Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Beryl Beemer gets new front bacon slicers
Spent 3 hours last Saturday to fit some new NG front brake discs, and pads. I had queried about the blue, med strength thread locker, but found at the same store as what I had previously saw the red low strength stuff. The blue is in a similar red bottle, can't see the liquid until you unscrew the top. Anyway new discs from Motohansa, off the shelf $225 each but got 10% off, same for the pads which were about $56 a set. About 30-40 minutes of those 3 hours was giving Beryl a tub. Hardest part of the job was fitting the calipers back on with new pads, if only BMW had have made the callipers smaller or the wheel bigger it woulda saved about 15 mins and mucho cussing. Needed to extract some brake fluid from master cylinder as due to wearing down of the discs I had obviously topped up the reservoir. How nice to have some new pads, don't realise the subtle rattles from the broken pad springs until new pads are fitted. As I mentioned to Keith's post on rag an polish, these bikes still look top class, even Beryl at 15yrs and 234,840kms looks very sophisticated.
19XX BSA 125cc "racing" Bantam
1950 Sunbeam 500cc S7 Combo
19XX Royal Enfield 500 J2 combo
19XX BSA 500cc single B33
1960 Triumph 650cc Tiger 110
1970 Honda 750cc four K1
1975 Triumph Trident 750 triple
1978 XS1100E 1100cc "The Tardis" (ret)
1999 K1200LT "Beryl Beemer"
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