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Old 03-25-2020, 05:58 PM
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Trying to make the brakes better...
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:52 PM
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Ive found it help to sand the pads to mate with the disc, aswell as a light pass with a flap wheel freshens up the faces..
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Ive found it help to sand the pads to mate with the disc, aswell as a light pass with a flap wheel freshens up the faces..
Yup. Sanded and faced. I added an extended link on the caliper lever. More umph but more pedal travel. I had to make an extension for my brake rod too because I rerouted the linkage to the outside of the frame, back to stock location.

Got my eyes on a kiddy quad I can salvage parts off of. I want to put the front dual A-arms on it and swap over to a hydraulic brake.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:29 PM
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Cool.. I'd like to see what you did..
I have to do a complete overhaul of my bike..
Brake(of course) are top on my list...
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If you sand brake pads, I'd recommend wearing a dust mask and use 80 grit paper or a bit more coarse. I find that 80 grit is about the bare minimum to get what you want with pads and rotors. I do it every brake job.
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Cool.. I'd like to see what you did..
I have to do a complete overhaul of my bike..
Brake(of course) are top on my list...
I drew this faster than going outside for a pic.
Nothing fancy. Some flat stock with some holes. 2 bolts in the lever and one on the brake rod like normal. Just making a bigger lever.

And for extending the long pedal rod I did the same thing. Basically had to reposition the pedal.
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I spent 2 hours yesterday unhooking a stupid Honda wiring harness from the Crossfire and trying to wire the stock one back up. But the stock one is toast so I'll either have to get a new one or make on myself. Probably going to make one myself since all the components and devices still look good.
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Had a visitor today...

A 5 foot Bull snake. Non-venomous. They have been known to eat rattlesnakes. That's good in my book so he got relocated down the road aways.
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Wow, that's quite a snake!
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Speaking of critters, I've had a few run ins with some lately. There's been either a squirrel or a bird that keeps dragging moss into my garage, and trying to build a nest on one of the shelves above my garage door. This shelf happens to also be over where I park my drifter, so my seat keeps getting covered when it falls down.

Also I found a rat's nest in the glove box of a truck I was given a few weeks ago.
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Have any pellet guns? Or bb guns?
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I do have a pellet gun, but it kinda sucks. At 50 feet, it's got about a 9 inch wide grouping at best. I can beat that with a bow. But I like the tin on my garage to be free of holes, so I'll probably just put a board up there to keep them out.
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Wow, that's got to be a cheap gun. I think I could manage a decent grouping at 100 yards with the scope.
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