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by andybaggies
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front master cylinder
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Front master cylinder

How about trying the reverse bleed method ? use a syringe on the caliper bleed nipple and push the fluid 'backwards' up into the master cylinder. I used this method after I took the caliper pistons out for a seal refurbish and found that bleeding them in the usual manner proved pretty much impossibl...
by andybaggies
Wed May 31, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: New V-Raptor owner in town!
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: New V-Raptor owner in town!

Welcome in... and look forward to seeing your motor.

Too early for me yet but I'll have a little tot of ouzo with my dinner.

Yasou ! :) !
by andybaggies
Tue May 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front brake pads
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Front brake pads

At first I had some sort of cheapo pads on the OEM brembo discs but these were unsatisfactory with little initial bite or much else to recommend. The pads were changed to EBCs (forget which type) and initially they gave more bite & overall strength but this then faded over time & miles. They were st...
by andybaggies
Thu May 25, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Celebration drinks anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Celebration drinks anyone?

It's still early, pretty warm and before lunch so I'll just have a bitter shandy.

Superb, three out of three is pretty damn good with these old 'uns. No advisories either?
by andybaggies
Wed May 17, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Batteries, 650 in particular
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Batteries, 650 in particular

The snag is the earth connection. It's very short and disappears under the tank. I didn't have time to investigate how its clipped and if there's some spare length which could be freed to get it to reach the terminal. On mine (1000) there was a factory mod that enabled the earth connection to be bo...
by andybaggies
Sun May 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Clutch diagnosis? ??
Replies: 25
Views: 453

Re: Clutch diagnosis? ??

Yep..it sure does...action is smooth....Lever is great!
Clutch locks up perfectly even with a handful...no slip to be found anywhere! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Hurrah! and if it's anything like mine this will be the perfect time for the push rod oil seal to start weeping...
by andybaggies
Fri May 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre recommendations for Raptor 1000
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Tyre recommendations for Raptor 1000

Michelin Pilot Road 4. Seems to be the go for all weather.
Bit late now with another vote for the Michelins but I've always fitted the PR3s. The bike is my daily & these are equally good in wet/cold/dry a last ~8K
by andybaggies
Wed May 10, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Bird Strike
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Bird Strike

Ooo er, bird strikes are never good and it still amazes me just how many feathers they have. I knew a guy who was a passenger in a car that took a swan hit on the M40 and it went through the windscreen. Luckily he was wearing glasses because he said he was cleaning blood & guts from his ears, nose &...
by andybaggies
Wed May 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Rectifier regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Rectifier regulator

should I fit it now... before the reg rec arrives or should it be all done together? Both times my reg/rec died it took the battery with it. The first time by boiling it dry & the second time by swelling it like a balloon. So If you want to use the bike it'll be best to wait for the reg/rec. BTW th...
by andybaggies
Mon May 08, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Rectifier regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Rectifier regulator

To at least get some semblance of warning that the reg/rec is about to pop and possible save the battery I've invested in one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-12 ... 1810446914
by andybaggies
Mon May 08, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: MOT or no MOT that is the question!
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: MOT or no MOT that is the question!

I notice you have a full caliper seal kit i.e. including the 2 joint O rings. It isn't an official Bembo one, is it? I thought they didn't supply repair spares anymore, due to possible litigation, and they are only avaible via KTM (?) dealers. And even then you can only ge the caliper seals & not th...
by andybaggies
Sat May 06, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Sidestand and/or spring
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Sidestand and/or spring

Mighty kind offer there CT but hold forth for the moment because I've ordered a couple of springs one from wemoto & another from ebay. And I reckon at least one of them should work. Besides it'd be a shame to split up the stand parts as I only need the spring - which in all probability will just rus...
by andybaggies
Sat May 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: MOT or no MOT that is the question!
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: MOT or no MOT that is the question!

and immediately the clutch slip got worse.... Are you 100% sure you have adjusted the clutch cable/actuator correctly? The actuator must not prevent the push rod from fully releasing, hence the 1/4 turn back after the screw is just touching the rod. It's a right old fiddle and the manual doesn't ex...
by andybaggies
Fri May 05, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Sidestand and/or spring
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Sidestand and/or spring

Just seen an exhaust spring which is the same length but too small a diameter to contain the smaller spring.

So why do we have/need two springs?
by andybaggies
Fri May 05, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Sidestand and/or spring
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Sidestand and/or spring

Just noticed the larger of the two sidestand springs has broken.

A quick look on ebay shows a spring of roughly the same size might work but does anyone know of suitable replacements for either the spring or complete stand?