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Re: so it begins
Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 01:27:28 PM
It got up to high seventies yesterday. Was on the bicycle.

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Re: so it begins
Reply #21 on: October 08, 2019, 01:30:36 PM
We had rain rain rain
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Re: so it begins
Reply #22 on: October 08, 2019, 09:47:08 PM

Has anyone other than me, tried this?

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Re: so it begins
Reply #23 on: October 08, 2019, 10:17:38 PM
Nope
How long have you been using it ?
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Re: so it begins
Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 10:23:51 PM
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Nope
How long have you been using it ?
I've been using it on my small engines for 2 or 3 years. ie Lawnmower Chainsaw etc. Works great. Used half an ounce per gallon on the z last winter. No issues what so ever. Just thought I'd throw it out there

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Re: so it begins
Reply #25 on: November 03, 2019, 03:46:53 AM
I woke up, 32.1 degrees. We left for a ride in the 40's. Never got above low 50's. Burned up a tank of gas but I brought along a double shot of StaBil for the fill up. When I got home I changed the oil.
She's down for the season. 😥

One thing. On the highway portion on the ride home I blasted the Z into the triple digits and man, with the new suspension, despite the cold temps and side winds I was having a blast. She was steady as a rock. 👍
Found out my front brakes are sucking bad. That's my winter project. I was thinking reflash but I need better brakes more. Too squishy.

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Re: so it begins
Reply #26 on: November 03, 2019, 11:40:18 AM
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Found out my front brakes are sucking bad. That's my winter project. I was thinking reflash but I need better brakes more. Too squishy.

Mine are not squishy but definitely no feel to them....feel like 24's for pads. I will be doing something for them just not sure what just yet.
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Re: so it begins
Reply #27 on: November 03, 2019, 12:52:26 PM
When I recently bled my brakes there were a lot of microscopic bubbles in the fluid that wouldn't stop. It wasn't air coming around the threads on the bleeder as those bubbles are large and they cause the vacuum on the MityVac to drop quickly.
This may have something to do with the ABS unit, IDK.

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Re: so it begins
Reply #28 on: November 03, 2019, 01:54:07 PM
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When I recently bled my brakes there were a lot of microscopic bubbles in the fluid that wouldn't stop. It wasn't air coming around the threads on the bleeder as those bubbles are large and they cause the vacuum on the MityVac to drop quickly.
This may have something to do with the ABS unit, IDK.


I have ABS too, has it been that way from the beginning or something that has just started to happen ?
Sounds like SS lines and actual HH's are coimg  :164:
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Re: so it begins
Reply #29 on: November 03, 2019, 03:10:02 PM
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I have ABS too, has it been that way from the beginning or something that has just started to happen ?
Sounds like SS lines and actual HH's are coimg  :164:
Possible but the Goldfren on my ZRX perform fantastically. I'm going to inspect my Goldfren on the Z to see if there's something up with them.
I'd say the spongy lever has got worse. The Z didn't have the firmest lever in the world when new but it wasn't noticeably soft. Now I feel I can squeeze the lever to the grip at will. As a result for a stop now which activates the ABS it requires a hard squeeze. Something ain't right.
It's not the bleeding, I'm a good brake bleeder.

Also, on another bike I owned I couldn't get a firm lever. That's because I rebuilt the used calipers I bought but used the crappy pads they came with. The used pads had worn unevenly on the PO's bike but I used them anyways to see how they performed. They wound up rocking in the caliper when brake pressure was applied. It turned out I had on hand a good pair of used pads. I swapped them out and the problem of a squishy lever went away, but not after several bleedings to no avail. Lesson learned.
That's why I'm going to check the surface of the Goldfren pads after I come back from California.
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