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About marktheaxeman

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  1. Thanks swooshdave - cheap as chips too!!
  2. Hi Scud - any luck with finding the levers and foot rests etc? cheers Mark.
  3. Docc will the later brake and gear shift work on the red short frame - which my bike is?? Cheers,
  4. Scud that would be great if you have it all. I can remove the powder coating no problem as my bike is all ally. I would need the long bolt as well which holds the gear lever in place and the small arm which fits on the gearbox spline. Let me know how much you have and what you want for it. I'll cover the postage costs. Cheers Mark.
  5. Hi there. Has anyone got the standard foot rests, rear brake lever, gear lever and linkages that they want to sell? At the moment I have rear sets which are a bit high for me and would like to put it back to the standard set up. Ive has a look at doing it with new parts but some of the required bits don’t seem to be available and the prices are ridiculous!! Also if anyone wants to swap their standard set up for my custom rear sets then I’d be up for that im in Bath Somerset Uk thanks.
  6. I am pretty sure I’ve sorted the problem now!! I removed the plastic inlet pipe on the master cylinder and discovered that one of the two small holes was blocked up with crud. The hole is tiny and tapered so easy to block up over time. So I probably didn’t need the new seals etc fitted - but at least I know they’re all good for a few more years of riding !
  7. I have the master cylinder off the bike and i still cant blow through it... nothing connected.
  8. The plot thickens.. I fitted the service kit in the caliper earlier and everything went together really well. The old seals actually looked pretty good. On refilling the system with fluid I could not get any to flow down into the master cylinder - tried pumping the pedal - no joy. So I took the master cylinder back off took it apart again to make sure everything was spotless and clean (it has a new service kit fitted - I did it last week). What I can’t understand is when I blow through the plastic inlet which is attached to the tube going to the reservoir- there is no air flow no matter what position the piston is in. Surely when the piston is right back against the circlip there should be flow through to allow the fluid into the high pressure part (to the caliper). ?? Its as if the black piston needs to come out beyond the circlip. I’ll add some pics of the master cylinder. cheers mark.
  9. 1. All I have done to the bike since I’ve had it is fit some Mistral pipes and fit a new led rear light and indicators. 2. It’s happened twice now in the last few weeks. 3. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned everything. Cheers.
  10. Thanks Dan M. I stripped it all down today and fitted a service kit to the master cylinder. I had real trouble getting the white nylon sleeve out - I had to destroy it to get it moving. I found there was a small amount of corrosion on the bore behind the sleeve. I removed it with some fine wet and dry. I wonder if this may have caused the piston to stick intermittently- causing the problem?? Fingers crosssed ... ive got the caliper service kit coming this week and some new pads. The disc looks fine thank god.
  11. Thanks for all the great feedback. I think I’m going to start with checking the master cylinder and get a service kit for it and perhaps get one for the Caliper too. This bike was a Japanese import with very low mileage so I’m guessing it’s just been laying idle for many years - which doesn’t help. Lucky Phil - your point about accidentally dragging the rear brake pedal is valid as I thought I may have been doing this. I think I’ll adjust the position of the lever so that it’s well out of the way. Also it has rear sets on - not sure if this would make a difference?
  12. Thanks for your feedback guys. It looks like i may have done more harm than good with the wd40. What silicone based lubricant can i use? and do you think that i will have to replace the seals now? Also docc i had the caliper off after the first time it happened and moved it around to the same side as the pedal to bleed it through with new fluid - so i had it with the bleed nipple at the top then. Should the pistons slide back into the caliper when applying pressure with the pipe grips as they seemed pretty solid - just wondering if there is a problem with the master cylinder which it not letting the fluid back into the reservoir - i did have the top off the reservoir btw.
  13. Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me?? I have had a problem a couple of times recently with the back brake binding on on my 2002 v11 sport and causing me to stop and let it cool down. The disc gets very very hot - so much so you can hear it ticking. The brake pedal actually goes solid with no movement in it at all. I had the caliper apart previously to clean it and check that the piston were moving. It looked pretty clean to be honest. I sprayed a load of wd 40 around the pistons. I couldnt get the pistons to go back in with some pipe grips - they should do shouldnt they? I wonder if it may be air in the line or if there is something wrong with the master cylinder. Has any one else had this issue?? Thanks in advance, Mark.
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