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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #750 on: 22 August 2018, 05:02:13 PM »
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #751 on: 24 August 2018, 10:24:24 PM »
Took mine out for 1st time, returned home and straightened the warped rear disc.

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« Reply #752 on: 24 August 2018, 11:06:17 PM »
Took mine out for 1st time, returned home and straightened the warped rear disc.

What’s your technique for straightening the disc?

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« Reply #753 on: 25 August 2018, 08:46:35 AM »
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.

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« Reply #754 on: 25 August 2018, 09:43:25 AM »
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
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« Reply #755 on: 25 August 2018, 10:10:40 AM »
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable
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« Reply #756 on: 25 August 2018, 10:30:57 AM »
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable


Judging by his foot in the photo, that really is a large adjustable spanner isn't it?  :eek
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« Reply #757 on: 25 August 2018, 10:58:42 AM »
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable


Judging by his foot in the photo, that really is a large adjustable spanner isn't it?  :eek
Bacho is good kit - with an expensive price to match. That is an expensive spanner !
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« Reply #758 on: 25 August 2018, 11:24:49 AM »
This. Found the high spot and gave it a tweak.


Little word of advice........don't do that.
One, it's just wrong, two, i've never heard of a warped rear disc, EVER, and three, don't do that ever again.....please.
You aren't 'fixing' anything by bending a disc. If it needs changing, then simply change it.
I doubt very very much that it's warped anyway, just give your caliper a good clean up and use Red Rubber grease on the outer pistons, do it once or twice a year and it will not misbehave.
Don't worry all he wanted to do was show off his 15 inch Bacho adjustable


Judging by his foot in the photo, that really is a large adjustable spanner isn't it?  :eek
Bacho is good kit - with an expensive price to match. That is an expensive spanner !


Still won't straighten a disc though!
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #759 on: 25 August 2018, 12:07:16 PM »
I better bend it back then :D . Thanks, appreciate your concern darrsi. I overhauled the rear caliper with one of the stainless kits, took it for a run and felt the back pedal pulsing, feeler gauges between disc and pad showed 1.5mm gap (guessing its been bent during a tyre swap in its past) after straightening I checked for cracks with detector spray. Previous owner fitted a new chain believing the old one was the cause of a clicking noise, turned out to be the disc catching the pads.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #760 on: 25 August 2018, 12:12:11 PM »
Fazersharp everything was cheaper in 1980s, including my shoes :lol

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« Reply #761 on: 25 August 2018, 04:59:11 PM »
Mine is slightly warped too, on a 1000. Caliper not dragging, perhaps it was at some point prior to my ownership. New pattern discs are available on fleabay for less than £30 but it doesn’t really bother me enough to warrant replacement. Got a few Bahco in the garage of varying sizes too 🙃
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #762 on: 25 August 2018, 05:49:18 PM »
I use my rear brake a lot in traffic so i like it to be sharp and very responsive.
Got a Galfer disc with SBS Ceramic pads and it's the best combo i've ever had on the rear of any bike i've owned.
Not the cheapest out there but you get what you pay for with discs.
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« Reply #763 on: 25 August 2018, 06:32:11 PM »
My Bahco adjustable will outlast me. Bugger, that's just devalued me to less than 50 quid.

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« Reply #764 on: 25 August 2018, 10:21:36 PM »
I have a Bacho file rasp/metal and an adjustable extra thin wide jaw good for plumbing work. Been hanging my nose over their 8224 adjustable pump pliers - sick of my crappy cheapo ones loosing the size I set
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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #765 on: 26 August 2018, 08:49:28 AM »
Knipex are a good make for water pump pliers.

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Re: What have you done to your FZS600 bike today
« Reply #766 on: 26 August 2018, 03:46:26 PM »
Like these, also a great seized brake piston and oil filter removal tool.

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« Reply #767 on: 26 August 2018, 05:09:15 PM »
Like these, also a great seized brake piston and oil filter removal tool.


You're having us on fella, surely you don't take a pair of gas pliers to the brake pots!?!
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« Reply #768 on: 26 August 2018, 05:48:08 PM »
 :lol  Celticdog, they were seized solid 1/4 way out, the caliper was in the vice getting plenty of heat and the pistons were heading for the scrap heap anyway, so no harm done.

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« Reply #769 on: 28 August 2018, 08:38:00 AM »
:lol  Celticdog, they were seized solid 1/4 way out, the caliper was in the vice getting plenty of heat and the pistons were heading for the scrap heap anyway, so no harm done.
I I will look into the knipex ones they look like they have plenty of setting positions which is another bug-bear I have with my crappy cheap ones.
deeteefifty - I would of thought with all that expensive kit you could afford more than one pair of shoes :lol   
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« Reply #770 on: 28 August 2018, 09:49:31 AM »
My stilettos are out of shot, that's just one of those shoes you find on the road, I keep it in my pocket for emergencies, in this case it was used as a prop to give a sense of proportiontion to my exhibits.

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« Reply #771 on: 28 August 2018, 10:42:28 AM »
My stilettos are out of shot, that's just one of those shoes you find on the road, I keep it in my pocket for emergencies, in this case it was used as a prop to give a sense of proportiontion to my exhibits.
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« Reply #772 on: 30 August 2018, 11:52:04 AM »
Last night I thought I'd have a look out of curiosity when my MOT runs out.......... it was this Sunday.  :eek

Phoned the good lads down at my bike shop this morning who kindly said bring it down straight away and it had passed by 10am.  :thumbup
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« Reply #773 on: 31 August 2018, 11:05:57 AM »
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« Reply #774 on: 31 August 2018, 11:10:40 AM »
Nice one👍