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Cat C Bike

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by wazza300, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    You should feel that at low speed though surely?

    Mine's spot on now. Bled it until no bubbles yesterday on both calipers & mc, then tied the lever last night. It's never been so good, even out the factory. Maybe they never bled them properly when they put my new reservoirs on.

    I guess you have had it on the stand, apply the brake, then try spin it to see if it's sticking? That's how I figured out what was wrong with mine. It seems mine were sticking, then the pistons were getting knocked back because of that.
     
  2. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I can't feel it when riding but it seems very slight,I took the caliper off wrapped it in rag and put it onto of the mudguard then rolled the bike backwards and forwards and the lever didn't comeback,whatever it is is pushing the pistons in slightly

    Good job yours was an easy fix,ican get the disc straightened if it's that
     
  3. Craig321

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    All that I've read about warped discs, is you will feel it at low speed, which makes sense, I guess it'd almost grab harder at certain points rolling forward.

    Could be your mounting bits that are bent on the fork?
     
  4. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

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    Your front discs are floaters so check the buttons this is common on old bikes people think the disc is warped but just need a clean BUT if your talking about the new 600 you have then probably not.

    It is very easy to check if a disc is warped but if no main stand then you need another person.
     
  5. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    I guess your MOT man is being a pain because it's a cat C MOT rather than a typical one?
     
  6. wazza300

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    It's just the same mot,I ain't told him it was a write off,somethings not right on it though
     
  7. .one.

    Mobster

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    Just read your thread and you say a fork was bent and straightened mm I would take a closer look.

    Edit: Can be a number of things after front end damage what is the mots testers thoughts ? if he has ridden the bike should take about 5 mins to work out whats wrong.
     
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  8. wazza300

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    I managed to dig out one of my old zx10r front discs and fit that,they are pretty much spot on,it doesn't do it now

    So looks like a damaged or warped disc,my fault for not getting it checked with the forks
     
  9. Craig321

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    Nice :D at least you got to the bottom of it
     
  10. wazza300

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    If he fails it now I'll ride it into the local canal:mad:
     
  11. wazza300

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    It's passed !!! Wooop:D
     
  12. Scooby_WR1

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Yay!!:D

    What are you plans for this bike now, is it going to replace your other one?
     
  13. benji182

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 22, 2006

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    Nice one Wazza :D

    Bet you cannot wait to give it a proper blast ;D


    What exhaust did you end up fitting?
     
  14. wazza300

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    @Scooby idk yet might enjoy it through summer (summer lol) then decide whether to keep or sell,trouble with me is im used to old hacks and its a job to look after a new machine

    @benji its an arrow gp2 end can/decat pipe,ive given it some stick its got more power than my older one,the brakes are ace

    EDIT: oh and I took full advantage of the supercorsas today

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    they look nice with a gold disc
     
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