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***UPDATE*** New brakes, new back tire, and of course detailing! ***UPDATE***

***UPDATE*** New brakes, new back tire, and of course detailing! ***UPDATE***

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Old 04-12-2009, 02:28 AM
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Coffee was finished at 7:00am this morning, and I decided to get around to changing the brakes and the back tire, and since I had everything apart, I just had to clean everything.

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Piston pushed back in
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Fluid came back up as the piston went in,
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Meanwhile the chain was taking an orange cleaner and Dawn bubble bath.
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The old shoes, which were barely half worn. But since I was into it already, why not?
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Front brakes
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Now onto the tire change.......
 

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Old 04-12-2009, 02:38 AM
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Breaking the bead
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Having the smaller spoons for the trails in an emergency is ok, but do yourself a favor and pick up 2 of the 16 inch bars, they are awesome! Sometimes I end up using the two long ones and one of the shorter bars. Its like having 4 hands.....well except when you get them crossed up.

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From start to finish it took 20 minutes to take off the old one and put on the new one.
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And of course I have to clean things up a bit. haha
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And yes I see the dirt, but I left it to see if you guys noticed.
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Now that it's all clean and ready to go for my trip to Oregon, I don't want to ride it and get it all dirty again, so I think I'll ride the wife's bike for a while.
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:40 AM
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If you were paying real close attention to the pics, you might have noticed that I did the brakes, then decided to put the new tire on. I went back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to do the new tire right now. The Kenda really has some life left, but then again, I can always keep it for a spare.
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:05 AM
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Looks good. Nice Jack Stand!

After Tommy Boy, looks like you went into action.
Did it ever stop raining?

How tight did you tighten the Axle Nut? About an Uhmff and a half or do you torque to a spec?
I Torqued to 90 ft-lbs...
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:38 AM
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I asked this in another thread but didn't get a response, what do you use to clean your white plastics? I've got some stubborn greazzy finger prints I can't get rid of.
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Xplosivo1 View Post
I asked this in another thread but didn't get a response, what do you use to clean your white plastics? I've got some stubborn greazzy finger prints I can't get rid of.
I thought I answered that. No, seriously.
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:56 AM
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Well with much dispute from some people, I use lacquer thinner real fast and then dry with a clean dry rag. Works everytime.

As far as the torque of the axle bolt, I have never torqued it, I just reef on it as hard as I can with a 12" crescent wrench. Works for me. Oh and the sun did make an appearance today......for about 5 minutes.

Yea I watched Tommy Boy for about 20 minutes and thought to myself, come on deej get your rear in gear. Tomorrow I pull all the wheels off the Dodge truck and hit them with a drill pad and Mothers wheel cleaner, not looking forward to that, my back is already killing me.
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Xplosivo1 View Post
I asked this in another thread but didn't get a response, what do you use to clean your white plastics? I've got some stubborn greazzy finger prints I can't get rid of.
Contact cleaner is the go. No residue and comes up clean. I use the Shell brand our local store sells.
 
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:29 AM
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U can also use shellite to clean the plastics, no residue also. Im not sure if it is cheaper than contact cleaner though.
 
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I use shellite in my MSR stove. Cooks up real quick and you have a nice hot brew in under 3 minutes. Good stuff.
 

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