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Old 08-01-2013, 12:00 AM   #1306
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:38 AM   #1307
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What bike is that used in the Round # clip ?

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:55 AM   #1308
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I believe that's Honda's NSR 250, very popular with Japanese top Gymkhana riders.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #1309
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tonight, we're skipping a normal gp8 meet (every thursday at the same place) and setting up at/for a local motorcycle dealer. I won't say who, because in the past they were some of the sleeziest, lying, annoying salespeople I've seen.

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they want to host a gp8. so we'll see. too bad I don't have a bike wrap for my favoritie place to buy parts, or id definitely have it on for this.

we will likely have 20-30 bikes, food, drink (no alchohol, duh) and a really good time.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #1310
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tonight, we're skipping a normal gp8 meet (every thursday at the same place) and setting up at/for a local motorcycle dealer. I won't say who, because in the past they were some of the sleeziest, lying, annoying salespeople I've seen.

but
they want to host a gp8. so we'll see. too bad I don't have a bike wrap for my favoritie place to buy parts, or id definitely have it on for this.

we will likely have 20-30 bikes, food, drink (no alchohol, duh) and a really good time.
:)
I plan on being there!
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:07 AM   #1311
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My SV650 front brakes suuuuuuck! God damn those stupid calipers. So the problem started after I got the bike. After riding it for a bit, front lever got mushy to a point of pinching my fingers on the throttle, in order to completely engage.

Are you sure it's the calipers? Maybe you need this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Master-Cylin...362#vi-content
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #1312
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Are you sure it's the calipers? Maybe you need this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Master-Cylin...362#vi-content

Sorry -- that's for the rear, I guess. This:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GSF600-GSXR6...c2c516&vxp=mtr

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #1313
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Are you sure it's the calipers? Maybe you need this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Master-Cylin...362#vi-content

I'm not 100% sure that its calipers and not master cylinder. However after rebuilding calipers first time, front lever was very nice, very stiff and very responsive. I would think that if it was master cylinder, then I would get mushy lever right away.

I do have a rebuild kit for it, so if it all goes back to mush, I'll do that.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:55 AM   #1314
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There's gotta be someplace around here..

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Where at now?
I did some surveying work on Base a few years ago off of Rifle Range/ Creek road East of I-15. Alot of open space there and wasn't very active. Then again, off "Rifle Range" road ? could be problematic..

If we could get enough folks together we could just start trying to find places to do it similar to an autocross type parking lot.
Grass roots movement in the works here. I'm keeping an eye out for empty, suitable lots around N county.

not everyone has access to the base.
Just wishfull thinking on my part.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:35 PM   #1315
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I plan on being there!
come holler at me, ill be on the bad ugly yellow and black drz with scorching led headlight. :)

should be there around 630ish till 8
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:22 PM   #1316
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Vulfy, are you using sintered or organic pads? Also what grade brake fluid?
Standard or braided brake hoses?
Sintered pads dissipate heat better & bite harder. The better your brake fluid the higher the boiling point & if your bike is a bit older, standard brake lines will be beginning to swell with gymkhana use.
I'm servicing my front brakes at the end of the month, one caliper is sticking a bit, the organic pads are slightly glazed, brake fluid has taken a beating & my 98 brake lines ain't helping. Not sure if i can afford to spring for braided lines, though. don't like the feel of them anyway.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #1317
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Sintered HH pads. Motul 600 Racing fluid. Stock lines (will be upgrading to braided once have cash for it).

Its definitely not brake pads or the fluid.

Pistons were pretty grimy when I was cleaning them first time. Nothing was leaking, but I get the feeling that its a good idea to change out the seals anyway, just to make sure. I have them in the mail from Bikebandit.

I'll inspect and clean the pistons tomorrow, and will see if that improves anything. If not, will wait for seals to get here, and then do a complete rebuild of the calipers one more time. If that doesn't do it, will rebuild master cylinder. And even after that the lever is mushy, will start thinking of switching to calipers from CBR or Gixer with an adapter.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:59 PM   #1318
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Well the GP8 at Big #1 was a fun time. Some folks just had to wait on a truck first do to a 'tard that loves to eat pistons. Here is a short slideshow of the shenanigans in Homewood.......or Birmingham, can not remember what town this is.

GP8 @ Big #1 movie from harvie woolley on Vimeo.

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it was weird... one minute we were splitting lanes and making time, then ... full stop

it was a really cool art studio we stopped at though.

with a billion mosquitoes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkElA9bWAw8
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #1320
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it was weird... one minute we were splitting lanes and making time, then ... full stop

it was a really cool art studio we stopped at though.

with a billion mosquitoes.
That engine was short lived, for sure. Hmm I wonder how a Thumper racing 325cc kit would do in there?
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