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Old 02-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #6796
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Hey alaska jeff- are those the Kenda 270s tires? I really can't decide on tires if I want to get a 90/10 dirt/street or something I can travel on.
They are the Kenda 270. A really good tire that does well on the street and trails. I've got around 5K on the rear and it's still kicking... You CAN travel on them for sure.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #6797
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Jeff, what length are the risers?
I've got the ROX 2 " pivot risers AND a 1" spacer. I actually would like the 3 1/2" ROX and it would be perfect for riding standing on the pegs. It's not bad now but another 1 1/2" would be better!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #6798
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geesh you sound just like my wife
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:39 AM   #6799
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oOo Self burn ^
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:20 AM   #6800
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@ Dino.....LOL!!!
@Jeff ...... I was thinking about the 3 1/2's but was worried that they might be too high. Your pics look like it might be a good fit for me. need the longer ones to fit over steering damper mount.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #6801
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Also, what about cables? Stock long enough or longer replacements needed?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #6802
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Some pics from today and last few days




Wheel had a sideways wobble, adjusted the spokes and its allmost gone now. Not a new wheel, but one can only do so much at home...

made a new plate for my kickstand, piece of plywood (??) aint DRZ400 proof..



someone set the garagefloor on fire again.


annndddddd *drums*









Cut the airbox open. All I could find on the web was people cutting open the side panel (airboxcover) for extra air, but with sidewinds (I ride a lot of tarmac lol.) and leg covering the cover it would mean the airflow is not the same..

Drilled a lot of holes and flattend the edges with a file and a soldering iron.

So, this is my attempt of a Honda XR 600R ( XR600R) 1987 airbox air box mod (for later searchers lol)
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:02 AM   #6803
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@ XStatic450
when i had the 2.5" risers on the cables where at there limits and with the acerbis tank the decomp cable rumbed quite bad, with the 1.5" they all fit nicely
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #6804
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Brake Caliper Woes

Ok so last time I was here, I was cleaning the pistons in my '89 front brake caliper. It went fine, and although the dust seals were looking pretty rough I decided to just put the pistons back in so I could ride it around the backyard for a day or two before ordering some new seals.

So I rettached everything and bleed the system but now it seems as if the brake is dragging on the rotor eg after I apply the brakes (which stops the wheel) , the wheel gets super difficult to turn as if the pistons aren't retracting enough. I assumed that the dust seals were just completely screwed but just to check, I popped them out and reattached the caliper to see.

Nope, it was still happening, with difficulty rotating the wheel and a screeching noise as it did so. The pads need to be replaced soon, but they were working fine a week so so ago before I took the caliper apart.

Here in Australia, parts are quite expensive. Keeping in mind we are roughly at parity with the US dollar (at the moment 1 AUD = 1.03 USD), the local honda shops want $20 for new seals and the wreckers want $185 for a second hand caliper. Out of interest I can get a caliper shipped here from the states for $85. I'm all for supporting local Aussie businesses but that is ridiculous.
Hence I don't really want to go replacing parts willy-nilly especially as everything worked before I decided to clean it (wish I hadn't in retrospect). This is literally the last thing I need to do before getting it registered to ride on the road.

So I'm asking everyone here, what should I do? How can I figure out what the problem is, and/or what parts need to be replaced?

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Old 02-10-2013, 03:18 PM   #6805
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Captain,

Check the master cylinder. At the bottom of the reservoir is a plastic cap, pop it out and you'll see two real small holes that the fluid goes through. Make sure that both are clear of any debris.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #6806
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Captain,

Check the master cylinder. At the bottom of the reservoir is a plastic cap, pop it out and you'll see two real small holes that the fluid goes through. Make sure that both are clear of any debris.
Thanks mcma111, I did as you suggested and while there was a lot of brown shit which I cleaned out, both holes were open. Rebled the system to see if checking/cleaning the holes helped, but sadly didn't seem to as the brake is still dragging.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #6807
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Replace the caliper seals.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #6808
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Replace the caliper seals.
As in both the dust and fluid seals? Because I assumed that it was dust seals since they looked on their last legs, whereas the fluid seals seemed fine. I've already taken the dust seals out of the caliper and am running it without them for the moment to see if that fixes the sticking problem, but it doesn't.

Since there aren't any dust seals in there at all, and I still have the problem, would replacing the dust seals be any use? It's just that if there is an actual problem somewhere else in the caliper, it might be cheaper just to buy another caliper as opposed to replacing seals in my current caliper (which might still be broken after I spend the money to replace the seals).

Does that make sense?

Thanks for the suggestion though, normally I would just replace all the seals but not so sure now.

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #6809
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Try raising the wheel off the ground and loosening the bleeder . If that frees it you have blockage.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #6810
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Also, what about cables? Stock long enough or longer replacements needed?
So far all stock cables are working fine. I had to reroute throttle and clutch cables but there is still some room.

Decomp cable has been removed, so it's not an issue.......
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