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    Today, 02:35 AM
    So much for 6 piston caliper, when I split the caliper to clean it I found a severe scratch in a piston, so I took it back to the spare parts man....
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    02-18-2017, 06:03 PM
    If something fails, then fix it. The incident I noted is an example of what can and did happen going down that path.
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    02-18-2017, 04:42 PM
    Hi George, I'm not a racer, I'm just an interested observer. I have a couple of friends who are into the 'old timer' racing scene, it's a great...
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    02-17-2017, 05:54 AM
    The original brake had deteriorated over time, it became very spongy, I think mainly due to flexing of the line, so I'm expecting the new stainless...
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    02-17-2017, 12:59 AM
    I've got a feeling that the 6 piston caliper may be an over reach, but I'm happy with the fabrication. I've ordered a stainless braided line, I will...
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    02-14-2017, 03:03 AM
    I did end up making the bracket out of aluminium, the scrap man had no stainless but did have some 10mm and 5mm aluminium plate, and it is easy to...
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    02-10-2017, 05:49 PM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread H100 build! in Project Builds
    Accent! What accent?
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    02-07-2017, 02:59 AM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread 2 stroke exhaust in Technical
    Really? Fair dinkum? Gee wiz! Well blow me down! Dinky die? Ridgy didge? Has this been done? Amazing! Marvellous!
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    02-06-2017, 09:42 PM
    Hi, and welcome, an iconic bike, any Honda 750. Do you have any plans to tidy up the tail light area?
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    02-06-2017, 03:48 AM
    I thought it was only the 8V that chewed cams.
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    02-03-2017, 08:47 PM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Looks like he has an obsessive disorder, pie cut straight sections? Problem? What problem! But he sure can weld, I'm jealous.
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    02-03-2017, 08:18 PM
    Hi Teaser, no sorry, but I'm only a blow in, been here only 17 years.
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    02-03-2017, 05:54 PM
    I have to build some sort of box under my seat to house the battery and relays, it might even be inverted to keep water out, but it will use existing...
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    02-03-2017, 03:52 PM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Hi, my left side doesn't work so well, so I don't have your skill of TIG welding, but I wish I did. On keeping the right rotational position, if a...
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    02-03-2017, 12:58 AM
    Thats a neat setup you've got there Marc, I'm not brave enough to think about welding a bracket to the fork. Replacing the Tokico name with Triumph...
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    02-02-2017, 08:47 PM
    I think the 6 pot is a goer. I will use the little Tokico for the other bike. I'm off to the scrap metal man for some plate for the adaptors.
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    02-02-2017, 05:30 PM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread GS550 Cafe Racer in Project Builds
    I totally agree, fashion takes it's time to catch up with us trendsetters.
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    02-02-2017, 05:13 AM
    Hi, these photos are pretty spot on. To my eye there is something a bit daggy about the rear end of the standard V11, and I think it's the mufflers....
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    02-02-2017, 12:27 AM
    Thanks Hillsys, this photo gives me confidence. I've got another couple of calipers. I like this one, but it's pretty light weight, the mounting...
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    02-01-2017, 03:55 PM
    Thanks for all the replies, 'changes like this need to be considered' is an understatement. I'm going from a 295mm disc to a 320mm disc, so the...
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    02-01-2017, 02:56 AM
    I've bought the brake calipers, 1 off a GSX-R 600 and the other off a GSX-R 750, different makes but otherwise identical. This is roughly the...
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    01-31-2017, 02:40 AM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Honda Cafe Racer in Project Builds
    I wonder if the anonymity of some user names breeds extreme behaviour. People can do whatever they choose, and let the consequences be whatever the...
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    01-30-2017, 09:37 PM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Honda Cafe Racer in Project Builds
    That's good advice. Initially, I found it disturbing, then I got used to it, now I expect it and I laugh. I did worry about people's mental health,...
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    01-30-2017, 03:53 PM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Flushing forks in Technical
    That's a good point. Everyone knows you got to change the oil in the engine periodically, not so the forks. Ignorance is no defense, but it sure does...
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    01-30-2017, 05:02 AM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Flushing forks in Technical
    Hi Brad, so kero can affect the seals, that's what I was worried about. At this stage, I will flush them with spare oil the best I can. The forks on...
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    01-30-2017, 01:37 AM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Flushing forks in Technical
    I've just had a thought. All I've done do far is tip them upside down, pump them, and drain out the oil into a glass container. But does this drain...
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    01-30-2017, 01:14 AM
    MarkHarold replied to a thread Flushing forks in Technical
    No, they are not apart, but they are out of the bike. There is no sign of leakage, so I was just going to change the oil. The old oil is a dirty grey...
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    01-30-2017, 12:21 AM
    MarkHarold started a thread Flushing forks in Technical
    Whats the best fluid to flush the forks when changing the oil? Is kerosene or diesel OK?
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    01-29-2017, 08:53 PM
    A man has got to know his limitations, well that's if he wants to do himself a favour. There is no way I could have welded this tank, the metal is...
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About MarkHarold
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A penny wise pound stupid frugal liberty camper. It's just the way I am, a product of my experiences.
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Sassafras, Victoria, Australia.
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