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Offline billywingnut

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MOT today
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:37:17 PM »
Well, although I didn't need to, I took my bike for an MOT at the local Honda dealer. It passed with flying colours as it should with the amount of work I've done on it. It marks the end of phase  one of the project. Having taken a 50 ish mile ride on it here are my findings .
It's very smooth and responsive up to 6000 rpm I haven't pushed it any further , new rings to bed in. On the downside I find the front brake is not a two finger affair I have to grab a handful and it appears to fade a little. All parts have been replaced in the front braking system. The top end is still a little rattlly even though I replaced primary and cam  chains and tensioners, I know it's common but there is still room for improvement. Having said that it's a nice a nice ride.

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Re: MOT today
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 01:26:31 PM »
My advice for what it's worth is don't fettle the engine until you have done at least 500 miles. Then all the usual, oil and filter change, adjust tappets, vacuum sync carbs and strobe timing. The front brake sounds almost normal to me. A disc skim may help if not already done.
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Re: MOT today
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 01:54:05 PM »
Also, new brake pads need time to "bed in" before they are at there best. If you have fitted new pads, you need to use the brake gently but frequently to allow them to bed in. If you don't let them do that, the pads can glaze, which drastically reduces efficiency, so if that happens, pads out, break the glaze and start again!
 
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Re: MOT today
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »
thanks for the advice

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Re: MOT today
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 07:29:47 PM »
All good advice on brakes a two finger affair it will never be. I use the gearbox to scrub off speed.   
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Offline Spitfire

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Re: MOT today
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 07:55:19 PM »
I've had to do the odd swerve when my mate in front grabs a handfull of his modern up front twin discs, it's definately a wing and a prayer time, though the squeal from my front brake does warn him that I am close.

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Re: MOT today
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 08:05:49 PM »
I tend to forget when changing from old to new bike and try to throw myself over the bars.
Or even worse the other way round going new to old and over shoot the first corner.
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Re: MOT today
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 10:23:16 PM »
Just check the upper caliper mount is against the fork leg and the mudguard brace is not between the mount and the leg, easy to get that wrong if you don't know and you'll have awful brakes until the pads wear to an angle.
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