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    Top box off and I can cock my leg over, so i dont have to mount it from a high kerb. This pleases me.



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    Dunno what that MC is off of, but ti doesn't look OEM in anyway. Needs straightening up etc.



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    Looks quite nice without the top box
    Master Cylinder looks like an R6 one, which will be 14mm, I suspect the standard is 12.5mm, the brakes will feel wooden and ineffective.

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    Looks quite nice without the top box
    Master Cylinder looks like an R6 one, which will be 14mm, I suspect the standard is 12.5mm, the brakes will feel wooden and ineffective.
    Interesting, thanks. I've sorned it now so cant test it, although I might just ride down my road to see what it's like now i have some lever power. I know nowt about swapping m/cylinders, is there something inbetween those sizes that would be better?

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    Master cylinder may be standard but the reservoir isn't, the brakes on the R I had were pretty good so def needs some work

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    Interesting, thanks. I've sorned it now so cant test it, although I might just ride down my road to see what it's like now i have some lever power. I know nowt about swapping m/cylinders, is there something inbetween those sizes that would be better?
    A 13mm if you can find one for sensible money, if not it's a new one from Brembo or Grimeca

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    It needs a weeksy clean.
    a friend flogged his and regrets it.i can't imagine it leaving you stranded unless you shoot the thing .

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    It needs a weeksy clean.
    a friend flogged his and regrets it.i can't imagine it leaving you stranded unless you shoot the thing .

    Its going to get a clean, but not a weeksy clean. I've been signed off of work until April, so hopefully have some time to work my way through it. I really like it. It completely different to my XTX, it feels like an old XL500! Also feels like it weighs about 2.5 times the weight of my Duke 690!

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    [Looks even better with the rack removed completely.


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    Oil and filter changed today. Oil looked like it hadn't been changed in a while? On the plus side there was copperslip on the bolts I took out,, so somebody has cared for it at some point. Next job front caliper clean up and new pads and fluid...

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    In all seriousness, your knee seems to have recovered amazingly quickly. I've heard of folk still being knackered even after a year. Not many tough folk down in Shandyland

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    In all seriousness, your knee seems to have recovered amazingly quickly. I've heard of folk still being knackered even after a year. Not many tough folk down in Shandyland
    I'm a LEGend mate!

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    Cleaned up the caliper and pistons, so you can push these in by hand now.






    Errr, anyone seen my chain adjuster plate! Lot of play in the cush drive, so i'll get the back wheel off and trim it out with inner tube and/or replace the rubbers if the are knackered? Rear wheel bearings look iffy from the outside, but i'll replace them if they need doing. Chain and sprockets seem quite new. . 8x6 black back number plate arived today, so i'll bung that on later after its all been cleaned.



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    Looks like the swingarm took a whack and broke the plate .

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