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Old 07-31-2009, 02:36 PM   #16
Kawidad
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Welcome back to the road for you and your noble steed.

As to the front fender Try a supermoto fender. That's what I did and it looks much cleaner and covers just fine. I also attached mine to the Murph's brace.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:31 PM   #17
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Welcome back Brian, glad both you and your Wee are now healthy enough to ride.

You will love the SV1000 calipers and steel lines. I put them on my ABS Wee along with new pads and found them to be a quantum improvement in feel and modulation compared to the wimpy stock calipers. I'd highly recomend buying the master cylinder banjo bolt bleeder when you order the rest of the parts as well as new brake pads.


Bleeding the ABS system without the master cylinder banjo bleeder proved to be a challenge. After two plus hours of bleeding with a Mity-Vac at the caliper bleeders I still had spongy brakes and a soft lever. Once I installed the master cylinder bleeder I zip-tied the brake lever down overnight and bled at the master cylinder in the morning. Two minutes of bleeding and the brakes were firm with zero bubbles of air coming out of the bleeder. Blair was so right in recomending bleeding from the master cylinder. Air bubbles RISE in brake fluid, they don't descend toward the caliper bleeders .

I was also glad I bought new pads. My e-Bay calipers came from a low mileage bike so I was tempted to defer purchase of new pads until the old ones wore out. Blair talked me into new pads with the argument that my low mileage calipers were likely to come with brake fluid-soaked pads. He was right, the pads than came with my eBay calipers were useless



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