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Offline Frontline

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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4250 on: October 08, 2021, 12:00:00 PM
*Originally Posted by shunkx [+]
Replaced front brake discs, as the original got crooked for some reason. Bike was not dropped, I didn't hit anything, and every time I was braking I had this stop and go effect. It became so annoying that I decided to finally change discs and the problem is gone.
My suspicion it is because of the lock I was using. Maybe someone sat down on this bike when it was on, for example when I was at the office. We have a parking, and some people sometimes are interested in trying the motorcycles. I don't know..
On my 2018, starting 9k miles mine did the same and by 12K they got replaced under warranty. Didn't do anything or ride in any particular way to cause it and  replacement (OEM) rotors have been perfect since (now 46k). If I wasn't under warranty (at the time), OEM rotors would have cost me $630/pr  :112:

I did however swap to EBC pads since so...  :027:
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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4251 on: October 08, 2021, 12:23:09 PM
*Originally Posted by Frontline [+]
On my 2018, starting 9k miles mine did the same and by 12K they got replaced under warranty. Didn't do anything or ride in any particular way to cause it and  replacement (OEM) rotors have been perfect since (now 46k). If I wasn't under warranty (at the time), OEM rotors would have cost me $630/pr  :112:

I did however swap to EBC pads since so...  :027:

33500km (21000mls) on my 2020 Z900, stock pads lasted 15.000km (1mm left before change) , EBC HH 17.000km (1,2mm left before change), new EBC HH installed recently....
Rotors are straight, and what's maybe strange, they are thick almost as or as new. Initial bite is what i perceive as biggest difference compared to OEM pads.

Note that EBC are 3,6mm thick, and OEM pads are 4mm, so, EBC are longer lasting but better (not much, but better), yet, they dont harms rotors, not for my rotors anyway, i had them (multiple sets) on my previous Z750 and are my first choice when replacing pads.
Last Edit: October 08, 2021, 12:35:21 PM by 3alfa3

Offline shunkx

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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4252 on: October 08, 2021, 12:33:05 PM
Interesting..
I have almost 28 kkm on my motorcycle. I'm curious now to see how long the new ones will last then. :084:

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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4253 on: October 08, 2021, 12:39:16 PM
*Originally Posted by shunkx [+]
My suspicion it is because of the lock I was using. Maybe someone sat down on this bike when it was on, for example when I was at the office. We have a parking, and some people sometimes are interested in trying the motorcycles. I don't know..

Very likely, especially if vibration occured suddenly (difference between last and next ride)
Last Edit: October 08, 2021, 12:41:38 PM by 3alfa3

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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4254 on: October 08, 2021, 01:02:01 PM
Yeah. Next time if I really need to put on my lock, I will do it on the rear rotor, further away from brake caliper. It is too expensive repair to do it too often. :034:

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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4255 on: October 10, 2021, 07:09:00 PM
Replaced Chain and sprockets after 33.500km (not needed, but, it is raining and i was bored   :001: ). JT sprockets (front is rubberized like OEM), stock tooth numbers. DID ZVM-X 525 S&S (chrome finish) Chain.
DID tool is great, you tighten until it stops, did measure few times when installing, but not necessary, it stops when it should, now i know for future chain replacements just to use it without measuring in between.
Powerful air gun for front sprocket nut did its job in fraction of a second.







Last Edit: October 10, 2021, 07:10:38 PM by 3alfa3

Offline zed9

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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4256 on: October 11, 2021, 03:32:07 AM
I have the RK tool. Not cheap but it works beautifully and will last one hundred years. Maybe more.

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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4257 on: October 13, 2021, 03:09:18 PM
Fit the rear braided lines and filled with Motul 660 fluid, bled the brakes and fit the new EBC HH sintered pads to the front callipers.

Will do the fluid in the front lines in the next couple of days.
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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4258 on: October 15, 2021, 10:40:02 AM
new mirrors

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Brembo brake master cylinder; Goodridge braided brake line; DP HH+ brake Pads; Healtech QS; Ixil Exhaust; K-Tech Suspension
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Re: What did you do to your Z today?
Reply #4259 on: October 18, 2021, 01:06:51 PM
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Last Edit: October 18, 2021, 01:07:58 PM by 3alfa3