What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Ivor » 03 Jul 2019, 13:53

Put new swing arm bearings in and re-fitted it and the back wheel..
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby dcf750 » 06 Jul 2019, 23:14

Today... I bought a 750 C4 from Andy (750four) to add to my 750 C3. Happy days. The second thing I did when I got home was to remove the rear rack...
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Ivor » 07 Jul 2019, 20:19

Stripped the paint off and refurb'ed the back break, new seals and pads and goodridge hose. Put it back on bike then gave up trying to bleed it after a couple of hours... had a beer :)
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby jrkk » 07 Jul 2019, 21:14

Beer is always good. Let's take another.
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Freddy » 23 Jul 2019, 07:02

Started a simple oil change. Sump has previously had a stripped drain plug thread repaired with a time sert thread insert. Instead of the sump plug unscrewing when I went to remove it, the plug had locked onto the time sert and it wound out.

After initially thinking to fix in with the sump on, decided to pull it off and do it correctly. So off with the exhaust, oil lines, sump. Clean everything up, Locktite 263 the time cert back in place, reassemble. Fortunately had the sump gasket, o-rings, and exhaust gaskets sitting on the garage shelf.

Just got to wait 24 hours for the Locktite to fully cure then its stick in the sump plug, oil, and hopefully happy days.
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Freddy » 26 Jul 2019, 12:31

Rear brake pads were getting down, so fitted new pads.

With every pad change I've also found it beneficial to recondition the calipers, so that was done. The reason is corroded pistons and dry sticky dust seals give rise to extra pedal/lever travel (they act like return springs on the pistons). However this time I found since using Super Lube synthetic silicone grease for assembly the pistons were completely corrosion free and as clean as the day they were fitted.
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Ivor » 18 Aug 2019, 09:38

good tip with the superlube synthetic silicone grease , will be using that also . After way too many hours up and downing with the rear brake pedal and bleed nipple spanner trying to bleed the rear brakes, I decided to take the master cylinder apart, the internal piston had jammed in the up position so was never going to pump any fresh brake fluid through :evil: :evil: refurb kit on the way , fingers crossed it'll all work propper soon
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