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by Thirdway
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Calsci Touring Windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

Palmer works for me. Prefer it set low and fully tilted towards the rider. No more buffeting, but it isn't going to be a full on touring kind of wind free zone, but it certainly is far more pleasant that the OEM screen. It looks pretty good too and is well made.
by Thirdway
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Which mufflers?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Which mufflers?

Zombie Master wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:09 am
Thirdway wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:15 pm
Why won't Akros work ? I have hard panniers on mine-no problem. I believe they require a link pipe. Mine came with it all fitted so I don't know what kit is needed, but Akros are definitely fine.
Do you have a center stand?
No.
by Thirdway
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Leaky compression clicker
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Leaky compression clicker

I haven't had it happen, but worth saying that it's a quality fork and my experience is that dealers really won't do much when it comes to forks/shock. It's best to take it to a suspension specialist. Forks/shock usually require an overhaul anyway at 20K miles. Top up the gas, replace seals/bushes e...
by Thirdway
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: Which mufflers?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Which mufflers?

Why won't Akros work ? I have hard panniers on mine-no problem. I believe they require a link pipe. Mine came with it all fitted so I don't know what kit is needed, but Akros are definitely fine.
by Thirdway
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

I see you are in Newcastle. If you are still struggling, then pop around to my place when you get the bike back on the road and I can check it for you.
by Thirdway
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

Bike on side stand. Find tightest point. Press bottom run of chain hard up against swing arm and there should be 7mm between top of link and swing arm at mid point.

There is a diagram on the bike, take off seat and it's on the airbox cover near the tank.
by Thirdway
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carbon ceramic brake rotors?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Carbon ceramic brake rotors?

You can only ride so fast :D
by Thirdway
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Carbon ceramic brake rotors?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Carbon ceramic brake rotors?

The only company I know of is Braketech, but no idea if they make them for the SMT http://www.bikehps.com/braketech/axis_cmc_discs.html bit overkill really. Reduce unsparing weight by buying carbon fibre wheels and there will be a marked improvement in turning speed, but why ? Might as well buy a V4...
by Thirdway
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Head bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Head bearing

Rusted solid probably.
Mine was fine when I looked at it. I think liberal use of power washers is what does for them.
by Thirdway
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

^^^ what he said. It looks a frightening amount of slack when set properly. Every bike mate and mechanic says 'should that be like that' ? To the point it gets tiresome explaining that it's set perfect and the bike needs it because of long travel suspension. Those that set it 0.7mm up/down movement ...
by Thirdway
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Pointers for a SMT buyer
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Pointers for a SMT buyer

I would add: Brembo front rotors can become uneven as a result of sticking Pistons. The brakes need serious attention and cannot just be ignored like Jap brakes. Tanks can expand because of modern fuel, not detrimental, but can make it near impossibile to refit the tank after maintenance. Fuel cap i...
by Thirdway
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch slave cylinder - removing and refitting
Replies: 1
Views: 214

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: 986

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: 829

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: 564

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: 1383

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: 628

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: 1043

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: 718

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: 1043

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...