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Greetings friends,
I finally got around to installing a few of my new "goodies".
Got myself 4 new airbox rubber snorkels as mine were
"stiffer than a teenaged boy with a Victoria's secret catalog":crackup.
When fitting them, I found the mating surface of the airbox to carb wasn't flat,
so some surgery was done using a dremel....Prob solved.
Also gave the carbs a good clean & adjustment
(pilot jets were pretty dirty so I got to use my ultrasonic cleaner on them) and new spark plugs were put in too.
Then I installed my new Goodridge braided clutchline,
I had a few WTF moments (I couldn't workout which end went where)
but got it fitted & then used my Vacuum pump to bleed the line.
I'd never used one before so was a bit skeptical about how easily it would do the job,
anyway it took 5 mins (max) to have it bled and the clutch feels better than it has for years:clap.
Finished up by putting my new "carbon fibre look" clutch & brake levers on.

Conclusion : if you've been having any probs with bleeding the brakes or clutch,
I highly recommend getting yourself a Vacuum pump:thumbup
(I'll be using it to do the brakes on my Corvette too, as they are notoriously hard to bleed properly).
So that's my weekend gone. I still have front brake lines and speedo drive to install but I've run outta time.
STAY SAFE,
Cheers:cheers,
GAV
 

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Sorry Blaine,
Got so involved that I didn't get any pics during install,
but I'll take some in the next couple of days & post'em.
GOOD NEWS, Bike runs great and the clutch feels good too,
just have to get used to the lever not wobbling around.
Cheers,
Gav
 

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Gooday All,
Well, I finally installed my HEL braided brake lines (front & rear),
the braided clutch line I installed has made a world of difference
(feel wise) so I'm hoping these will too.
Also... using the vacuum pump made things alot easier too.
Spent more time removing the fairing than bleeding the brakes.
Now the reassembly... then test ride.
Smoko break's over, back to the shed.
Cheers,
Gav
 

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Well, all I can say is WOW !!!!
The difference between night & day.
Why didn't I do this earlier ???
This is the BEST the brakes have felt in years (Always good but not great).
I actually had the back wheel come up when I hit the fronts HARD:scared.
I LOVE IT !!!!
Now to install my A.P.E cam chain tensioner and get some pics of the work.
Cheers,
Gav
 
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