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Thanks Goran, I did not know you could get oversize bleed nipples. I was contemplating what to do when your reply turned up. I was wondering if it can be helicoiled - but it is a slightly unusal thread - 10x 1.0 mm. I will investigate oversize nipple first.
Before compressing the pistons for new pads I carefully cleaned the pistons with brake fluid. I had the calipers off - many seized brake union fittings too - almost had to drop the motor for one. Was replacing hoses. I was a bit scared to use penetrating oil on the pistons - but would have preferred to. Thought brake fluid may be safer. Will use the oil next time. I cleaned the pad slider plates and sized the pads to just move snugly. Had to skim a few thou off the metal on some.
Next project - make up leak down tester, and now to remove pedal box, so I can get at clutch cable fork.
One day I'm gonna drive this thing.
Alan
Old 11-20-2007, 03:37 PM
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