2mm fin @ 2mm spacing. I'll make a ~1mm gasket to fit between the body and the cap and will secure with M6x25 machine screws and I've put dowel slots into the cap to body holes. I'll use the standard valve cover dowels. The rear bracket will be M8x20mm into the threaded body mounting holes.

I'll use 3/8 NPTF to 3/8 barbed 45 to 3/8 transmission/oil line and into the oil return on the bike on the right side and I'll have to take it through where the R/R is and move that into the airbox I suppose.



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Old 06-13-2013, 10:37 PM   #59861
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Re-did my seat. Turns out it had the taller-than-stock Guts foam in it. I shaved it down a bit and threw on the new black cover. Looks a lot better than the old faded one, and still feels as comfortable as before. And I can flat foot it now!

Old faded cover (really didn't match anything else on the bike)


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Old 06-13-2013, 10:40 PM   #59862
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Little bit of a redesign and this is nearly what it will look like on the bike. The drawings are more advanced than what's on the bike just now. I went with a 2mm fin @ 2mm spacing. I'll make a ~1mm gasket to fit between the body and the cap and will secure with M6x25 machine screws and I've put dowel slots into the cap to body holes. I'll use the standard valve cover dowels. The rear bracket will be M8x20mm into the threaded body mounting holes.

I'll use 3/8 NPTF to 3/8 barbed 45 to 3/8 transmission/oil line and into the oil return on the bike on the right side and I'll have to take it through where the R/R is and move that into the airbox I suppose.


Move the R/R to the airbox? Mine gets pretty damned hot.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:47 PM   #59863
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Move the R/R to the airbox? Mine gets pretty damned hot.
It'll be in the way. I have the valdez.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:08 AM   #59864
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Hey Fritz can you post up a link to the place that does them pretty coatings for ya?
You bet Kenny!
http://www.polydyn.com/tx7.htm

A little coating droolage for you guys:

























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Old 06-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #59865
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Fritz,

How about you putting that link in your signature line?
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