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#151 ONLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 06:52 PM

The massively tight rear hub but proved too much for us though, so rattle gun or breaker bar needed..

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 06:57 PM

Will have to dig out my parka and two tone suit. Those were the days!
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:27 AM

Overnight zip tie worked a treat and now the lever feels great. That just leaves the eternal question:

Y DOES THAT WORK?

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:08 PM

Word of warning JTS-I had a Triumph 955 (well, work did) with spongy front brake. Must have bled it 20 times but still spongy. Tying the lever up overnight got it back to how it should have been. Until about the 3rd application when the lever would come back to the bars. Scary! Didn't have to find a solution as it went into limp mode and the cost of a replacement ECU was more than the shitheap was worth.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:38 PM

Word of warning JTS-I had a Triumph 955 (well, work did) with spongy front brake. Must have bled it 20 times but still spongy. Tying the lever up overnight got it back to how it should have been. Until about the 3rd application when the lever would come back to the bars. Scary! Didn't have to find a solution as it went into limp mode and the cost of a replacement ECU was more than the shitheap was worth.


Heck! Thanks for the caution. For something that’s so simple bleeding is so voodoo.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:58 PM

Overnight zip tie worked a treat and now the lever feels great. That just leaves the eternal question:

Y DOES THAT WORK?

There will have been an air bubble sitting somewhere that has shifted whilst under pressure
Some stuff even needs the caliper taken off and held above the master cylinder to bleed..
Ktm,looking at you.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:47 PM

I haven't been looking at LML scooters in Rochdale (via eBay), no, not all all. The white one with front rack and whitewalls looks lovely. Oh bugger. 


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:57 PM

Puncture! Tyre was pretty knackered after a year of commuting anyway so no great shakes. Couldn't find any visible punctures from the outside, so I reckon that the state of the rim has probably punctured the tube from the inside. This wheel is from my old Vespa so it's unknown age, but a scooter place put that tyre on a year ago. Some state huh?

 

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The faff of tubes and corroding steel rims has convinced me to shell out £70 on another alloy tubeless one comme ça. Safety first, right?

 

I've been meaning to do the rear pads for ages but the rear hub nut is crazy tight, meaning I've been pondering spending obscene amounts of money on an impact wrench for ages. After several failed attempts, today with a glamorous assistant jamming the rear brakes on, and using an old part of a roof rack as a 5 ft breaker bar I managed to crack the fucker. The next two hours went like this:

 

10 seconds Remove hub 

10 Seconds to ping the pad circlip into eternity. FUCK!

2 Mins on the phone to the swanky vintage Vespa place nearby, luckily there was someone in.

5 Mins to pack up tools 

15 Mins to drive to Vespa place in Daf

30 Mins chatting about building an engine for this that would put out approx 3 times the power (I've been pondering this for a while).

15 Mins to drive home

5 mins to unpack tools

2 mins to change pads. 

 

Hub cleaned up nicely, back plate had some slight signs of oil so I'll have to keep an eye on that. Anyway, it's back together and feeling much nicer. 

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:59 PM

Front brake still okay?


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:39 PM

Front brake still okay?


Yeah works well. Still feels a tiny bit sticky and grabby on occasion so I may have to replace the master cylinder too. Maybe I’m just fussy..

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:00 PM

Probably not a bad idea mate, I guess it isn't pricey.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:55 PM

Ah flip. I had a suspicion that the rear hub is a bit oval as it pulses a bit as you come to a standstill, but the new rear pads have way more bite and seem to make it more noticeable. New rear hub time I suppose...


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:18 PM

Getting the hub skimmed is also an option, it just depends on price I guess.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:15 PM

If you really keep this pegged then the speedo hovers around 60. I always wondered what that actually is in real life, so today I GPS’d it, and held it on WOT for a good 5 miles on a flat bit of road.. the result?

Always seems to be a bit perkier once it’s had a long thrash, after all that stop start carbon build up nonsense.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:50 PM

Good enough.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:15 PM

I'm just home after riding this to Devon and back, avoiding dual carriageways. It was a blissful, blissful thing to do even though I can't feel my feet, face or hands. I think I might take public transport to work tomorrow just for a rest. 

 

The journey back took 11 hours with a couple of coffee breaks. I took the woolwich ferry because it seemed the right thing to do even though it added another hour or so. 

 

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:21 PM

Hey, that's brilliant fair play to you. How do you find the seat, is it pretty comfortable? 


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:25 PM

Hey, that's brilliant fair play to you. How do you find the seat, is it pretty comfortable? 

 

I got one of the newer sculpted seats second hand from the 'bay even though its modern looks offend me. It's way comfier though. Naturally I got a sore arse but it wasn't bad enough to mar the good times. 


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

Brilliant!


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

How is that front brake.

 

I found a breaker bar I had bought a couple of years ago but had forgotten about completely. Doh!


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

How is that front brake.

I found a breaker bar I had bought a couple of years ago but had forgotten about completely. Doh!

It’s good! Somehow the notchiness disappeared.. front wheel bearing seems to have developed a bit of a drone though :(

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