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Old 02-24-2014, 11:41 PM   #9256
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This is excellent advice, and I agree 100%. This is the correct way to do it.

And I use a screwdriver, tire spoon, open end wrench, whatever I have handy.

Yeah, I know. So have I.

Its amazing how soft some brake pads are though. I've put brand new pads into service with huge holes dug out of them by my screwdriver. I try not to repeat that, again, for the n+1'th time.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:47 AM   #9257
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Yeah, I know. So have I.

Its amazing how soft some brake pads are though. I've put brand new pads into service with huge holes dug out of them by my screwdriver. I try not to repeat that, again, for the n+1'th time.
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I use one of those wooden paint stirrer sticks. It is just a bit thinner than the rotor and has enough length to give leverage for pressing the pistons back into the caliper. I know when I'm using too much force - the stick breaks. Also, they are so light that they don't fall out from their own weight so I can leave it in place while I'm working on stuff.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:10 PM   #9258
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I know when I'm using too much force - the stick breaks.
Oh, let's fancy it up and say,

"The stick is sacrificial, and clicks at the preset level of force."
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:13 PM   #9259
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:20 PM   #9260
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:16 PM   #9261
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This is excellent advice, and I agree 100%. This is the correct way to do it.

And I use a screwdriver, tire spoon, open end wrench, whatever I have handy.
A small c-clamp and the old brake pads work wonders to push back the pistons. No chance of damaging the new pads.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:03 PM   #9262
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:04 PM   #9263
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It went on as easy as the stock unit. Quite possibly the easiest farkle to put on this bike.
Lol... It's not a Beemer. No farkles, ;)
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:20 AM   #9264
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Made this licence plate holder for my new Baja today.


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Old 02-26-2014, 03:51 AM   #9265
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Made this licence plate holder for my new Baja today.

Vary nice, but adds more weight
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:20 AM   #9266
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Vary nice, but adds more weight
Ok, I like that! You are funny
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:53 AM   #9267
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Guess I'm one of the luckey one's who got the Super Sprox with there new Baja, going on the bike this weekend!

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Old 02-26-2014, 11:37 AM   #9268
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:34 PM   #9269
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No the Kenda K784 Big Block: a cheaper version of the TKC-80. I've found them for about $40 less than the TKC, but if they don't last much it might not be worth it...

I've read about the new Karoo 3, a bit spendy at around $180 (the 150, not the 140!) and doesn't seem to last much either. For the same price I can get a Heidenau K-60 or a Mefo Explorer which should be nearly as good but wear much better.




That's the guy, him and ghostrider (I believe) pretty much killed them in a day or so... I understand that was pretty much an extreme case, searching ADVRider i found a person with about 3K on his KBB from a 'Strom. So I'm curious as to how they wear on a 990, and it looks like GJ990 might show us where the upper end is.
Well, thought I'd give some feedback. It's been 3500 miles and the rear is done. Not bad for the price, but it sure is soft. Good enough in the sand (Video: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....5&postcount=15) and better on the slab. No head shake and a very stiff carcass. Now if only they lasted 25% longer I'd be completely convinced... Maybe I'll give the Scorpion Rally a try and then decide. I do like the fact that the KBB is a 150 rear. Fits the rim very nicely with a round profile.

Anyway, there you have it. Some pics of the tire now (as they are in the video). Front can go another 1k and has little to no cupping compared to the 908 front. Rear has plenty of rubber left, but little tread:


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Old 02-26-2014, 04:33 PM   #9270
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