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by Thirdway
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder - removing and refitting
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Clutch slave cylinder - removing and refitting

Not normally. Did you reassemble in correctly-there's a tricky little pin which fits in a slot and it can fall out very easily without it being noticed. The other possibility is that you didn't undo the clutch slave screw equally and caused the piston to cock itself in the bore-then you might have g...
by Thirdway
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Draw through circuits
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Draw through circuits

Yep, you get to learn that big twins need perfect batteries to start them. I never, ever leave the bike without connecting it to an Optimate charger.

The other thing to watch out for is corrosion on the terminal blocks Around the headstock area.
by Thirdway
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Scary brake failure reports.
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Scary brake failure reports.

Oh and if the brakes were dragging, free up the disc bobbins. I had to do mine a few weeks ago for the same slight groan from some drag. It's the same you get on any bike with floating discs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I think this is a myth. Many of us spent hours of time freeing up our bob...
by Thirdway
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Is there a step by step guide to renewing the standard air filter anywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Is there a step by step guide to renewing the standard air filter anywhere

It's in the owners manual I think. Make sure you have a next to empty tank and remove the crash bars if fitted. You might as well do the plugs while you are under there. You will need a bit of extra room, just drain a small amount of coolant, take off the horn, top pipe and fixings and swing the rad...
by Thirdway
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How to: change/replace front brake fluid, Brembo
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: How to: change/replace front brake fluid, Brembo

You should really have changed the seals if you pulled the Pistons. Over time the brake fluid swells them, so when putting the Pistons back there is a greater chance of damage. Also, the dust seal gets full of grit - you only realise it when you prise the seal out-that means you may well have pushed...
by Thirdway
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Rear brake issue
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Rear brake issue

Might be a knackered master cylinder piston seal allowing pressure the release as the fluid warms up.
by Thirdway
Sun May 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3

The roadtec is a flatter profiled tyre, in effect a Pirelli Angel. My mate just wore a pair out on his Tracer 09 and they wore only slightly better than the 7RR. They are also a more comfortable tyre than the 7RR if you don't like the constant road telemetry of the sportier tyre. He is swapping out ...
by Thirdway
Sat May 27, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Service costs
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Service costs

It's out of warranty. Do it yourself. Unless you have a serious power loss, or high miles, then leave the valves alone. A full services for a novice takes around a day. That will be: Brake clean, fluid replacement. Oil/filter change Air filter replace Plugs replaced. Clean/oil/grease all mechanical ...
by Thirdway
Sat May 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3

Most say to stick to standard pressures unless specifically mentioning an alteration. As to the Dunlops, not used them on my SMT, but they should suit it if you prefer quicker steering. The PR3 are also good tyres, but it comes down to your preference for profile. Dunlops are more profiled, PR3s are...
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips

It must be a dedicated connector then. I hadn't realised there was one. My grips go underneath the grips themselves and wire to the spare connectors in the headlamp. Most connectors aren't covered anyway so no need to worry. Most of them allow water into the connection, but as its only 12 v it doesn...
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What settings when fully loaded?
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: What settings when fully loaded?

In bar it's 2.6 rear 2.4 front.

It needs a good load of preload on the rear, 5 turns at least.
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips

Not if they are just standard OEM connectors. The usual point of fitting is into the headlamp housing as there is a pair of switched power wires. They don't come with any covers, just insulation boots over the internal connectors which are open to the weather. If there are bare wires without insulat...
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs

For posterity:

Tail lamp bulbs-49011435200
Brake light bulb-60014048100
mask screw M6x16-014580060166
Bush to fit screw (mudflap bushing)-75001094010

Not sure where they get mudflap bushing ? But it's the right part.
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 2355

Re: SM - T " Torture"

drewsninja wrote:that's good was the seat done at saddlecraft South shields

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Yes £110 and 3 day turn around.
by Thirdway
Fri May 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 2355

Re: SM - T " Torture"

I did 400 miles first day about 200 the next two days and just over 300 miles back home. I shuffled about a bit, but once I lifted the pressure for a few seconds the seat felt comfortable again. Happy with that. I reckon I could do serious distance without much pain.
by Thirdway
Fri May 19, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 2355

Re: SM - T " Torture"

The Gel pad certainly improves things, it doesn't eliminate the discomfort completely-I think that's a problem with narrow seats-but it changes things from agony to bearable. I certainly didn't get that stinging pain that I normally endure. However, one issue, because the pad doesn't compress it mea...
by Thirdway
Thu May 18, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs

Anyone got a part number for the screw and bush style washer that screws the mask to the tank -there are 4 of them, they are silver in colour and the one I'm wanting is close to where the triple tree is. Mine looks like it went AWOL on holiday. I looked at Trevor popes fiche and it looks wrong-it sh...
by Thirdway
Wed May 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer products screen
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Palmer products screen

I did 1100 miles in all weathers over the last few days and found the Palmer did a far better job than the standard screen. It isn't exactly a touring screen, but it does make sustained high speeds less unpleasant. I found highest position, tilted maximum back eliminated any buffeting. I'm going to...
by Thirdway
Tue May 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer products screen
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Palmer products screen

I did 1100 miles in all weathers over the last few days and found the Palmer did a far better job than the standard screen. It isn't exactly a touring screen, but it does make sustained high speeds less unpleasant. I found highest position, tilted maximum back eliminated any buffeting. I'm going to ...
by Thirdway
Thu May 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 2355

Re: SM - T " Torture"

Would love to hear of the results on this gel pad. There's couple seat places around here, but all there pads are way thinner, like 5-10mm which I don't think is enough. Wonder if they would do pillion side as well? After all this talk of torturous seating and having broken my arse on the first lon...